2018 Honda Fit EX-L:   Subcompact, Feature Rich Family Car shines! 


By Autoreviewman

2018 Honda Fit EX-L

The sporty and versatile new 2018 Honda Fit is now at Honda dealerships with a stylish new look,  updated technology, available safety features and a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $15,190. The 2018 Honda Fit also adds a new Sport trim, as well as a new exterior colour Orange Fury. The refresh of the third generation Honda Fit enhances the 5-door subcompact’s already top class combination of passenger space, fuel efficiency, sophistication, practicality and affordability. The  all-new 2018 Fit Sport adds an extra  dose of style and attitude thanks to an aggressive aero-form front spoiler and rear diffuser, bright orange pin-striping, 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels with gloss- black finish, chrome exhaust-pipe finisher and side sill garnishes.

We tested the top line EX-L Model that adds such features as leather seats, climate control, and upgraded audio and navigation system among the high end features. The Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features is standard on all 2018 Fit CVT models, a first for the Fit. The suite includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Brake Braking System™ (CMBS™) incorporating Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Also new for 2018, is a 7-inch Display Audio  touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, included on Fit LX, Sport, EX and EX-L trims. The 2018 Fit is equipped with a 1.5L DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder i- VTEC™ engine with Variable Cam Timing (VTC) delivering up to 130 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm and up to 114 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm (both SAE net). The Fit’s top-of-segment driving dynamics have been improved for 2018 with retuned suspension dampers, a more rigid steering system and additional body reinforcements. In addition to dynamic improvements, the Fit now benefits from increased cabin quietness with improved transmission and steering system mounting hardware, combined with the addition of acoustic-laminated glass and more insulation throughout the vehicle.  On the road, with the well-weighted steering, and supple suspension, the Fit feel agile and sporty- yet comfortable. The Fit is also economical with a Natural Resources Canada fuel economy rating for the manual transmission at 7.0 litres per 100 km in the city and 6.4 on the highway while the CVT is rated at 7.0 and 5.7 respectively.  The new 2018 version adds a huge level of refinement, quality and upscale features into the sub-compact market – Highly recommended for families and young singles everywhere.

2018 Honda Fit: Priced from $15,190 – $23,990

EX-L Model as tested priced from $23,990


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