2019 Honda Civic Si

2019 Honda Civic
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2019 Honda Civic
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What’s new

  • 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

Which Civic does Edmunds recommend?

The Civic is at its best with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. We like it because, in addition to being more powerful than the base 2.0-liter engine, it provides a significant boost in fuel economy and generally improves the driving experience. You can get it starting with the EX trim level.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

8.4 / 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.

Trim tested

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.


The available 1.5-liter turbo engine provides excellent power and fuel economy. It's worth the extra money. All around, the Civic's driving performance is top-notch, with strong brakes and accurate steering.


The Civic feels strong when you roll onto the gas to execute a pass and quick at city speeds thanks to ample low-end power. The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine has power everywhere in its rpm range. In our testing, we measured a 0-60-mph time of 6.7 seconds, which is outstanding.


Whether it's a casual suburban stop or heavy braking at a surprise red light, stops are sure and straight with a firm pedal that's easy to modulate. In our emergency braking test, the Civic posted slightly better than average stopping distances.


The steering is precise, with consistent, natural-feeling weighting. The variable-ratio system combines supreme steadiness when cruising straight with quick reflexes in corners and tight turning in parking lots. Feedback through the thick-rimmed wheel is very good for the class.


Body roll is controlled, and quick transitions are handled nicely, inspiring driver confidence. It feels playful, and there's lots of freedom and control for the driver — the well-tuned stability system doesn't quash the fun.


Honda's CVT simulates shifts under hard acceleration, but it is otherwise very smooth, eliminating shift shock and transmission indecisiveness because it never shifts in the traditional sense. Throttle pedal action is smooth and predictable, and the Civic is easy to drive.


The Civic has a lot of the Accord's strengths but in a smaller package. The seats are comfortable and supportive without being too aggressive. The ride is smooth and controlled without being too cushy. Road noise and engine sound are never far away, but neither is enough to be distracting.

Seat comfort

An available eight-way power driver's seat offers a huge range of motion, making it suitable for drivers of varying heights. There's a good balance of give and support, and the seats remain comfortable on longer drives. The back seat is comfy as well and doesn't feel like an afterthought.

Ride comfort

The Civic rides like a bigger, more refined car. As in a German car, you feel road imperfections, but impacts are very well damped. Big undulations, especially midcorner, are handled with impeccable control and betray not one iota of float. The coupe feels fractionally firmer and sportier.

Noise & vibration

The turbocharged engine has a very un-Honda-like growl to it and the CVT causes a light drone when accelerating. Otherwise, wind and road noise is kept in check, becoming more noticeable over coarse surfaces. There are quieter choices, but this Civic improves a good deal on previous generations.

Climate control

The dual-zone automatic climate control does a good job of regulating the temperature with even coverage from the vents. You'll have to occasionally adjust the setting between sunny and cloudy conditions, but only by a few degrees. Full manual control requires interacting with the touchscreen.


The Civic delivers a large, versatile cabin for both people and their things, with good rear legroom and clever storage solutions. The easy-to-use interior control layout is marred by a poorly optimized touchscreen interface.

Ease of use

The primary controls are well placed and won't require the driver to adjust how they're used. There are a lot of functions at your command, but the simple design makes them approachable.

Getting in/getting out

Up front the Civic offers easy access through light doors with large openings. The rear doors open wide, making it easy to climb in, but there's more of a sloped roof than before, so be mindful of your head. Rear access in the coupe is best on the passenger side, with its foot-operated seat release.

Driving position

The driver's seat is well-proportioned for the average-size driver. Anyone taller than 5-foot-10 may need to compromise because the steering wheel might not telescope far back enough and the short cushions will leave thighs somewhat unsupported.


The Civic is spacious up front, offering plenty of headroom even with the sunroof. In the back, a 6-foot-tall rear passenger will have sufficient legroom behind a like-heighted driver but will wish for more headroom.


There's good visibility out the front and side windows thanks in part to front pillars that aren't too thick. The sloping roof impinges on the rear three-quarter view, but large side mirrors, a rearview camera and Honda's LaneWatch camera take the guesswork out of almost all maneuvers.


Construction is tight and solid inside and out, so even though there's quite a bit of plastic around the cabin, everything feels well-built. On higher trims a number of surfaces, especially major touch points, are covered in higher quality materials, which elevate the interior feel.


We use words like clever and thoughtful to describe Honda's handling of cargo and personal effects. Despite the rather small footprint, the Civic's trunk maximizes available cargo capacity. Interior pockets and bins are generous, and a few extra touches earn it bonus points.

Small-item storage

There are plenty of clever pockets and trays to hold your personal items. A cord management system keeps phone cables neatly tucked away, and there's a secondary USB port in the deep center armrest bin.

Cargo space

The sedan's 15.1-cubic-foot trunk is larger than those of most competitors, and the low liftover height makes for easy loading and unloading. The hatchback offers 25.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a maximum of 46.2 cubic feet, though the sloping rear window can get in the way of bulky cargo.

Child safety seat accommodation

LATCH anchors are marked in the rear seats, but it takes a little digging to access them. The over-the-top anchor is clearly indicated behind those seats and easily accessed under a plastic cover. The wide-opening rear doors help make installation easier.


Tech was one of the Civic's weaknesses, but the 2019 model has received an updated infotainment system that should help solve most issues. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard as are many of Honda's safety systems.

Audio & navigation

A lot of functions are built into the infotainment system, but previous iterations weren't the easiest to use. The 2019 Civic has an updated system, which should improve functionality quite a bit.

Smartphone integration

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard and provide familiar interfaces that are better than Honda's. The texting function is particularly helpful and greatly reduces the distraction factor.

Driver aids

False alarms from the overly sensitive frontal collision system are common and become tiresome very quickly. You can adjust the sensitivity, but even in its least intrusive mode it's still a problem. The LaneWatch blind-spot camera is sometimes more of a distraction than a help.

Voice control

Honda's system requires more steps and a less natural speech pattern to operate than some competing systems, though it does provide an onscreen guide. You'll likely want to rely on Apple CarPlay and Android Auto voice commands as much as possible.

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Features & Specs

28 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
205 hp @ 5700 rpm
28 city / 38 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
205 hp @ 5700 rpm
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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.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Honda Civic vs. the competition

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Toyota Corolla

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.

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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.

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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.

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2019 Honda Civic Si for Sale

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More about the 2019 Honda Civic

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 Si Overview

The 2019 Honda Civic Si is offered in the following styles: Si 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Si 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

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2019 Honda Civic Si Si 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

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