After a full redesign for 2016 and limited styling updates considering that its debut, we think a potential refresh when the 2019 Civic strikes showrooms. While the changes probably will not be anything over the top, this might mark the return of one electrifying variation of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Aesthetically, the current Civic still looks good and is one of the most mature-looking vehicles in its class. But we might see a little tweaking occasionally for 2019. We’re likely taking a look at updates to the headlights, grille, hood, fenders, and possibly 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 trendy, roomy, and intuitively established in general. Any big changes might be disadvantageous. One location we could see some changes, however, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is exceptionally aggravating to utilize 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 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 possible big powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a rumor and speculation phase, however it would likely arrive with a 2.0-liter engine coupled with an electrical motor that team up to produce around 170 hp. To stay competitive, the Civic Hybrid would need to get close to the 50 mpg range.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The present Honda Civic is a Top Safety Pick, thanks to its “Good” ratings 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 resolved in the refresh and potentially push it to Top Safety Pick+ status.
2019 Honda Civic Pricing & Release Date
Naturally, 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, opportunities are that any changes to the rates will likely be due to inflation, so search for it to stay near the current Civic’s rate range of $20,530 to $34,990 (including $890 destination cost). Secret rivals for the 2019 Civic will include the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.