After a full redesign for 2016 and limited styling updates given that its launching, we believe a potential refresh when the 2019 Civic hits showrooms. While the changes most likely will not be anything over the top, this could mark the return of one electrifying variation of the Civic.
2019 Honda Civic Design
Visually, the present Civic still looks great 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 likely looking at updates to the headlights, grille, hood, fenders, and potentially the front and rear bumpers.
2019 Honda Civic Interior
Inside, there arguably isn’t much that needs to be changed, as the Civic’s cabin is trendy, spacious, and intuitively set up overall. Any huge changes might be detrimental. One area we might see some changes, though, is to its touchscreen infotainment system, which is extremely discouraging to utilize due to its slow inputs, annoying menu, and lack of a physical volume knob.
2019 Honda Civic Engine
Under its hood, we anticipate the Civic’s gas powertrains to remain the exact same. The base engine will likely stay 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 potential huge powertrain change in 2019 is the return of the Civic Hybrid. This is still in a report and speculation phase, but it would likely get here with a 2.0-liter engine coupled with an electric motor that team up to produce around 170 hp. To remain competitive, the Civic Hybrid would have to get close to the 50 mpg range.
2019 Honda Civic Safety
The existing 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 dealt with in the refresh and possibly 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, opportunities are that any changes to the rates will likely be because of inflation, so look for it to remain close to the existing Civic’s cost series of $20,530 to $34,990 (including $890 location fee). Key rivals for the 2019 Civic will consist of the Nissan Sentra, Mazda Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla.