After a complete redesign for 2016 and limited styling updates because its debut, we presume a potential refresh when the 2019 Civic hits display rooms. While the changes more than likely will not be anything over the top, this could mark the return of one electrifying version of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Aesthetically, the current 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 perhaps isn’t really much that has to be changed, as the Civic’s cabin is trendy, spacious, and intuitively set up in general. Any big changes might be detrimental. One location we might see some changes, however, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is extremely frustrating to utilize due to its sluggish inputs, annoying menu, and absence of a physical volume knob.
2019 Honda Civic Engine
Under its hood, we expect the Civic’s gas powertrains to remain the exact 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 on 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 big powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a rumor and speculation stage, however it would likely get here with a 2.0-liter engine paired with an electric motor that collaborate to produce around 170 hp. To stay competitive, the Civic Hybrid would need to get near the 50 mpg range.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The existing 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 push it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
2019 Honda Civic Pricing & Release Date
Obviously, there is no main release date for the 2019 Civic, but we anticipate to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be revitalized, opportunities are that any changes to the rates will likely be due to inflation, so look for it to remain close to the present Civic’s cost range 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.