New 2019 Honda Civic Sedan
Honda Civic Sedan
Offered as a sedan, coupe or hatchback and with varying horsepower, the 2019 Honda Civic may be the most versatile compact on the planet.
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The 2019 Honda Civic continues to set the benchmark for what a compact car should be. Where competitors like the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Chevy Cruze and Kia Forte only come in 4-door body styles, the Civic still offers the snug fit of a 2-door coupe. The Civic also offers a broad range of models and prices, covering the spectrum from the fuel-sipping LX and sporty Si, to the 306-horsepower Honda Civic Type-R. The Civic is big on safety, too, with a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the Honda Sensing suite of driver assists standard on all but the Si and Type R. The Civic remains the resale champ in this segment, as well as one of the most reliable cars on the road, claiming KBB.com’s Small Car Best Buy award five years in a row.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for a smartly styled small sedan that isn’t so small on the inside, has incredibly good resale and reliability ratings and offers a wide range of engine and trim levels, the Honda store is your one-stop shopping destination, and the 2019 Honda Civic is the reason why.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The Civic can get pricey as you climb the trim ladder, and its styling might be a bit too over the top for some. Those looking for all-wheel drive should look to the Subaru Impreza, while diesel or hybrid fans will need to shop Chevy, Toyota, Kia and Hyundai.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, the Civic gets a mild exterior upgrade and proper control knobs for the audio and heating/A/C system. The Sport trim is added to the coupe and sedan line, while Honda Sensing is made standard on all but the high-performance trims. The 6-speed manual is dropped from the sedan and coupe with the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.
Honda tells us its long history in racing is what allows its production cars to ride and handle a cut above the competition. In the case of the 2019 Honda Civic sedan, coupe and hatchback, we’d have to agree. The turbocharged 1.5-liter engine is both satisfying to drive and remarkably easy on gas. Even base models with the normally aspirated 2.0-liter engines have plenty of zip, especially when paired with the 6-speed manual. Unfortunately, for the bulk of sedans and coupes, a turbocharged engine means a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is the only option, and while Honda’s CVT is one of the best we’ve tested, it's just not as sporty as driving a stick. If you want more power and better handling, you’ll have to move up to the Si or 306-horsepower Type-R, both of which come only with a manual transmission. As for the rest of the Civic line, the cars are definitely more dialed-in than a Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla or Hyundai Elantra, but still not as adept at cornering as the Mazda3.
Standard on all but the high-performance models, the Honda Sensing suite of driver assists includes forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, road-departure mitigation and low-speed collision avoidance with emergency braking. Manual models do not include low-speed follow and will deactivate around 20 mph if the driver doesn’t downshift to avoid stalling.
APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO
A feature increasingly important to smartphone-addicted drivers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow the car’s infotainment system to integrate with a smartphone, giving the driver access to navigation, music, apps and text messages without having to fumble with their phone.
The 2019 Civic’s interior is full of premium materials and top-notch plastics. Ergonomics is amenable to drivers of all sizes while the large, easy-to-read infotainment touch screen also serves as the control center for audio, Apple CarPlay and the optional navigation system. The Civic boasts some of the best interior volume among compact cars. Rear-seat legroom is impressive in the sedan, but beware of the wide sills when entering and exiting. At 15.1 cubic feet, the Civic sedan's trunk is huge. Hatchback Civics boast 25.7 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up and some 20 additional cubic feet with them down.
Honda took chances when the company redesigned the Civic and they have paid off. The 2019 Honda Civic’s shape is daring and innovative, with an aggressive new front end, a long, low and wide stance and unique C-shaped taillights. The Civic sedan and coupe feature elegant sloping rooflines, while the Civic hatchback stands out with its bulbous rear end, high-mounted spoiler and the gaping fake vents on either side of its rear bumper. Sport and Sport Touring hatchbacks can be spied via their center-mounted dual-exhaust outlets, while the new Si boasts its own edgier exterior cosmetics. The Type R gets a hood scoop, three exhaust pipes and a gargantuan rear spoiler.
Notable Standard Equipment
The least expensive Civic LX sedan includes Honda Sensing, automatic climate control, rearview camera, folding rear seat, and a 4-speaker AM/FM audio system with USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and 5-inch screen. The Sport adds aggressive exterior design elements and 7-inch display audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We think most buyers will prefer stepping up to at least an EX, which includes an automatic transmission, the 1.5-liter engine, remote engine start, moonroof, 60/40-split-folding rear seat, LaneWatch side-view camera, 17-inch wheels, updated audio with eight speakers (10 speakers in the coupe), a power driver’s seat, heated front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Notable Optional Equipment
As is the Honda way, options are bundled by trim, and not a la carte as with many competitors. Exclusive to the sedan line is the EX-L that adds leather seating surfaces, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and HomeLink. The top-of-the-line Touring brings 18-inch wheels, paddle shifters, LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers plus upgraded audio and navigation. Touring sedans alone receive heated rear seats and a 4-way-power passenger seat.
