2019 Honda Civic Release Date
The 2019 Honda Civic offers outstanding style and technology both inside and out. See interior & exterior photos. 2019 Honda Civic New features complemented by a lower starting price and streamlined packages. The mid-size 2019 Honda Civic offers a complete lineup with a wide variety of finishes and features, two conventional engines.
The Civic exemplifies automotive excellence and mixes fun with efficiency and practicality. Precise steering, a solid chassis, and a well-tuned suspension provide both a compliant ride and sweet handling. Sedans and coupes get a 158-hp 2.0-liter four or a 174-hp turbo 1.5-liter four paired with a six-speed manual or a CVT. The turbo is standard on the hatchback; a 180-hp Sport trim is optional and a 10Best winner for 2019. The cabin is spacious, but some may find the seats lack proper support.
We were intrigued to find a Sport badge on this 2017 Civic because for more than a decade now, Honda has been one of the few automakers using the word as if it means something. The Fit Sport brought marked improvement—and a rear anti-roll bar for ’09—to the wee commuter, and today’s Accord Sport, the best version of that 10Best Cars–winning sedan according to most C/D staffers, keeps the torch burning.
We’ve previously tested the Civic in coupe and hatchback forms with the optional turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four (a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter is standard in sedans and coupes) coupled to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Anyone expecting the combination of CVT and turbo to be a one-two punch to the gut of fun would be wrong, but Honda’s winningest combination comes when you opt for a six-speed manual transmission available in the Civic hatchback Sport, in which the 180-hp turbo 1.5-liter is standard equipment.