What's New in the 2018 Honda Fit? Honda Brings Freshness, Fun, and Versatility to the Hatchback Segment

Whether you go with its capable base LX, opt for athletics in the Sport trim, rise to the well-appointed EX, or head out fully loaded at the top of the line in EX-L, one thing's for sure. A 2018 Honda Fit makes a versatile, expertly equipped companion for Huntington, NY jet-setters with designs on an LI road trip. That's owing to an accommodating interior, to be sure, along with advanced tech, not to mention the handling chops that make a subcompact hatchback a true joy and pleasure to drive. But it's also due to numerous improvements Honda has made for 2018 model year, among them, an agile, retuned suspension, a quieter, more peaceful cabin, new safety features galore, and a host of modern amenities. So what else is new?

We mentioned fun, and fun, the hatch remains. Bring the high-revving DOHC i-VTEC® inline four-cylinder engine to life, and you'll see what we mean. 113 to 114 pound-feet of energetic torque propels 128 to 130 horsepower for the day-trip down to Bay Shore, with a choice of six-speed manual or CVT transmission to appeal to hands-on enthusiasts and those looking to go geared for efficiency. Headed over to Commack or Smithtown, a limber MacPherson strut front and torsion-beam rear suspension, along with responsive electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, make the ride a blast. If you're looking for a thrill or two headed through Dix Hills and around Deer Park, a peppy Sport Mode delivers.

The new Fit is a safe bet for the duration, too. Durable Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) construction joins forces with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control for durability and remaining on the level, while an available Honda Sensing technology suite incorporates several driver-assist features to provide intelligent feedback along the way. They include Forward Collision and Lane Departure Warning systems, Road Departure and Collision Mitigation Braking systems, and Lane Keeping Assist, simplifying staying on course and free of accidents.

Best of all, 2018 Fit offers an interior a world apart from the rest. Seating for five comes available leather-trimmed and heated in select models within a total passenger volume sprawling at more than 93 cubic feet. What's more, you can look forward to ample space for cargo – up to 52.7 cubic feet with the hatchback's 60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat® collapsed. Plus, to stay in control of settings and functions, you can find a 160-watt, four-speaker audio system coupled with a 5-inch color LCD with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and it ascends to a 180-watt, six-speaker variant in upper trims, complete with a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, too, in Fit Sport and later, letting you connect your smartphone, and Pandora and SiriusXM support appear at the top of the line for expanded listening options. In models like Fit EX-L, you can even find a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition standard, offering Honda HD Digital Traffic to remain aware of updates.

So, what's your destination? Visit our Huntington Honda dealer for a spin in the new Honda Fit, and you can set a course. We'll be glad to show you around all it has to offer!

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