2019 Honda Civic Sedan. Over the years, Honda developed Civic from small town car to a real performer. Originally a subcompact it suffered more than a few changes trough generations. All this brought Civic to one of the most popular cars on the market, and its SI (Sport Injected) versions just improved it all. This SI version was introduced in Los Angeles international Auto Show in 2017, while its relative, more aggressive 2019 Honda Civic Sedan Type R was introduced in the same year at Paris Motor Show but as prototype version. New Civic SI is in a way logical step forward in a class of sporty small cars. It’s main competitors are Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen GTI.
A break from change is the news, following two very busy model years for Honda’s venerable compact car line. Figure no more than a new color choice or two for 2019 as Civic takes a breather from a rapid pace that began with the model-year 2017 launch of the first fully redesigned Civic since 2012. The all-new 10th-generation design premiered in four-door sedan form, followed by a two-door coupe. It’s bigger, sportier, more refined, and more fuel-efficient than its 2012-2015 predecessor. Consumers responded: Civic sales are up nearly 14 percent through September 2017 impressive, considering the compact-car market is down more than 5 percent.
The aerodynamic look of a new 2019 Honda Civic Sedan SI is stunning and if you look better it reminds a little bit of a Nissan GT-R, which is, in fact a good idea. The front is dominated by a huge intake grill and recognizable Honda sign, oh yes, she is screaming. Big, full LED headlights gave it the angry appearance while Sporty 19-inch wheels just improved the first impression. Honda also introduced a more sporty front and rear bumper, more massive than before. The rear of the car is now sportier also. Nice spoiler reminds of its speedy intentions and LED stop lights just blend in underneath. The exhaust pipe is centered, square like and it sounds like power.
The new Si will be available as a coupe and sedan version too. Lots of gadgets, buttons, massive steering wheel, AL pedals and gear nob are included as standard. Comfortable front seats are in black, with a red stitching. The 7-inch multi-functional display is placed in a center part of the console, with climate control underneath. The dashboard contains a carbon fiber details and red stitching too. Digital rev and speedometer will provide a driver with the information about his vehicle in the best way. One push start button is included too, as well as audio and climate control on the steering wheel.
The 2019 line should carry forward with no mechanical changes. Every 2019 Honda Civic Sedan including the Type R will again have front-wheel drive. All LX models, along with the LX-P coupe and EX sedan, will retain a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. Other Civics except the Si and Type R will have a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder. In the Sport and Sport Touring hatchback, the 1.5 turbo will have 180 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque. In the rest, it’ll have 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet. Transmissions for LX, EX-T, and Sport models are a choice of a standard 6-speed manual or optional continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
The CVT is standard on LX-P, EX-L, and Touring models. Si and Type R powertrain specs were not finalized as of this writing, though both will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Si versions will likely be rated 220-230 horsepower, offer the manual and the CVT, and compete with the likes of the 252-horsepower Ford Focus ST and 201-220-horsepower Volkswagen Golf GTI and Jetta GLI. The Type R will pack around 300 and come only with the 6-speed manual. Rivals include the 350-horsepower Focus RS, 305-horse Subaru WRX STi, and 292-horsepower Volkswagen Golf R and each tames its power output with standard all-wheel drive.
By contrast, Honda engineers have worked on the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan Type-R’s suspension in an effort to mitigate torque steer, the bothersome tendency of a powerful front-wheel-drive car to pull to the side during rapid acceleration. EPA ratings should be unchanged, meaning that for a lineup without a hybrid or “fuel-economy special,” the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan should again be a very fuel-efficient compact car. With the base 2.0-liter engine, Civic should again rate 28/40/32 mpg city/highway/combined with manual transmission and 31/40/34 with the CVT. The 1.5-liter turbo versions should repeat at 31/42/35 mpg with manual transmission and 32/42/36 with the CVT.
Honda increased coupe and sedan prices by only about $100 for model-year 2018. Expect a similar increase for 2019, unless they make a major shift in feature availability. Sedans will likely span a price range of about $19,600-$28,500, including destination fee (which was $835 on 2018 models). Coupes will trend about $300 higher than their sedan counterparts. Hatchbacks should run from about $20,500-$28,500. Honda has not announced official prices for the 2018 Civic Si and Type R. We expect the former to run from about $25,000-$29,000, depending on the level of equipment. The Type R will likely retail in the $35,000 range, which is notably less than its AWD rivals from Ford, Subaru, or Volkswagen. Expect a 2019 Honda Civic Sedan release date in fall 2018. Best competitors: Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Jetta