CARS.COM — Amid cheap gas and the flight to SUVs, consumers have turned lukewarm on subcompact cars in recent years. Still, that hasn’t kept automakers from issuing a steady stream of updates. Toyota unveiled a revised Yaris in March; Kia debuted a refreshed Rio in April. Now it’s Honda’s turn with the Fit, which has a roster of changes for 2018. Among them are tweaked styling, more safety features, hardware revisions and a new trim level called the Fit Sport. The Sport slots between the base LX and mid-level EX trims; a range-topping EX-L also exists.
The refreshed 2018 Fit, which goes on sale in July, looks indistinguishable from the 2015-17 car at a quick glance, but the cues are clear on closer inspection. Gone is the thick ribbon of piano-black grille trim; it’s now replaced by a thinner ribbon with a chrome bar overhead. The bumper’s trapezoidal center opening is an inversion of what it used to be — now it’s smiling, not frowning — and the foglight portals have different shapes. In back, the bumper trades its vertical black trim near the edges for horizontal pieces that sit lower.