2019 Honda Civic
After a complete redesign for 2016 and limited styling updates since its launching, we believe a possible refresh when the 2019 Civic strikes display rooms. While the changes probably won’t be anything over the top, this could mark the return of one electrifying variation of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Visually, the present Civic still looks good and is one of the most mature-looking vehicles in its class. But we might see a little tweaking here and there for 2019. We’re likely looking at updates to the headlights, grille, hood, fenders, and potentially the front and rear bumpers.
2019 Honda Civic Interior
Inside, there probably isn’t really much that has to be changed, as the Civic’s cabin is trendy, roomy, and intuitively established in general. Any big changes might be counterproductive. One area we might see some changes, however, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is incredibly aggravating to use due to its slow inputs, frustrating menu, and absence of a physical volume knob.
2019 Honda Civic Engine
Under its hood, we anticipate the Civic’s gas powertrains to stay the same. The base engine will likely remain a 2.0-liter with 158 horse power, while the optional 1.5-liter turbo engine produces 174 to 180 hp, depending upon the trim. Moving into the Si, the 1.5-liter makes 205 hp, while the stallion of the group, the Type R, features a 306-hp 2.0-liter engine.
The possible big powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a rumor and speculation phase, however it would likely show up with a 2.0-liter engine coupled with an electrical motor that collaborate to produce around 170 hp. To remain competitive, the Civic Hybrid would have to get near to the 50 mpg range.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The existing Honda Civic is a Top Safety Pick, thanks to its “Good” scores in all the significant crash tests and “Superior” front-crash-prevention system. The only failure it has is its “Poor” headlight test, which might be addressed in the refresh and potentially press it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
2019 Honda Civic Pricing & Release Date
Obviously, there is no main release date for the 2019 Civic, however we anticipate to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be revitalized, possibilities are that any changes to the pricing will likely be due to inflation, so try to find it to remain close to the present Civic’s price variety of $20,530 to $34,990 (consisting of $890 destination fee). Key competitors for the 2019 Civic will consist of the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.