But luckily, there shouldn't be any markups this time.
Honda is n in the process phasing out the 2018 Civic to new 2019 models. The coupe and sedan have already been changed over, including the sporty Si variants with the most noticeable additions including new colors, trim levels, standard safety features, and the most important feature of all - a volume knob.
Now Honda has revealed the 2019 Civic Hatchback and the 2019 Civic Type R. Both models benefit from a new display audio system with a physical volume knob and controls for the fan speed, but there's a minor price bump as a result.
The 2019 Civic Type R now starts at $35,700 excluding an $895 destination fee. This is a bit more expensive than the 2018 model, which started at $35,595. Luckily, it appears as though we are finally past those silly dealer markups that plagued the Type R when it first came out. In addition to the interior changes, the Type will also add two new colors called Sonic Gray Pearl and Championship White. Mechanically, the car retains its 2.0-liter 306-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. We have seen a test mule running around with a lower rear spoiler, though it seems this will be reserved for a later model.
Pricing for the 2019 Civic Hatchback goes as follows: $21,450 for the LX, $22,250 or $23,050 for the Sport with a manual or automatic respectively, $23,750 for the EX, $26,250 for the EX-L with navigation, and $28,750 for the Sport Touring. All prices exclude an $895 destination fee.
For 2019, Honda Sensing is standard and includes collision mitigating braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. For just a small price increase, these small changes add up to a significant improvement.
Expect both the 2019 Civic Hatchback and Type R to arrive in dealers on November 3. Perhaps some dealerships may even offer a discount on their leftover 2018 Civic Type R stock.