2019 Honda Civic Si Models Bring Minor Updates And $200 Price Hike

Following the release of the 2019 Civic Sedan and Coupe last month, Honda is preparing to start shipping the hotter Si models to dealerships.

Prices for the 2019 Civic Si Coupe and Sedan start at $25,195, including an $895 destination charge. That accounts for α $200 increase over the 2018 model year. Both the 2019 Civic Si Sedan and Civic Si Coupe bring mild updates compared to the 2018 model year, most of which focus on the interior.

You won’t notice any changes on the outside unless you’re an expert in Honda’s color palette. That’s because the only updates are two new paints called Platinum White Pearl and Tonic Yellow Pearl (exclusive to the Civic Si Coupe).

The cabin gets the lion’s share when it comes to enhancements, but don’t get your hopes up too high. After all, the latest Civic Si only debuted in May 2017.

The main addition to the interior is the updated Display Audio infotainment system. The refreshed interface includes a volume knob and physical buttons for key functions, as well as improved Bluetooth integration with easier device pairing.

Both Civic Si models also get more intuitive steering wheel controls, physical buttons for the climate control’s fan speed, an improved electronic parking brake switch and larger cupholders.

Another change over the 2018 model year is the fact that the summer tire package is no longer available from the factory, though it remains available as a dealer-installed option.

The powertrain is also the same, with both the two-door coupe and four-door sedan getting the same 205hp 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine linked to a six-speed manual transmission. Other performance features include a helical limited-slip differential and an adjustable two-mode adaptive damper system.

The 2019 Honda Civic Si Sedan and Coupe will be available at dealerships nationwide from November 1.

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  • FlameWater

    Bring back the Honda Prelude it was decades ahead of these washing machines https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/86a4e2b0f53daa66fb9caea9185b97476825ae8fe2fa308baff117b6185c80f0.jpg

    • Bash

      Ooh the prelude. Thank you for reminding us about that great car.

      • Stephen LaBounty


    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      It was more handsome but it would be slaughtered performance-wise compared to the new Si.

    • Six_Tymes

      cant agree more, Honda was more reliable back then too. And had solid design style.

  • willhaven

    The rear end of the sedan is an eye sore.

    • Bash

      The whole car is an eye sore imho.

      • willhaven

        I quite like the front end and the coupe.

  • Mr. EP9

    Less ugly than the Type R but still ugly nonetheless. Well, except the Si Sedan. That’s just hideous.

  • LJ

    It’s still a Civic.

  • eb110americana

    I think the current Civic is one of the best they have ever done, and one of their best cars currently on sale. The lack of a volume knob was one of the few annoyances with the current car, so I’m glad to see they fixed that. I think it looks best in the sedan form, while I don’t care for all the fake grilles on the “sporty” models. It could use some simplification in the grille, but compared to the last couple decades of hideous and awkward Civics, this one has very little to complain about. The proportions are very good, and the specs are at the top of their class.

  • Stephen LaBounty

    Quick update, I believe even the new Yaris 1.5 l CVT out performs the SI’s and Type R…

  • Edums

    Now, if they could offer a SI hatchback….

  • Edums

    This article is about the SI

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Terrible handling crap? LOL, okay child.

    This is one of the best handling FWD cars, and any publication worth a damn around the world has said this. The Type R has never been about straight line performance, you should know that.

  • Craig

    FROM THE ARTICLE – “Another change over the 2018 model year is the fact that the summer tire package is no longer available from the factory, though it remains available as a dealer-installed option.” Also – where did I say ‘free’? Read what I wrote again.

  • Six_Tymes

    Those Awful fake plastic vents on the bumpers, horrible cheap design. yuk

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