Replace, Nov. 23: This primary take has been up to date with extra details about the car. A full overview is on the way in which, so maintain your eyes peeled.

Maintaining with the Joneses is a full-time job within the automotive business. The third-generation Match is an honest automotive however Honda’s seen match to provide the Match a robust midcycle refresh to be able to safe its place atop the subcompact section.

Each the entrance and rear fascia have been redesigned. It is more durable to inform the distinction to the again, however the brand new entrance finish has been up to date to resemble different new Honda fashions such because the Civic. The grille is now a two-piece affair with piano black and chrome accents, and there are some new wheel designs. The entire automotive’s size is up between 1.four and 1.eight inches, relying in your selection of trim.

There are additionally two new colours out there — yellow and orange. It is a enjoyable little automotive, so its palette ought to replicate that, and I might say these two new colours are as much as that job.

Inside, not a lot has modified. There’s one essential replace, nevertheless — the 7-inch Show Audio infotainment system has an actual, honest-to-goodness quantity knob! The rear seats may be folded all the way in which down or all the way in which up, and you’ll lay the entrance seats flat if you have to take a nap within the automotive for no matter motive.

Customary tools for all Match fashions features a backup digital camera, computerized headlights, Bluetooth, LED taillights and a middle console with an armrest. There’s additionally a brand new instrument cluster with a digital tachometer. Fashions geared up with HondaSensing additionally get a four.2-inch coloration show nestled within the gauge cluster.

Different large information from the 2018 Match refresh is the addition of a brand new Sport trim. Positioned between the bottom LX and the top-tier EX, the Sport will get particular inside trim with orange stitching, a 7-inch Show Audio infotainment system and a flashy physique equipment. Shifting as much as the EX trim provides keyless entry, a moonroof, push-button begin and LaneWatch, which makes use of a digital camera to watch the passenger-side blind spot. The EX-L trim provides heated leather-based seats.

I should not be this excited over a quantity knob, however I assume you do not know what you’ve got bought till it is gone.

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One engine is out there, however its output adjustments primarily based on the transmission. Its 1.5-liter I4 places out 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque with a six-speed guide, however including the CVT drops the output to 128 and 113, respectively.

Go for the CVT on any Match, and you can even add HondaSensing. That is Honda’s suite of energetic and passive security methods, which incorporates autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise management and lane-departure mitigation. A little bit further security by no means hurts.

The 2018 Honda Match is already on sale, with a beginning value of $16,190, which is barely $200 increased than the 2017 mannequin, regardless of all the brand new additions. The Sport mannequin didn’t exist in 2017, so there isn’t any level of comparability there. You may try full pricing data for the 2018 Match under, which incorporates pricing for Honda Sensing, if you wish to play it protected.

2018 Honda Match Pricing

Mannequin

2018 MSRP

2017 MSRP

Web Change

Match LX Guide

$16,190

$15,990

$200

Match LX CVT

$16,990

$16,790

$200

Match LX w/ Honda Sensing

$17,990

N/A

N/A

Match Sport Guide

$17,500

N/A

N/A

Match Sport CVT

$18,300

N/A

N/A

Match Sport w/ Honda Sensing

$19,300

N/A

N/A

Match EX Guide

$18,160

$17,900

$260

Match EX CVT

$18,960

$18,700

$260

Match EX-L CVT

$20,520

$20,265

$255

Match EX-L Navi CVT

$21,520

$21,265

$255

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