New standard features, a new trim level, and a higher base price?
Honda already released official photos and specs of its facelifted 2019 Civic coupe and sedan. Styling updates are slight but they're there. For example, the grille receives gloss black accents and there are now chrome accents on the front and lower bumpers. A new Sport trim for both coupe and sedan also debuts for 2019. Today, Honda has released pricing for its 2019 Civic and, not surprisingly, there's a bit of a price hike.
The 2019 Honda Civic LX sedan starts at $20,345 (all prices include $895 for destination). That's $510 more than last year. For that price tag, you'll get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158 hp paired to a six-speed manual transmission.
Upgrading to the CVT will cost $21,145, also $510 more than in 2018. The 2019 Civic LX coupe, however, is only available with the CVT and starts at $21,545, which is $500 more than its 2018 counterpart. Regardless of two or four doors, all Civic LXs come with standard equipment such as an electronic parking brake, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, and Honda Sensing safety technologies like adaptive cruise control, lane keep, road departure mitigation, and automatic high beams.
For 2019, there's the new Civic Sport trim, available as both a coupe and sedan. Sport sedan pricing starts at $22,045 with the manual and $22,845 with the CVT.
The Sport coupe begins at $22,345 with the six-speed and $23,145 with the CVT. For the extra money over the LX base model, buyers will receive a number of upgrades, including fog lights, keyless entry and push-button start, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, upgraded seats, sport pedals, and 18-inch wheels instead of the standard 16-inch units. There's also some Sport badges and sedans receive a black decklid spoiler.
Moving up to the EX will set you back at least $24,095 for the coupe and $24,295 for the sedan. That price jump could be worth it for some because instead of the base 2.0-liter engine you'll get the 1.5-liter turbocharged four with 174 hp.
Other standard items include heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a one-touch moonroof. The EX-L trim is sedan-only, which adds leather-trimmed seats, HomeLink remote, and auto-dimming rear-view mirror beginning at $25,495. Lastly, the coupe and sedan Touring top trim begins at $27,745 for the coupe and $28,195 for the sedan, a $425 and $500 increase over last year. Upgraded features such as LED headlights, chrome door handles, rain-sensing wipers, and heated rear seats in the sedan are all standard.
Also new for 2019 are three new paint colors: Platinum White Pearl, Molten Lave Pearl (sedan only), and Tonic Yellow Pearl (coupe only).
The refreshed 2019 Honda Civic coupe and sedan arrive in dealerships October 10. Before the year comes to an end, the also refreshed Civic Si coupe and sedan, hatchback and Civic Type R are due to arrive.