If you’re in the market for an affordable new car, know that Honda is introducing some changes to the Fit for 2018. The most obvious are exterior cosmetics, like front and rear fascias that make the car appear wider and lower to the ground. The grille comes in two pieces – one chrome and one piano black. The length of the car has increased by 1.4 inches.
Honda is introducing two new paint colors: Orange Fury and Helios Yellow. EX and higher trims have machined wheels with gloss black inserts.
A new Sport trim adds edgier styling to the subcompact hatch. It gets more aero styling elements on all four sides, including a front splitter and rear diffuser with orange highlights. Fog lights, plus 16-inch gloss black alloy wheels set it apart from other trims. The interior features a black color scheme, plus orange highlights, with a cross-hatch pattern for the seats and door panels.
The car also gains new technologies. Standard equipment includes a rearview camera, automatic headlights, Bluetooth, and a digital tach. An optional Display Audio system works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
A first for the Fit, the Honda Sensing suite is available for all trims. This means assistive systems like road departure mitigation, collision mitigation braking, etc. are an option. Honda claims no competitors can match these safety technologies.