The 2018 Honda Fit's prices range from $17,065 for an LX with a six-speed manual to $22,230 for an EX-L model with navigation (which includes a standard continuously variable transmission). Between those trims, the reborn Fit Sport offers a body kit, fog lights, larger touchscreen and leather trim for the steering wheel and shifter. The mid-grade EX model features a moonroof, keyless entry/push-button start, and the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features, while the EX-L adds all that plus leather upholstery.
If you can live without Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and since the engine, transmission choices, and suspension settings are identical across the lineup, any upgrades above the LX trim are merely cosmetic. We'd like to grab the six-speed manual, but that'd mean living without Honda Sensing's advanced safety systems, which require the CVT.
With that in mind, here's how we'd build our 2018 Honda Fit:
- Model: 2018 Honda Fit LX
- Engine: 1.5-liter four-cylinder
- Output: 128 hp / 113 lb-ft
- Transmission: Continuously variable automatic transmission
- Fuel economy: 33 City / 40 Hwy
- Exterior color: Milano Red
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Continuously variable transmission ($800), Honda Sensing ($1,000, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and road departure prevention).
- Base price: $16,990
- As tested: $17,990