2019 Honda Civic
After a complete redesign for 2016 and minimal styling updates given that its debut, we suspect a potential refresh when the 2019 Civic strikes showrooms. While the changes most likely will not be anything over the top, this might mark the return of one electrifying version of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Visually, the current Civic still looks great 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 possibly the front and rear bumpers.
2019 Honda Civic Interior
Inside, there perhaps isn’t much that has to be changed, as the Civic’s cabin is elegant, roomy, and intuitively set up in general. Any huge changes could be counterproductive. One location we could see some changes, however, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is exceptionally aggravating to use due to its sluggish inputs, bothersome menu, and absence of a physical volume knob.
2019 Honda Civic Engine
Under its hood, we expect the Civic’s gas powertrains to stay the exact same. The base engine will likely remain a 2.0-liter with 158 horsepower, 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 potential huge powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a report and speculation phase, however it would likely get here with a 2.0-liter engine coupled with an electrical motor that team up to produce around 170 hp. To remain competitive, the Civic Hybrid would need to get near to the 50 mpg range.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The current Honda Civic is a Top Safety Pick, thanks to its “Good” ratings in all the significant crash tests and “Superior” front-crash-prevention system. The only failure it has is its “Poor” headlight test, which could be attended to in the refresh and possibly press it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
2019 Honda Civic Pricing & Release Date
Obviously, there is no official release date for the 2019 Civic, however we expect to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be revitalized, opportunities are that any changes to the rates will likely be because of inflation, so look for it to remain close to the current Civic’s price series of $20,530 to $34,990 (including $890 destination cost). Key rivals for the 2019 Civic will include the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.