#PRODUCTWATCH: 2018 HONDA FIT LX
Good things come in small packages and this would be the case with the 2018 HONDA FIT LX. We had a chance to test drive this Chinese New Year and Family Day weekend, the compact and workmanlike vehicle in a thematically-fitting Milano Red, which rates high on value. Whether it be our ties to rural areas of southern Ontario or the bustle of our downtown life, the FIT gave us the gift of connecting with our loved ones this long weekend.
Equipped with a 1.5-litre, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine, 128 horsepower @ 6600 rpm and 114 lb.-ft of torque @ 4600 rpm, the 2018 HONDA FIT LX displays a versatility for both urban and suburban driving.
With a combined highhway/city fuel economy of 7.4 L/100 km, plus and Eco Assist™ system, the car is as good for the environment as it is your wallet.
While we don’t often think of the HONDA FIT as being state-of-the-art in bells and whistles, it hits the mark in several places. We loved that it still has heated seating, a touch panel for audio, Honda Sync and navigation, plus a rear-view camera for reversing/parking. Its climate control with actual knobs and buttons is extremely user-friendly. Also, there are multiple charging ports which is all-important.
We love too that there is a thoughtful driver’s side cupholder and large wing mirrors that are handy. We can never have enough coffee.
Vehicle Stability Assist, side airbags and an intuitive Lane Departure System highlight some of the safety features here.
While we have been spoiled with some more luxurious offerings from the HONDA Canada family, we will say that we wish that features like keyless ignition, more audio speakers (the FIT comes with four) proximity unlock and being able to open/shut the hatchback via remote were native to the FIT LX. We cannot deny that starting at only $20,373 CAN that this can be overlooked.
More Snaps from the weekend, from family (human and furry) to friends to stars. Hover cursor left and right to navigate slideshows.
More on the 2018 HONDA FIT here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)