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2018 Honda Fit
2018 Honda HR-V

black honda Fit and black honda HR-V side by side
2018 Honda Fit VS 2018 Honda HR-V
In-Line 4-cylinder Engine In-Line 4-cylinder
29 city / 36 hwy* Fuel Economy 25 city / 33 hwy**
130 HP Horsepower 141 HP

Differences Between 2018 Honda Fit & 2018 Honda HR-V

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Sometimes, small is the better choice. Engine output isn't great, but fuel economy is. Handling is nimble, and parking is easy. Price is also agreeable. Given that, what makes better sense, a hatchback or a compact crossover? Honda makes the decision easy. Take a close look at both the 2018 Honda Fit and Honda HR-V.

The Fit is a subcompact hatchback that is anything but subcompact on the inside. It's fun to drive and can accommodate more cargo than just about anything in its segment. The HR-V is a small SUV that also defies its classification in terms of interior space and cargo storage capabilities. Which one appeals to the individual buyer is really a matter of taste as well as slight differences in the standard and optional features.

Trim Options

White Honda Fit

The 2018 Honda Fit is offered in a total of four trims. The base LX comes with a rearview camera, air-conditioning, remote entry, and cruise control. High-tech features include a 5-inch display screen, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker stereo system. Uplevel trims add on a larger screen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an upgraded stereo system, and satellite radio. Heated front seats and leather upholstery are two of the standard features on the top-of-the-line EX-L. The 2018 Honda HR-V is offered in three distinct trims, but even the base LX comes with the Magic Seat feature, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth. The more luxurious EX-L Navi is equipped with a sunroof, automatic headlights, heated front seats, and navigation with voice recognition.

Utility Capabilities

Truck open view of honda fit

Like the HR-V, the 2018 Honda Fit comes with the Magic Seat feature, so reconfiguring the interior is a snap. Small item storage is no problem, and the door pockets are nicely designed and can hold medium-sized water bottles. The back seat folding mechanism allows for various loading options, and the seat bottoms flip upward so that taller items can be stored with ease. It's a hatchback, so the rear door is of course large, making for easy loading of boxes and just about anything else. The 2018 Honda HR-V boasts one of the largest cargo areas of any subcompact SUV. There's a total of 24.3 cubic feet of storage area when the rear seats are upright, and this increases to 58.8 cubic feet when they're folded flat.

Driving Experience

honda HR-v On the road

All 2018 Honda Fit versions are equipped with a 1.5L, four-cylinder engine that produces a total of 130 horsepower. Power is sent to the front wheels by the buyer's choice of a six-speed manual or CVT. The Fit is very stable at freeway speeds, and steering is quite direct. It holds no record for acceleration, but that's the norm for a subcompact. The 2018 Honda HR-V is powered by a 1.8L engine rated at 141 horsepower. Transmission choices are the same as what is offered on the Fit. Handling is superb, and the HR-V is one of the easiest SUVs to navigate into tight parking spaces. The electronic stability control feature almost never kicks in, and this is a good thing because it indicates better-than-average vehicle dynamics.

Do you want a small hatchback or a compact SUV? If you haven't decided, check out both of these models today at Proctor Honda. Call us to find out about current inventory and to schedule your personal inspection of these two bestselling models from Honda.

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* 29 city / 36 highway / 31 combined MPG rating for LX, Sport and EX 6MT models. 33 city / 40 highway / 36 combined MPG rating for LX CVT model. 31 city / 36 highway / 33 combined MPG rating for Sport CVT, EX CVT and EX-L models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

** 25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed manual transmission models. 28 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.