After a complete redesign for 2016 and minimal styling updates considering that its launching, we presume a potential refresh when the 2019 Civic hits showrooms. While the changes probably will not be anything over the top, this might mark the return of one electrifying variation of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Aesthetically, the existing Civic still looks good and is one of the most mature-looking vehicles in its class. But we could see a little tweaking here and there for 2019. We’re likely taking a look at updates to the headlights, grille, hood, fenders, and possibly the front and rear bumpers.
2019 Honda Civic Interior
Inside, there arguably isn’t much that has to be altered, as the Civic’s cabin is stylish, spacious, and intuitively established in general. Any huge changes might be disadvantageous. One location we could see some changes, however, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is incredibly aggravating to utilize due to its sluggish inputs, annoying 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 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 prospective big powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a rumor and speculation phase, but it would likely show up 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 near the 50 mpg variety.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The existing Honda Civic is a Top Safety Pick, thanks to its “Good” scores in all the significant crash tests and “Superior” front-crash-prevention system. The only failure it has is its “Poor” headlight test, which might be addressed in the refresh and potentially press it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
2019 Honda Civic Pricing & Release Date
Naturally, there is no official release date for the 2019 Civic, however we anticipate to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be refreshed, chances are that any changes to the prices will likely be because of inflation, so look for it to stay near to the existing Civic’s rate variety of $20,530 to $34,990 (consisting of $890 destination cost). Key rivals for the 2019 Civic will consist of the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.