Honda’s 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe models gain several styling and content updates for the new model year. Arriving in U.S. dealerships from October 10, the 2019 Civics receive a new Sport grade, standard Honda Sensing technology on all trims, and subtle styling updates inside and out.
To quickly get the design tweaks out of the way, Honda has given the 2019 Civic smoked headlights, a gloss black “wing” element on the grille, new chrome accents on the front bumper, and a chrome strip on the Sedan’s lower bumper. The Touring trim’s LED headlamps (below) also get a new design for a wider and longer beam.
Exterior updates also include the addition of three new colors: Platinum White Pearl, Molten Lava Pearl (Sedan only), and Tonic Yellow Pearl (Coupe only).
Interior tweaks are limited to an upgraded Display Audio infotainment system (standard on Sport grade and above). The interface gains a volume knob and physical buttons for key functions, as well as improved Bluetooth integration. All grades get redesigned steering wheel controls for a more intuitive operation, as well as a new center console cupholder that can hold larger beverages.
Updated dash trim is also on the menu and comes in gunmetal gray for LX models (plus EX for Coupe), metallic finish for EX, EX-L and Touring sedans (Touring only for Coupe), and with an embossed finish on Sport trims. Finally, Honda says additional sound insulation has been added to the floor, trunk, and front fenders, as well as new sound insulation in the rear fenders.
2019 Honda Civic Sport
The newly-introduced Sport model slots between the LX and EX grades and brings a more distinctive appearance thanks to details such as the larger 18-inch rims, black-painted decklid spoiler, Civic Si-styled center-mounted chrome exhaust tip, and Sport badging.
Inside, the Sport trim adds red gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, paddle shifter for CVT-equipped models, textured aluminum sport pedals, and unique upholstery combining synthetic leather and cloth.
Safety-wise, besides the standard Honda Sensing suite that includes automatic high beams, the 2019 Civic also gets an electronic parking brake with automatic Brake Hold feature and a 7-inch digital TFT instrument cluster as standard
As for new content, Civic EX models gain standard dual-zone automatic climate control with new fan speed buttons, with the Civic EX Sedan also receiving an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The Touring trim adds new 18-inch alloys, paddle shifters with the CVT and sports pedals.
2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe in LX and Sport trims feature a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 158 hp and 138 lb-ft (187 Nm) of torque. The unit is linked to either six-speed manual or CVT transmissions. The CVT-equipped Civic EX, EX-L, and Touring get a 1.5-liter turbo-four rated at 174 hp and 162 lb-ft (219 Nm) of torque.
Prices start from $20,345 for the Sedan LX with manual transmission and $21,545 for the Coupe LX with CVT (including $895 destination).