2019 Honda Civic Sedan Model Review

2019 Honda Civic Sedan Model Review at Germain Honda of Ann Arbor

Honda Civic Sedan

Key Features

  • Starting at $20,345 MSRP*
  • Standard 158-horsepower 2.0L DOHC multi-point injected i-VTEC® 4-cylinder or optional 174-horsepower 1.5L DOHC direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies
  • Updated Display Audio system featuring a new interface including a volume knob and physical buttons for key functions
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with guidelines
  • Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • All-new Sport trim level with unique styling, upsized 18-inch wheels, and enhanced handling
  • Available one-touch moonroof with tilt feature

Honda Civic Sedan Video

About The Honda Civic Sedan

Sharp style, efficient performance, and groundbreaking tech features are only a few of the reasons why the Honda Civic is America’s retail best-selling passenger car1. Choosing the 2019 Civic Sedan means that you’ll have your choice of an economical 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder or an available 1.5L DOHC direct-injected turbocharged 4-cylinder. For 2019, every Civic Sedan comes equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies which provide additional confidence behind the wheel. Offering plenty of room for life’s essentials, the Civic Sedan has class-leading interior volume that rivals many midsize cars. Available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration allows you to stay in touch no matter how far your adventure takes you. A complete lineup of 5 distinctive models makes it simple to find the Honda Civic Sedan which perfectly matches your lifestyle.

What the Critics Say

The sedan is the most popular 2019 Civic body style, even if it’s easy to mistake as a hatchback at first. Its silhouette channels the Audi A7, the poster child for svelte styling. But where the Audi’s tail ends in a utilitarian hatchback, the Civic features a conventional trunk. This year’s styling updates swap chrome for glossy black accents up front for a cleaner look.” — The Car Connection
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.” — Edmunds

What’s New for 2019

Several updates have been made to the Civic Sedan for the 2019 model year. Honda Sensing® is now standard on all trim levels of the Civic Sedan. It also features styling enhancements including a restyled lower bumper, blacked-out headlight treatment, and more subtle use of chrome accents on the front bumper. Platinum White Pearl and Molten Lava Pearl are two new additions to the selection of exterior colors on the Civic Sedan. A new Sport trim offers accentuated style, enhanced handling, and value-added features as well.

Inside, the available Display Audio system has been updated with a new interface that includes a volume knob and physical buttons for key functions. Bluetooth® integration is improved with easier device pairing. Redesigned steering wheel controls, a new center console cupholder which can hold larger beverages, and updated dash trim round out the list of updates for the Honda Civic Sedan for 2019.

Honda Civic Sedan Features

2019 Honda Civic Sedan Honda Sensing Safety

Honda Sensing™

Lane Departure Warning – Works to detect unindicated lane departures from detected lanes. Audible and visual alerts will help notify you to correct the lane drift.

Lane Keeping Assist System – This feature helps reduce driver fatigue by keeping you properly centered in your lane. Should you begin to stray from the center of a detected lane without signaling, the steering adjusts to keep you in the middle of the lane.

Road Departure Mitigation – A small camera affixed to the Civic Sedan detects road markings and alerts you if you’re about to drift off the road at speeds between 45 and 90 MPH without using your turn signal. If you continue to head away from the road, the system can apply steering torque and braking to keep you out of harm’s way.

Adaptive Cruise Control – In order to maintain a preset following distance interval on the highway, this feature automatically adjusts your speed accordingly.

Forward Collision Warning – A small camera mounted to the top of the front windshield detects the presence of vehicles in front of you. If the FCW system determines that you’re at risk of a collision with a detected vehicle, it will provide audible and visual alerts to warn you. Should you fail to react accordingly, the system can automatically apply the brakes.

Collision Mitigation Braking System – If the system determines that a collision with a detected vehicle in front of you is inevitable, the system can bring your Civic Sedan to a stop. An alert will sound, and if necessary, brake pressure is automatically applied.

Proven Performance

Whether you’re searching for efficiency or responsive performance, the Civic Sedan offers drivers their choice of two proven powertrains. LX and Sport trims are powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque. You’ll have your choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or CVT, each providing lively response and impressive MPG ratings. Opt for the EX, EX-L or Touring trims to receive a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with a peak output of 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. Choosing this 1.5-liter will get you impressive EPA fuel economy ratings ranking among the best in its class, with top ratings of 32 city / 42 highway** for EX and EX-L trims. The Civic Sedan has earned a reputation for its fun-to-drive handling and character. This tradition continues with the new Civic Sedan Sport, featuring exclusive shock absorbers, rear lower control arms, stiffer front stabilizer bar, and stylish 18-inch wheels.

2019 Honda Civic Sedan Performance
2019 Honda Civic Sedan Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

Several subtle improvements to the interior of the Honda Civic Sedan help deliver a more refined driving and ownership experience. A volume knob and physical buttons for key functions have been added to the available Display Audio system featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration to help improve tactical feedback and accessibility. Premium available interior amenities include leather-trimmed seats, embedded navigation, dual zone automatic climate control with new fan speed buttons, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror. You’ll enjoy up to 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space thanks to available 60/40 split folding rear seatbacks. Additional sound insulation in the floor, trunk, front fenders, and rear fenders contribute to the upscale feel of the interior.

Trims & Specs

2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX


  • Starting at $20,345 MSRP*
  • 2.0-Liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine with 158 horsepower
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission or available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Honda Sensing®
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Streaming Audio
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

2019 Honda Civic Sedan Sport


  • Starting at $22,045 MSRP*
  • Decklid Spoiler, Center Outlet Exhaust, and 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • 7-Inch Display Audio with Electrostatic Touch-Screen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Available Continuously Variable Transmission with Paddle Shifters
  • 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback

2019 Honda Civic Sedan EX


  • Starting at $24,295 MSRP*
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Push Button Start and Remote Start
  • Heated Side Mirrors
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

2019 Honda Civic Sedan EX-L


  • Starting at $25,495 MSRP*
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • HomeLink® Remote System
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control

2019 Honda Civic Sedan Touring


  • Starting at $28,195 MSRP*
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • 450-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers including Subwoofer
  • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Heated Rear Outboard Seats

*MSRP includes $895.00 destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealers set own prices.

**25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

1Based on Urban Science retail sales data for all car models in the industry 2016-2018CYTD July.