After a full redesign for 2016 and restricted styling updates since its debut, we suspect a prospective refresh when the 2019 Civic strikes showrooms. While the changes more than likely 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 present Civic still looks excellent and is one of the most mature-looking vehicles in its class. But we might see a little tweaking here and there for 2019. We’re most 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 perhaps isn’t really much that needs to be altered, as the Civic’s cabin is elegant, spacious, and intuitively established overall. Any huge changes might be detrimental. One area we might see some changes, however, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is incredibly discouraging to utilize due to its sluggish inputs, frustrating menu, and lack of a physical volume knob.
2019 Honda Civic Engine
Under its hood, we expect the Civic’s gas powertrains to remain the exact same. The base engine will likely remain a 2.0-liter with 158 horse power, 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 huge powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a report and speculation phase, however 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 need to get near the 50 mpg range.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The current Honda Civic is a Top Safety Pick, thanks to its “Good” scores in all the major crash tests and “Superior” front-crash-prevention system. The only failure it has is its “Poor” headlight test, which might be resolved in the refresh and possibly press it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
2019 Honda Civic Pricing & Release Date
Of course, there is no main release date for the 2019 Civic, however we anticipate to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be revitalized, opportunities are that any changes to the pricing will likely be because of inflation, so search for it to remain near to the current Civic’s rate variety of $20,530 to $34,990 (consisting of $890 destination fee). Key competitors for the 2019 Civic will include the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.