After a full redesign for 2016 and minimal styling updates because its launching, we think a possible refresh when the 2019 Civic hits display rooms. While the changes most likely won’t be anything over the top, this could mark the return of one electrifying variation of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Aesthetically, the present Civic still looks good and is one of the most mature-looking vehicles in its class. However we might see a little tweaking occasionally for 2019. We’re likely taking a look at updates to the headlights, grille, hood, fenders, and perhaps the front and rear bumpers.
2019 Honda Civic Interior
Inside, there arguably isn’t really much that needs to be changed, as the Civic’s cabin is elegant, roomy, and intuitively set up in general. Any big changes might be counterproductive. One area we might see some changes, however, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is incredibly discouraging to use due to its slow inputs, frustrating menu, and absence of a physical volume knob.
2019 Honda Civic Engine
Under its hood, we expect the Civic’s gas powertrains to stay the same. The base engine will likely stay a 2.0-liter with 158 horsepower, 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 prospective huge powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a rumor and speculation phase, however it would likely get here with a 2.0-liter engine paired with an electrical motor that team up to produce around 170 hp. To remain competitive, the Civic Hybrid would have to get close to the 50 mpg range.
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 attended to in the refresh and possibly press it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
2019 Honda Civic Pricing & Release Date
Of course, there is no official release date for the 2019 Civic, however we expect to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be refreshed, possibilities are that any changes to the prices will likely be due to inflation, so try to find it to remain close to the existing Civic’s rate range of $20,530 to $34,990 (including $890 destination fee). Key competitors for the 2019 Civic will include the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.
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