According to reliable sources, the Honda Fit will be refreshed for the 2018 model year. So, expect it to receive minor exterior and interior tweaks without any dramatic alterations. The real changes will come with the Honda Fit 2019 , which is slated to arrive as a completely redesigned model. Rumor has it that the next generation is likely to present a Honda Fit turbo and a hybrid variant. Now, the 2018 Honda Fit could go on sale in the latter part of 2017. With the newest set of enhancements, this highly practical subcompact will be among top models in its class.
Design and Features
Unlike its predecessor, the current iteration of the Fit hatchback boasts a sharp and muscular styling. Although it’s been around for quite some time, its chiseled body and sleek front fascia make it fresh and modern. Thanks to its high roofline and hatchback design, the Fit offers a surprisingly roomy interior. On top of that, its rooftop spoiler and rear diffuser give it excellent aerodynamics. As for the upcoming 2018 Honda Fit, it will offer new standard features that have been optional thus far. Soft-touch materials and silver accent trim will make it appear more expensive than it actually is. The nicely bolstered front bucket seats are extremely supportive even in sharp turns. The Fit’s cabin also offers a slew of storage cubbies and cup holders. Previously optional, the 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lights and a 7-inch touchscreen audio system will come standard.
2018 Honda Fit Engine Specs
Just like the outgoing model, the 2018 Honda Fit will use a 1.5-liter four-cylinder. The only available engine generates 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Being part of Honda’s Earth Dreams family, the engine offers advanced fuel injection as well as Variable Timing Control (VTC) of the valvetrain. It is also one of the most efficient units with fuel economy reaching 40 mpg on the highway.
Pricing and Competition
An entry-level 2018 Honda Fit is likely to start just under $17,000. Although its base price comes in higher than many of its rivals, the Fit offers more standard equipment. That said, Honda’s subcompact hatchback is actually highly competitive in the race with the Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio.