2019 Honda Civic
- Sport trim now available as sedan and coupe
- Sport now gets base 2.0-liter engine instead of turbo 1.5L
- Restyled front bumper
- Updated optional infotainment interface (now with a volume knob!)
- Part of the 10th Civic generation introduced for 2016
- Excellent fuel economy and performance from turbocharged engine
- Ride quality expertly balances comfort and athleticism
- Many standard advanced technology and safety features
- Roomy cabin with high-quality materials
- Overly vigilant forward collision warning system is frustrating
- Slow-responding adaptive cruise control system
2019 Honda Civic pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Civic does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating8.4 / 10
Honestly, Honda could have sent its engineers on a yearlong vacation to Tahiti rather than task them with updating the 2019 Civic. We've been giving this generation Civic top marks since its debut three years ago, and there's nothing else out this year that's going to steal the car's title belt. But here we are anyway with an even better Civic.
For starters, the 2019 Honda Civic gets a restyled front end. The new look is subtle and helps the car look a little sleeker and less imposing. Inside, you get an updated infotainment interface that brings with it the return of a volume knob for the Civic. This small addition addresses one of the biggest complaints we had with the Civic last year.
What's more, all Civic trims also get additional features from the Honda Sensing bundle, which is now standard. It includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, and lane departure warning with lane keeping assist. The Civic already had several advantages over competitors, and this addition of safety equipment is yet another.
As always, there are a few notable competitors that you might want to also look at. These include the sporty Mazda 3, the weather-beating Subaru Impreza and the value-packed Kia Forte. But really, the 2019 Honda Civic is the one to beat. It has the most comprehensive combination of feature content, comfort and driving entertainment you'll find in a small sedan today.
2019 Honda Civic configurations
The 2019 Honda Civic is a compact car currently offered as a sedan or a coupe. Depending on which body style you choose, there are different trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L (sedan only) and Touring. Honda has not yet released details on the hatchback body style or the high-performance Si and Type R models, but we fully expect them to return for the 2019 model year. This review will be updated when details are available.
Though it may be the base trim, the standard Civic LX sedan comes with a lot of equipment for the money. Standard equipment highlights include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (158 horsepower, 138 pound-feet of torque), a six-speed manual transmission (a CVT automatic is optional), 16-inch wheels (steel wheels for the sedan, alloys for the coupe), LED running lights, automatic climate control and a height-adjustable driver's seat. Electronics features include a 5-inch central display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system with a USB port. Also standard is the Honda Sensing safety package. It includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and keeping assist, road departure mitigation, automatic high beams, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
The Sport comes with the LX equipment plus 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a center-outlet dual exhaust, aerodynamic bodywork, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a rear center armrest with cupholders, sport pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dynamic guidelines for the rearview camera, keyless ignition and entry with remote start, a 7-inch touchscreen interface with HondaLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and an eight-speaker audio system with dual USB ports.
Stepping up to the EX gets you the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine (174 hp, 162 lb-ft). Thanks to impressive acceleration and big fuel economy numbers (up to 36 mpg combined), the turbocharged four-cylinder is enough reason to buy an EX Civic or above. The EX also gets most of the Sport's tech equipment (including the 7-inch touchscreen) and it adds the CVT as standard along with a sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot camera, heated side mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat and satellite radio.
If you want a few more creature comforts, there's the EX-L, which gets leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Touring trim level essentially builds off the EX-L and adds 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, automatic wipers, paddle shifters, heated rear seats and a 10-speaker audio system. Also standard is an integrated navigation system.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Honda Civic Touring Sedan (turbo 1.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the current Honda Civic has received some revisions, including the introduction of an optional 7-inch infotainment interface and adjustments to available features. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Honda Civic.
Noise & vibration6.5
Ease of use7.5
Getting in/getting out8.0
Child safety seat accommodation7.0
Audio & navigation
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Civic safety features:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Applies the brakes automatically to stop the vehicle in order to avoid a collision.
- Lane Keeping Assist System
- Adjusts the vehicle's direction automatically in order to keep it from drifting out of its lane.
