Honda is giving its uber-popular Civic sedan and coupe a design and tech update for 2019. Details and Canadian pricing has just been released, and here’s what we now know about the best-selling car in Canada for the past 21 years. The 2019 Civic will be available as of this fall at dealerships, with the exception of the new Sport trim, which will debut in early 2019.
Honda is now including Honda Sensing as standard equipment on all trims of the Civic, both in sedan and coupe format. The model also gets an exterior refresh and interior design tweak, as well as a new Sport trim with a flashier appearance and exclusive features, available on both sedan and coupe.
The 2019 Civic sedan and coupe both feature refreshed styling to update the 10th-generation Civic design. The lower bumper has been re-styled and the headlights are decked in black casing. The Honda-signature “wing” design on the grille also gets a new gloss-black treatment.
On Touring trims, the LED headlights have been upgraded with a new design and chrome accents adorn the front bumper. At the rear, the Civic sedan’s lower bumper gets a chrome strip Also on the menu are three new colours: Platinum White Pearl, Cosmic Blue on the sedan and an exclusive Tonic Yellow Pearl for the Civic coupe.
The Honda Sensing package of technologies is now standard across the trim range. Also new is an updated display audio system (standard on LX trim and above) with physical buttons and volume knob - hooray. Device pairing has been made easier thanks to improved Bluetooth integration.
All versions get redesigned steering wheel controls for more intuitive operation, a new centre console cupholder with larger opening and updated dash trim with gunmetal gray on LX trims, metallic finish on Touring sedans and with an embossed finish on Sport trims. Other upgrades include additional sound insulation in the floor, trunk, and front fenders, with new sound insulation in the rear fenders.
All versions of the 2019 Civic except for the Touring run on a 2.0L 4-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine, combined with a 6-speed manual (DX, LX only) or CVT; maximum output is 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. The Touring, meanwhile, gets a 1.5L 4-cylinder DOHC turbo engine with CVT, producing 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.
Eight is enough: the 2019 Civic sedan is available in five trims: DX, LX, EX Sport, and Touring, while the Civic coupe can be had in LX, Sport and Touring trims. The 2019 Civic Sedan Sport trim will arrive at dealerships in early 2019.
That new Sport trim is powered by a 2.0L engine paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission (coupe only) or optional continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). It stands apart with unique exterior styling cues such as fog lights with gloss black trim and upsized 18-inch wheels. Inside, the Sport brings with it red gauges, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, paddle shifters (CVT-equipped models), textured aluminum sport pedals, and unique seat materials with a combination of synthetic leather and cloth.
DX Sedan MT $17,790
LX Sedan MT $20,690
LX Sedan CVT $21,990
EX Sedan CVT $24,290
Sport Sedan CVT $25,490
Touring Sedan CVT $27,990
LX Coupe MT $21,190
LX Coupe CVT $22,490
Sport Coupe MT $24,590
Sport Coupe CVT $25,890
Touring Coupe CVT $28,390