Great things come in small packages.
Subcompact cars are often renowned for their agile handling. The Honda Fit is a subcompact car that is known for excellent cargo space and a premium cabin that is full of exciting features. If you are in the market for a vehicle that is small, but still practical and convenient when it comes to space and available features, be sure to check out our Honda Fit review below to learn more about the third generation (2015-present) of this popular subcompact car.
- Key Specs and Features
- 5 Reasons to Buy
- What You Need to Know
- Years in Review
- The Bottom Line
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Key Specs and Features
- The third-generation Honda Fit (2015-present) is equipped with a 1.5L 130 hp four-cylinder engine.
- The 2017 Honda Fit gets an EPA estimated 36 mpg combined city/highway when equipped with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission.1
- The third-generation Honda Fit (2015-present) offers a total of 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down.
- The third-generation Honda Fit (2015-present) comes standard with a rearview camera on all trims.
- The third-generation Honda Fit (2015-present) comes available with a 7-inch touchscreen display that is standard on upper trims.
- The third-generation Honda Fit (2015-present) comes standard with a 4-speaker audio system on all trims.
5 Reasons to Buy
1. An Exceptional Amount of Cargo Space for its Class
Subcompact cars aren't typically praised for their cargo space. With the Honda Fit, however, Honda has managed to fit a lot of cargo space into a small package. On the third-generation Honda Fit (2015-present), for example, you'll have access to 16.6 cubic ft of cargo space behind the rear seats and 52.7 cubic ft of cargo space with the rear seats folded down.
2. Smooth, Agile Handling
Since its inception, the Honda Fit has been renowned for its smooth and agile handling. The Honda Fit's small size combined with its exceptional engineering make it a joy to drive. If great handling is one of your top priorities, you can't go wrong with any Honda Fit model.
3. Excellent Fuel Economy
The Honda fit gets great fuel economy. On the 2017 Honda Fit, for example, you can look forward to an EPA estimated 36 mpg combined city/highway when the vehicle is equipped with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission.1
4. A Wide Range of Technology Features
The Honda Fit may be an entry-level vehicle, but it still offers a number of standard and available technology features. On upper trims of the 2018 Honda Fit, for instance, you will find useful features such as Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ a seven-inch touchscreen display, HondaLink, and more. These features make the Honda Fit all the more convenient and enjoyable to drive.
5. Impressive Interior Materials and Design
The Honda Fit isn't necessarily a luxury vehicle, but it does include some very high-quality interior materials and an attractive interior design. Thanks to lots of soft-touch points, premium materials such as leather, and a well-thought-out design, the interior of the Honda Fit looks and feels like it belongs on a more expensive vehicle. If you want an interior that offers plenty of bang for your buck, the Honda Fit delivers.
What You Need to Know
Honda Fit CarMax Prices2
- 2014-2017: Average CarMax price less than $15,500.
- 2018: Average CarMax price less than $18,500.
2018 Honda Fit Models & Trim Levels
The 2018 Honda Fit comes available in four different trim levels. These trim levels are:
- LX - The base trim of the 2018 Honda Fit, the LX trim offers a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, daytime running lights, a five-inch color LCD screen, and more!
- Sport - The Sport trim of the 2018 Honda Fit offers everything found on the LX trim as well as a seven-inch color touchscreen display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-speaker audio system, and more!
- EX - The EX trim of the 2018 Honda Fit offers everything found on the Sport trim as well as push-button start, a one-touch power moonroof, 16-inch alloy wheels, and more!
- EX-L - The EX-L trim of the 2018 Honda Fit offers everything found on the EX trim as well as a continuously variable transmission with dual-mode paddle shifters, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and more!
Honda Fit Interior and Exterior
Honda Fit Seating Capacity
The Honda Fit is a subcompact car that is capable of seating up to five passengers.
Honda Fit Cargo Space
The 2018 Honda Fit offers 16.6 cubic ft of cargo space behind the rear seats and 52.7 cubic ft of cargo space with the rear seats folded down.
Honda Fit Colors
The 2018 Honda Fit comes in eight color options. These color options include:
- Aegean Blue Metallic
- Crystal Black Pearl
- Helios Yellow Pearl
- Lunar Silver Metallic
- Milano Red
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Orange Fury
- White Orchid Pearl
Honda Fit Engine & Transmission
The 2018 Honda Fit comes equipped with a 130 hp 1.5L four-cylinder engine that can be paired with an automatic or manual transmission.
Years in Review
2013 Honda Fit - The 2013 Honda fit marked the end of the vehicle's third generation. At the time of its production, the 2013 Honda Fit was one of most popular vehicles in its class, renowned especially for its smooth handling and ample interior room.
2014 Honda Fit - No 2014 Honda Fit models were produced.
2015 Honda Fit - In 2015, the new generation Honda Fit was introduced and the vehicle was fully redesigned, with Honda reworking both the interior and exterior of the vehicle in order to decrease the Honda Fit's size while actually increasing its rear legroom and overall passenger volume.
2016 Honda Fit - No major changes were made to the Honda Fit for the 2016 model.
2017 Honda Fit - No major changes were made to the Honda Fit for the 2017 model.
2018 Honda Fit - For the 2018 Honda Fit, Honda updated the vehicle's suspension to improve handling, added a new Sport trim, and added technology features such as Honda LaneWatch® that are available on upper trims.
The Bottom Line
The Honda Fit offers all of the typical benefits of a subcompact car such as agile handling and superior fuel economy while still offering benefits that you don't typically find on a subcompact car such as ample passenger and cargo space. If you are in the market for a small, agile vehicle that is truly well-rounded, the Honda Fit is an excellent option to consider. Looking to learn more about the Honda Fit? Check out these related resources:
1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
2Based on CarMax average prices between August 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
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