2018 Honda Fit Sport Manual
The small and mighty Honda Fit was a huge success when it was first launched. In 2018 the Fit has been refreshed with more technology, and safety features. The Sport is an all new trim level for the model as well!
Disclosure: Honda Canada provided me with the 2018 Fit Sport MT for a week to test drive, and photograph. All photos in this blog post was taken by me and Don Yip.
- 130HP @ 6600 / 114 lb-ft @ 4600
- 8.2 seconds 0-100 km/hr
- Engine noise sounds good and reminds me of the old school Honda's I've driven before.
- Upgraded to a 6 speed shifter from the previous generations that were 5 speed.
- No problems coming to a stop with the low curb weight
- Lighter curb weight make it super peppy changing lanes and going into corners
- Not really known for having a soft and comfortable ride but the firmer suspension is definitely preferred making it super fun to drive.
- 8.1 / 6.6 / 7.4 MPG (City / Hwy / Combined)
- Gas prices are crazy in Vancouver and you'll be happy at the pump in this car.
CABIN NOISE: 7.5/10
- They've improved on sound dampening but there is still a fair amount of noise but for this category it's not bad.
- Looks amazing from the outside. Personally I love how we got it in white instead of the orange fury that I commonly see online. The white helps the black and red trim accents stand out.
- It has that classic compact hatchback Civic look from the 80s. If you grew up with those cars you'll love this.
- Vehicle Stability Assist(VSA®) with Traction Control
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system(HS*)
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) system(HS*)
- 3-point front seat belts with automatic tensioning system
- 3-point rear seat belts
- Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
- Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor system
- HondaLink™ Assist Automatic Emergency Response System
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)2 (HS*)
- 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Brake Assist
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS®) (HS*)
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system2(HS*)
Hill Start Assist
Childproof rear door locks
i-SRS airbag system (front)
SmartVent™ side airbags
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)2 (HS*)
Honda LaneWatch™ blind spot display2
INTERIOR FOR DRIVER: 8.5/10
- Arm rest is added! In previous generations there was no arm rest!
- Manually adjusted seats. The seats aren't ultra comfortable but it is competitive for this segment. There is a decent amount of bolstering to hold you in the seat.
- Usually cup holders are in the center column of the car but in the fit it is a folding cup holder on the left of the driver. You could conveniently put your drink there before struggling to get into the car. The placement of the holder is also located in front of the vent so you could use the AC to keep the drink warm or cold.
- Fantastic visibility for the blind spots
- Good amount of bolstering to keep you in the seat
INTERIOR FOR PASSENGERS: 8/10
- Good amount of head and leg room for a sub compact car
- The back seats have soft cushioning but the form feel a little flat and could be uncomfortable for long road trips
INTERIOR STORAGE: 7.5/10
- Known for its impressive storage capacity for a small car because of it's rear Magic Seats. I like how they took this technology and rolled it out in the HRV.
INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM: 8/10
- Contemporary infotainment system with the inclusion of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Nice to see in a cheap car.
OVERALL IMPRESSION OF THE 2018 Honda Fit Sport MT:
While the market isn't as hot for the Fit compared to it's original launch as North Americans are going crazy for compact crossovers. The redesigned 2018 Honda Fit is still a good option as a car that you can have a lot of fun in without paying a lot.
It's fun to drive despite having a small engine. The shifter is a bit long but it makes it very obvious as to which gear you're in for beginners. It's a great car to learn how to drive manual.It reminds me of the classic Honda Civics when they first launched. If I didn't grow up in the Civic age with it being my first car, I would have definitely loved owning the Fit as my first new car.
At the end of the day the Fit is a symbol of what classic Honda cars felt like. Beautifully engineered and fun to drive. It is practical and exciting.