Under the Hood
Two engines and two transmissions are used in the high-volume members of the 2019 Honda Civic. LX and Sport sedans and coupes use a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder available with a 6-speed manual transmission or an excellent CVT automatic transmission. Sport hatchbacks and EX and higher sedan and coupes get a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that is more powerful and efficient. This engine can also be connected to a 6-speed manual transmission in the Sport hatchback, but all others come with a CVT automatic. Sport and Sport Touring Hatchbacks get a power bump, while the Civic Si pairs its 205-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo engine with a 6-speed manual as does the Type R with its 306-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. All 2019 Civics remain front-wheel drive, but while the baseline models burn regular unleaded gasoline, the Si and Type R require premium to exploit their full performance potential.
2.0-liter inline-4 (LX, Sport Sedan, Sport Coupe)
158 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
138 lb-ft of torque @ 4,200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/36 mpg (manual, sedan), 25/35 mpg (manual, Sport coupe), 30/38 mpg (automatic, sedan/LX coupe), 29/36 mpg (automatic, Sport coupe), 29/37 mpg (automatic, Sport Sedan)
1.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged (LX hatchback, EX, EX-L, Touring sedan and coupe)
174 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
162 lb-ft of torque @ 1,700-5,500
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 32/42 mpg (sedan), 31/40 mpg (coupe), 30/38 mpg (Touring sedan), 30/37 mpg (Touring coupe), 29/38 mpg (hatchback, manual), 31/40 mpg (hatchback, automatic)
1.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged (Sport, Sport Touring hatchback)
180 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
177 lb-ft of torque @ 1,900-5,000 rpm (6-speed manual)
162 lb-ft of torque @ 1,700-5,500 rpm (CVT automatic)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/38 mpg (manual), 30/36 mpg (automatic)
1.5-liter turbo inline-4 (Si)
205 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm
192 lb-ft @2,100-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 28/38 mpg (manual transmission only)
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (Type R)
306 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/28 mpg (manual transmission only)
The least expensive 2019 Honda Civic is an LX sedan with a manual transmission. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $20,350. Civic coupes cost a few hundred dollars more, and the hatchback Civic starts under $21,500. Top-line Civic models can reach the upper $20K range. While the Civic's starting prices aren't the lowest (the Kia Forte, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and Mazda3 start less), they are in line with the Toyota Corolla. The Civic Si coupe and sedan start at about $24,000, with their sole option being a $200 set of “summer” performance tires (a fantastic value) and a wheel upgrade. The Type R starts around $35,000. Check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Honda Civic. As for the Civic's resale value, Hondas in general hold their value exceptionally well, and the Civic is no exception.
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Honda Civic Consumer Reviews
October 14, 2018
great car for the money
Just got this car and it is a blast. Pedal response is incredible, corners great stops right on that dime. Styling is great, and the...
Honda Civic Hatchback
October 06, 2018
Best Hatchback ever!
The car has an extremely responsive engine, the exterior design is superb along the interior, the dashboard is a digital screen (EX trim...
October 02, 2018
Best Car I have had
I have had the best experience having this car over 2 years. Car rides smoothly , love the sunroof, and mileage is great. When I am...
September 08, 2018
My parents had a 1980 civic.
This was on the show room floor in Pueblo Colorado, black leather with navigation. Not too common. Its my first new car, it had 100...
July 07, 2018
love my honda
bought uesed 2017 honda civic hacthback its has 33000 miles so far so good
2016 Civic Driver
April 27, 2018
Best car in its class for 2016
Really a great value. Two minor complaints: the CVT can be jerk-y when going uphill at a low speed, i.e. 10 mph. Also, they could have...
April 13, 2018
Value, reliability, style and driving fun.
Have 11,000 miles on this SI, no issue. Should have upgraded to summer tires, but handles brilliantly even on all seasons. This car...
November 28, 2017
one of the best cars Ive owned
Very reliable expected from a Honda. Great lines and a very comfortable car to drive. Gas milage is very good. A trouble free car
September 27, 2017
A very reliable car
The quality of the car is second to none. Everything i expected from a Honda. The gas milage and features are exceptional. Very pleased...
August 29, 2017
My 3rd Honda and I just love it! 6 speed manual EX-T...getting 57 mpg on the highway and 47 combined. Cant beat it.
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