The 2018 Honda Fit has upgraded technology and ADAS. Honda Sensing suite safety features include available Collision Mitigation Braking (CMBS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) on all Fit models while the ADAS package is standard standard on EX and above trims.
Honda claims that the Fit the most affordable car in America with so many safety and driver-assistive features as well as being the only vehicle within its segment that can be outfitted with such features.
All Fit models include rearview camera, tailgate spoiler, auto on-off headlights, LED brake lights, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and a center storage console with armrest. All 2018 Fits feature a redesigned driver’s meter with a large analog speedometer and digital tachometer.
Models equipped with Honda Sensing have a 4.2-inch Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Driver Information Interface (DII) color display offering additional selectable information including available turn-by-turn directions.
The Fit Sport will have premium features found on EX trims including Honda’s 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a 180-watt six-speaker audio system.
The Fit EX includes Honda Sensing standard on both CVT and 6MT models. Honda notes it is the first application of Honda’s suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features to a model equipped with a manual transmission.
The Fit EX also gains Honda LaneWatch providing views of the right lane from a camera on the passenger side of the car, XM Radio, variable intermittent wipers, Push Button Start, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock, a one-touch power moonroof, and new sliding sunvisors.
The top trim Fit EX-L also includes Honda Sensing as well as leather-trimmed seats with 2-level heating for the front, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, and available navigation with HD Traffic and HD Radio.
Honda Sensing, Honda’s suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features, is available on Fit LX and Sport (equipped CVT) and standard on all EX and EX-L trims. The Honda Sensing suite includes: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) incorporating Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
The 2018 Honda Fit also features a long list of standard active and passive safety features, including Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, driver and passenger front and side airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE™ body structure. The Fit is designed to achieve a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). All models feature a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, while EX and higher trims have Honda LaneWatch as standard equipment.
Ride comfort and handling characteristics have been improved for 2018 due to retuned suspension dampers, a more rigid steering system and additional body reinforcements. The 2018 Fit also offers a quieter cabin rivaling the best in its class, with adjustments made to transmission and steering system mounting hardware, combined with the addition of acoustic glass windshield and improved insulation throughout the vehicle.
The Fit’s rigid body structure is paired with a sophisticated chassis to deliver sporty handling with a steering linearity that gives the driver a sense of oneness with the vehicle unmatched in the subcompact segment.
The 2018 Fit retains its outstanding EPA fuel-economy rating2 of 29/36/31 (city/highway/combined) for the manual transmission models, 33/40/36 for the LX trim with CVT and 31/36/33 for the EX, EX-L and Sport trim with CVT. The 6MT optimizes close individual ratios to aid performance while offering a wide overall range to improve fuel efficiency. The CVT enhances engine responsiveness, providing quick and smooth acceleration while improving fuel efficiency with a wide ratio range and low internal friction.