2019 Honda Civic Adds New Sport Trim, Standard Safety Features

The 2019 Honda Civic is getting a slight refresh as it continues its aim of being one of America’s best-selling cars.

The latest Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe feature evolutionary styling updates, with the front end getting a new piano black upper fascia “wing,” restyled lower fascia, bumper and lower grille, a full-width front splitter, chrome side pod accents, and updated halogen or LED headlights. The rear of the Sedan gets a chrome accent on the lower rear bumper, while both models benefit from new wheel designs including larger 18-inch rims on the Touring trim.

The Japanese automaker has added a new Sport trim, slotted between the LX and EX models. The Civic Sport features a piano black lower front fascia, side pod accents, and on the Sedan, an added rear decklid spoiler. There is also a splitter-style rear lower bumper incorporating a chrome polygonal exhaust finisher, similar to what’s found on the Civic Si. Helping complete the Sport trim’s more aggressive styling is a set of larger 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels in a Berlina Black finish. The Sport trim is powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC VTEC four-cylinder engine paired to either a CVT or six-speed manual transmission. Inside the cabin, the new trim has an updated seven-inch Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and volume button.

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In addition to the new Sport model, all trim levels from LX to Touring will feature Honda Sensing technology, which includes collision mitigation braking system with forward collision warning, road departure mitigation incorporating lane departure warning, lane keeping assist system, and adaptive cruise control.

Look for the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe to go on sale later this year with pricing announced closer to their launch.

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