After a complete redesign for 2016 and minimal styling updates since its launching, we think a prospective refresh when the 2019 Civic hits showrooms. While the changes probably won’t be anything over the top, this might mark the return of one electrifying version of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Visually, the current Civic still looks great and is one of the most mature-looking vehicles in its class. However we could see a little tweaking occasionally for 2019. We’re most likely taking a look at updates to the headlights, grille, hood, fenders, and potentially the front and rear bumpers.
2019 Honda Civic Interior
Inside, there arguably isn’t really much that has to be changed, as the Civic’s cabin is stylish, spacious, and intuitively set up in general. Any big changes could be detrimental. One area we could see some changes, though, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is incredibly discouraging to use 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 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 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 possible huge powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a report and speculation stage, but 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 stay competitive, the Civic Hybrid would have to get near to the 50 mpg range.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The present Honda Civic is a Top Safety Pick, thanks to its “Good” rankings 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 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, however we expect to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be refreshed, chances are that any changes to the rates will likely be because of inflation, so try to find it to stay near to the present Civic’s cost range of $20,530 to $34,990 (including $890 location fee). Secret rivals for the 2019 Civic will include the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.