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Overview (Final Score: C)
The Fit is Honda’s entry-level subcompact/compact offering in America, having taken the Civic’s place in that segment back in 2001. Now in its third-generation, Honda has made style, safety and content changes to the 2018 model year that Fit buyers will find important.
Theis a five-door hatchback with seating for two adults up front and three rear passengers. With a very low starting price and Honda’s outstanding ability to make the most of the interior of small cars, the aptly named Fit feels larger than it is.
What We Love About the 2018 Honda Fit:
- Nice space for the dollar
- Attractive interior
- Good highway fuel economy
What We Don’t Love About the 2018 Honda Fit:
- Lackluster acceleration
- Substandard highway ride (for a Honda)
- Sport trim is in appearance only
Pricing and Value (9/10)
At an entry price of just $17,775 and a fully-loaded Fit costing $21,395, the Fit is a great value. Our Fit Sport had a price of $18,375.
We would not recommend the Sport trim since it is strictly cosmetic. We would also not recommend the LX, since it does not have available Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The EX and EX-L with included Honda Sensing look like the best value trims.
Total Score and Competitive Comparison (69/80, 74%)
Electric vehicles are encroaching on this segment with attractive lease deals and amazingly low used prices. The Fit is really in competition with the Chevrolet Bolt EV,, Prime and all of the other less well-known EVs on the market. Base Bolts lease for $205 per month at the time of this writing, and most states offer rebates to cover the up-front lease cost.
TheiM is the Fit’s nearest competitor and we would favor the Fit strictly for its Apple Car Play and Android Auto capabilities. Ford has some price-competitive models as well, but we would avoid those given their past reliability record.
The Honda Fit is a roomy car for its class, and offers modern connectivity and active driving aids. If you’re looking for an affordable car for mostly city driving, you’ll find that it fits the bill.
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