After a complete redesign for 2016 and limited styling updates considering that its launching, we suspect a possible refresh when the 2019 Civic strikes display rooms. While the changes most likely won’t be anything over the top, this could mark the return of one electrifying version of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Aesthetically, the current 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 looking at updates to the headlights, grille, hood, fenders, and potentially the front and rear bumpers.
2019 Honda Civic Interior
Inside, there perhaps isn’t really much that has to be changed, as the Civic’s cabin is elegant, roomy, and intuitively established in general. Any big changes could be disadvantageous. One area we might see some changes, though, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is very aggravating 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 remain the exact 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 possible 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 get here with a 2.0-liter engine coupled with an electric motor that collaborate to produce around 170 hp. To remain competitive, the Civic Hybrid would need 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 could be addressed in the refresh and potentially press it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
2019 Honda Civic Pricing & Release Date
Obviously, there is no main release date for the 2019 Civic, but we anticipate to see it in late-2018. Though it will likely be revitalized, possibilities are that any changes to the pricing will likely be because of inflation, so look for it to stay close to the present Civic’s rate range of $20,530 to $34,990 (including $890 location charge). Key rivals for the 2019 Civic will consist of the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.