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Adjusts the vehicle speed to maintain a constant distance from the car in front.
Honda Civic vs. the competition
2019 Honda Civic
2019 Toyota Corolla
Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla
If you're looking for a good deal on a compact car, the Corolla is definitely a viable option. The Corolla, much like the Civic, offers a lot of standard equipment for the money. It's also relatively spacious and comfortable on the inside. The Civic, however, is far more entertaining to drive, with better EPA-estimated fuel economy and much more power. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda Civic.
Honda Civic vs. Subaru Impreza
The Subaru Impreza feels all grown-up. Redesigned just a few years ago, the Impreza has a modern center touchscreen, a comfortable ride, and lots of modern safety features as a part of the Subaru EyeSight safety suite. The Subaru also gets standard all-wheel drive, which the Civic can't match. Unfortunately, the Impreza is woefully underpowered and its real-world fuel economy can't match the Civic's. Read Edmunds long-term road test of the Subaru Impreza.
Honda Civic vs. Mazda 3
If you're looking for a bit of driving fun to go along with your sophisticated compact car, the Mazda 3 is a great place to start. On upper trim levels, the Mazda 3 feels downright luxurious. The Mazda 3 can also match the Civic for driving fun with sporty steering and handling characteristics. For cargo carriers or buyers with lots of frequent passengers, you may want to stick with the roomier Civic.
2019 Honda Civic for Sale
The 2019 Honda Civic is a very appealing compact car with multiple variants and lots of standard features, including the entire Honda Sensing safety suite. To start off the 2019 model year, the Civic will only be available as a coupe and a sedan, but we fully expect the hatchback will make a comeback later in the year. And for the 2019 year, the Civic gets some serious upgrades, including a new 7-inch infotainment screen with a volume knob, something that was woefully missing on last year's Civic. The 2019 Honda Civic also gets all of the Honda Sensing safety technology as standard. That's a big improvement for a car that was already at the head of its class.
At the beginning of the model year, five primary trim levels are available for the 2019 Honda Civic: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. We expect Honda to add the Si and Type R trim levels — as well as the hatchback — later in the year. As you might expect, each successive trim level gets you more equipment and more powerful engines.
The base Civic LX starts with a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights and taillights, and power mirrors and locks. Inside, you get a 60/40-split folding rear bench, cruise control, automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, and manual front seats with driver-seat height adjustment. Infotainment is handled by a 5-inch display screen with Bluetooth audio streaming. A CVT automatic is available and comes standard on higher trim levels.
The standard suite of Honda's active safety features and driver aids includes lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
Moving up through the Civic's trim levels adds all sorts of features. A 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration is available and offers the option of navigation in higher trims. There's also a beefier stereo to go along with it. Other features include power seats, leather upholstery, a power sunroof, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot camera, dual-zone climate control and more.
Perhaps the best upgrade to the 2019 Honda Civic is the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. It improves both acceleration and fuel economy, and it's one of the reasons we like the Civic so much.
No matter what you want from your compact car, the Civic likely has something to offer you. Make sure to read our full review to learn more, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal on a 2019 Honda Civic in your area.
2019 Honda Civic Overview
The 2019 Honda Civic is offered in the following submodels: Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe, Civic Si, Civic Type R, Civic Hatchback. Available styles include LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M), EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT), LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M), EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Si 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Si 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M).
What do people think of the 2019 Honda Civic?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
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Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Honda Civic?
2019 Honda Civic Si 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
The 2019 Honda Civic Si 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,195. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Civic Si 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $1 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2019 Honda Civic Si 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is0% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Honda Civic Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Honda Civic Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,845. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Civic Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,292 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,292 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,553.
The average savings for the 2019 Honda Civic Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is5.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)
The 2019 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,145. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,207 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,207 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$19,938.
The average savings for the 2019 Honda Civic LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is5.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Honda Civic Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
The 2019 Honda Civic Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,045. The average price paid for a new 2019 Honda Civic Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1,286 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,286 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,759.
The average savings for the 2019 Honda Civic Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is5.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Honda Civic EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)Available Inventory:
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