Flash Drive

2018 Honda Fit

Model Tested: 2018 Honda Fit 5DR Sport

2018 Honda Fit Sport 6MT has a hot hatch look with additional spoilers and special black wheels.

Engine:1.5-liter I-4, 130 horsepower, 114 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission, front-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 29-mpg city, 36-mpg highway, 31-mpg combined

Base Price: $17,500

As Tested: $18,390


Nimble on twisty roads if driven aggressively

Impressive fuel economy—our best was

All 2018 Honda Fit models including the Sport use the same 1.5-liter I-4 with 130 hp.

39.2-mpg highway

Anemic power—need to use transmission to extract horsepower

Revs pretty high (3,000 rpm or more) on freeways

Decent 6-speed manual transmission

Shifter/clutch a little balky at low speeds

Nice hill hold feature


Wheelwell intrusion for front passenger legroom

Driver seat height pump

Twisty back roads are the most fun in the Honda Fit Sport, but it’s also a great city/commuter car.

Pretty upright seating position

Excellent second row legroom

Adult can fit in middle position, but hard seat

Great hat-wearing headroom

Seats lack much lumbar support

Large, soft headrests

Nice, medium thick leather-wrapped steering wheel

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Heavy plastic content for interior

Low second row floor hump

The front seating position is pretty upright with great headroom. The leather steering wheel is nice.


Rear doors open almost 90-degrees

The second row Magic Seat has four unique combinations for maximum passenger/cargo

Split rear seats fold flat and low

Tall people won’t clear hatchback

Good cargo capacity

Flat cargo floor, but cheap carpet

Small front door bins

Very small rear door bins/bottle notches

One seatback storage pouch

The versatile rear seat can fit three adults, but shoulder room is tight.

Small center console

Medium size non-locking glovebox

Extra bottle holder on left side of dash

WOW Factors:

Easy to park; great city car

Roomy, versatile interior

Impressive fuel economy

Fun to drive aggressively


I don’t really get the name

Cheap sun visors and headliner

Smallish tachometer blocked by steering wheel

The Honda Fit cargo area is flexible and can hold a mountain bike.

Bottom Line:

The 2018 Honda Fit Sport has black alloy wheels and extra front, rear, and side spoilers to give the subcompact hatchback a more aggressive look although the engine is the same as all Fit models. The Honda Fit Sport is a strong value, but cost-cutting measures are evident in the interior.