Honda Civic has always been known as a safe, reliable car, but now it is making its name in performance and handling. Offering a smooth ride and turbocharged engines, this Civic won't blend into the background anytime soon. The 2019 Honda Civic may only have a few changes from last year, but those changes are pretty major. With a standard enhanced safety suite, Honda Sensing, that rivals the upgrades of some competitors, this new Civic definitely leads the pack.
What's new for 2019?
This year's Civic has an updated, more stylish exterior than previous models and also offers wider availability of the popular Sports trim. However, the big news for 2019 is the Honda Sensing safety suite that is now standard on every Civic. This includes features like lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and collision mitigating braking.
How much interior space does it have?
The Civic sedan and hatchback offer very spacious interiors for such a small vehicle. Both offer above-average room in the rear seats, providing a comfortable ride for everyone. On the downside, the coupe has a small trunk, so if cargo room is important to you, you should opt for the sedan or hatchback. The sedan has 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space. The hatchback is shorter, but roomier, with a cargo capacity of 27 cubic feet. When you lay the rear seats flat, the cargo expands to an impressive 46.2 cubic feet of hauling space.
What features come standard on the 2019 Civic?
Honda has made its Honda Sensing safety package standard on all 2019 Civics. In addition, all styles will come with rearview camera, keyless entry, 5.0-inch infotainment screen, and Bluetooth, to name a few of the standard offerings.
What kind of options are available?
The new Civic has a wide array of upgrades available, so you can build a Civic that meets all your travel expectations. You can choose from such options as LED headlamps, leather upholstery, heated front, and rear seats, built-in navigation, 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, and an upgraded audio system, among others. The Sports trim has been expanded to include more styles, but it ends up feeling a little basic, due to its lack of features when compared to some of its rivals. The sedan and coupe have a standard 2-liter I-4 engine, while the hatchback and Si models come with a 1.5-liter turbo-four that is offered as an upgrade for the others. The Type R comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine standard.
What kind of gas mileage can I expect?
The Honda name is known for fuel economy. You can expect great gas mileage with all the 2019 Civics, except the biggest performer, the Type R. The standard 1.5-liter I-4 automatic gets a combined 35 miles per gallon, while the 2-liter manual transmission gets a combined estimate of 29 miles per gallon.