After a complete redesign for 2016 and minimal styling updates since its debut, we presume a possible refresh when the 2019 Civic hits showrooms. While the changes most likely won’t be anything over the top, this could mark the return of one electrifying version of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Visually, the existing Civic still looks great and is one of the most mature-looking vehicles in its class. However we might see a little tweaking here and there for 2019. We’re most likely taking a look 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 altered, as the Civic’s cabin is trendy, roomy, and intuitively set up overall. Any big changes could be disadvantageous. One location we could see some changes, however, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is very frustrating to use due to its sluggish inputs, irritating menu, and lack of a physical volume knob.
2019 Honda Civic Engine
Under its hood, we expect the Civic’s gas powertrains to stay the very 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 prospective big powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a report and speculation stage, however it would likely arrive with a 2.0-liter engine paired with an electric motor that team up to produce around 170 hp. To stay competitive, the Civic Hybrid would have to get close to the 50 mpg variety.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The present 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
Naturally, there is no main release date for the 2019 Civic, however we expect to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be refreshed, opportunities are that any changes to the rates will likely be due to inflation, so look for it to remain near the present Civic’s cost variety of $20,530 to $34,990 (including $890 destination cost). Key competitors for the 2019 Civic will consist of the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.
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