After a full redesign for 2016 and minimal styling updates given that its launching, we presume a prospective refresh when the 2019 Civic hits display rooms. 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
Visually, the existing Civic still looks excellent and is one of the most mature-looking vehicles in its class. However we could see a little tweaking occasionally 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 needs to be changed, as the Civic’s cabin is stylish, roomy, and intuitively established in general. Any huge changes could be counterproductive. One location we could see some changes, though, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is incredibly discouraging to use due to its slow inputs, annoying menu, and lack of a physical volume knob.
2019 Honda Civic Engine
Under its hood, we anticipate the Civic’s gas powertrains to stay the same. The base engine will likely stay 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 report and speculation phase, but it would likely get here with a 2.0-liter engine paired with an electrical motor that collaborate to produce around 170 hp. To stay competitive, the Civic Hybrid would have to get near the 50 mpg range.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The current 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 might be dealt with in the refresh and possibly push it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
2019 Honda Civic Pricing & Release Date
Naturally, there is no official release date for the 2019 Civic, but we expect to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be refreshed, possibilities are that any changes to the pricing will likely be because of inflation, so look for it to stay near the current Civic’s price range of $20,530 to $34,990 (including $890 location cost). Secret rivals for the 2019 Civic will consist of the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.