2019 Honda Civic review

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Honda Civic highlights

Customer rating


  • Great fuel economy
  • Spacious interior
  • Athletic ride


  • Low cargo capacity on the coupe
  • Almost no high-end amenities across the trims
  • Slow base engine

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 28 highway, 25 combined

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A classic car with the style and features to match.

Whether you are a first-time buyer looking for an entry-level car that offers plenty of features, or you’re looking for a stylish compact car with premium technology, the 2019 Honda Civic is an excellent choice. The 2019 model offers six trims with something for everyone. The base model 2019 Honda Civic comes equipped with a 158 hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine as well as standard features such as a rearview camera and auto-off headlights. Upper trims of the 2019 Civic, meanwhile, are even more well-equipped, offering features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, heated leather seats, remote start, and two powerful turbocharged engine options. To learn more about this well-rounded compact car, be sure to check out our 2019 Honda Civic review below.

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What is new for the 2019 Honda Civic?

  • The EX-T and LX-P trims have been discontinued for 2019.
  • Civic trims have been upgraded with Leatherette & Cloth as standard equipment this year.
  • CD Audio features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Smart Key, Lane Departure Warning, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Automated Cruise Control, and Remote Start as standard equipment.
  • The LX trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The EX-L trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.
  • The EX trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control and Power Seat(s) as standard equipment.
  • The Type-R Touring trim now comes with Cloth Seats as standard equipment.

2019 Honda Civic trims

Curious how Honda Civic trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • The DX trim includes features such as a 158 hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine, a rearview camera, a four-speaker audio system, auto-off headlights, Bluetooth® audio streaming, and more.


  • The LX trim of the 2019 Honda Civic includes everything found on the DX trim as well as a seven-inch color display, an eight-speaker audio system, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility, heated front seats, and more.

  • View all Honda Civic LXs in stock


  • The EX trim of the 2019 Honda Civic includes everything found on the LX trim as well as push-button start, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power moonroof, and more.

  • View all Honda Civic EXs in stock


  • The Sport trim of the 2019 Honda Civic includes everything found on the EX trim as well as fog lights, aluminum sport pedals, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a deck lid spoiler, and more.

  • View all Honda Civic Sports in stock


  • The Touring trim of the 2019 Honda Civic includes everything found on the Sport trim as well as a 174 hp 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, leather seats, heated rear seats, chrome door handles, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and more.

  • View all Honda Civic Tourings in stock


  • The Si trim of the 2019 Honda Civic includes features such as a 205 hp 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a 10-speaker premium audio system with a subwoofer, wireless charging, heated front and rear seats, and more.

  • View all Honda Civic Sis in stock

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Honda Civic

1. Great fuel economy

The base model 2019 Honda Civic gets an EPA estimated 32 mpg combined city/highway when equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission, making the 2019 Honda Civic an excellent choice for drivers who prioritize fuel economy.

2. An upscale and attractive cabin

2019 Honda Civic Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2019 Honda Civic has a stylish exterior, but the interior of the vehicle is where the 2019 Civic really shines. This is especially true on upper trims of the 2019 Honda Civic such as the Touring trim - which offers premium cabin features such as leather seats and chrome door handles. The base model 2019 Honda Civic, meanwhile, comes equipped with a sleek five-inch color LCD display and illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls that give the 2019 Civic's cabin a high-tech and premium look.

3. Smoth handling and punchy performance

2019 Honda Civic Review: Engine | CarMax

The base model 2019 Honda Civic comes equipped with a 158 hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine that offers punchy acceleration. On upper trims of the 2019 Honda Civic, you can look forward to even more powerful engine options, including a 174 hp 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 205 hp 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Across all of its available trims, the 2019 Civic features smooth and responsive handling that makes for a composed and intuitive driving experience.

4. An exciting list of standard and available features

2019 Honda Civic Review: Front Seats | CarMax

For a vehicle that many drivers consider an entry-level car, the 2019 Honda Civic is nothing if not well-equipped. On the base model 2019 Honda Civic, you can look forward to standard features such as auto-off headlights, a rearview camera, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and more. On upper trims, meanwhile, you'll get premium features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, and remote start.

5. A spacious interior

2019 Honda Civic Review: Backseats | CarMax

For a compact car, the 2019 Honda Civic certainly offers plenty of interior space. In the trunk of the vehicle, you'll have access to 15.1 cubic ft, of cargo space while the cabin provides 97.8 cubic ft. of passenger space. Whether you are hauling products back from a shopping spree, taking the family on a road-trip, or anything in-between, the abundance of space provided by the 2019 Honda Civic is sure to come in handy.

2019 Honda Civic Review: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

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Toyota Corolla

The first generation of the Toyota Corolla was released in 1966, and this compact sedan has stood the test of time on the market. Offered in six well-equipped trim levels, the 2019 Toyota Corolla is part of the 11th generation that began in 2014. Available sport seats on the SE trim in the 2019 model are designed to cradle your body comfortably on both long and short rides. This sedan is loaded with style and tech features, like a standard 6.1-inch touchscreen display, integrated back-up camera, and Toyota's Entune audio system. And with 13 solid cubic feet of cargo volume, you can pack in the groceries, work supplies, or sporting equipment as you need in a 2019 Toyota Corolla. Opt for the available paddle shifters to up your fun quotient.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Honda Civic is a great commuter car that has great fuel economy. Customers like that the car is compact and stylish.

RepairPal gave the Honda Civic an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda Civic 3rd out of 46 among Compact Cars.

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Honda Civic features and specs

EX 2WD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Cloth Seats
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.3"/R 35.9"

Head room

F 36.5"/R 34.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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More about the 2019 Honda Civic

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic

  • Cosmic Blue Metallic

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Modern Steel Metallic

  • Platinum White Pearl

  • Lunar Silver Metallic

  • Rallye Red

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