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With updated styling that includes a new Sport trim package, the 2018 Honda Fit is now available at Chapman Honda for inspection and a test drive. The popular compact commuter vehicle now offers two new dynamic color choices, Helios Yellow and Orange Fury. With four different trim packages available starting at $16,190, the Honda Fit is a budget-conscious choice that still delivers a fun driving experience.

Sport Adds Extra Dose of Styling

If you’re looking for a car that gets great gas mileage and doesn’t skimp on the eye candy, the 2018 Honda Fit Sport trim package is an excellent choice. With an aggressive front spoiler and rear diffuser supplying the book ends to this new addition to the Fit lineup, Honda has delivered a vehicle that puts the “fun” back into fundamental transportation. Orange pinstriping, aluminum alloy wheels and a chrome exhaust tip all add to the sporty styling of this model. Check inside and you’ll find an all-black interior highlighted by orange contrast stitching.

Standard Honda Sensing on EX and Above

Choose the EX or EX-L trim levels and you’ll get the Honda Sensing Suite of driver assistance features as standard equipment. This suite of technology, available as an option on lower priced trim packages, includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigating braking, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist and lane departure warning. Although you can get a detailed explanation of how this all works when you visit Chapman Honda, suffice it to say that a combination of radar sensors and cameras alert you to an impending collision and is some cases take control of your vehicle to avoid that collision.

Driving Dynamics Retuned for 2018

Even though the Honda Fit doesn’t come with a superpowered V8, the 130 horsepower 4-cylinder VTEC engine has more than enough pop to deliver some driving thrills. The 2018 Honda Fit suspension has been retuned with new suspension dampers, more rigid steering and a body that’s been reinforced to reduce body roll when you take a corner a little too aggressively. Honda has also paid particular attention to solving the problem of road noise in the 2018 Fit, with more insulation and acoustic-laminated glass.

Get Hybrid Numbers Without the Cost

If you’ve been pondering buying an electrified vehicle but are turned off by the high initial price tag, the Honda Fit has come to the rescue. The Fit LX with the CVT transmission is rate at 40 mpg on the highway and has a combined rating of 36 mpg. That may not be quite as high as some hybrids, but it certainly gives you something to think about when it’s time to buy your next new car.

Among the many innovations coming with the 2018 Honda Odyssey is the ability to stream unlimited data with an AT&T 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi plan. Now you can keep your kids and rear seat passengers happy with unlimited movies and TV shows while you listen to podcasts, audio books and your favorite music channels without fearing you’re spending too much for entertainment. Available in the Odyssey Touring and Elite trim packages, the data plans go for as little as $20 a month. The totally redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey is available for a test drive now at Chapman Honda.

Data Plan Just Part of New Technology

“As any parent can tell you, keeping everyone connected is a big part of modern family happiness,” said Honda Senior VP Jeff Conrad. “With our new CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies, reconfigurable Magic Slide seats and 4G LTE Wi-Fi, the new Odyssey is all about keeping everyone connected and comfortable.” CabinWatch gives the ability for the driver and front passenger to keep an eye on all the other passengers through the infotainment screen. The driver can communicate with people in the back through the Odyssey’s speaker system utilizing the CabinTalk feature. The Magic Slide seats make it easy for third row access or to configure the minivan for cargo storage.

Rear Entertainment System Keeps Passengers Occupied

When you get on that long stretch of highway between Phoenix and Los Angeles or San Diego, the last thing you want to do is quell a disturbance or answer the dreaded “are we there yet?” question. The Rear Entertainment System of the new Honda Odyssey provides a large 10.2-inch rear monitor that will work with DVD, CD or Blu-ray discs. If everyone has their own phone or tablet, the Wi-Fi system allows for up to seven different connections at the same time.

Five Different Trim Packages Available

The new Honda Odyssey comes in five different trim packages that offer something different for people with varying tastes and budgets. The LX is the most inexpensive model, starting at just a hair under $30,000. It comes with a long list of standard features, including a power driver’s seat, 18-inch alloy wheels and a rearview camera. The EX offers all that and the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance safety features. The EX-L adds leather to the equation along with a power tailgate. The Touring model ups the ante a bit with the CabinWatch technology, Rear Entertainment System and parking sensors. The Elite trim is the top of the line and features heated and ventilated front seats, a premium audio system and wireless phone charger. Inspect the entire Odyssey lineup and choose the one that best fits your needs when you visit Chapman Honda today.