Refreshed 2019 Honda Civic Debuts With New Sport Trim And Volume Knob

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Gone is that annoying volume slider.

We've already seen spy shots of a facelifted version of the Civic Type R for the 2019 model year but before it arrives, Honda has unveiled a facelift for the 2019 Civic sedan and coupe. Of course, these are the versions that the vast majority of the public will buy, so it only makes sense to reveal them first. The exterior changes are far from drastic, but differences include a new piano black upper fascia, restyled lower fascia, bumper, and lower grille, a full-width front splitter, chrome side accents, and updated halogen or LED headlights.

Honda has also added a new Sport trim, which sits between the base LX and mid-level EX. The Sport trim replaces chrome accents with gloss black and also adds 18-inch wheels and a center-mounted exhaust inspired by the Civic Si. Unlike the Sport trim Civic hatchback, the coupe and sedan will be powered by the base naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 158 horsepower, not the 1.5-liter turbocharged unit with 174 hp. Both the coupe and sedan are available with either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT.

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Like the recently revealed 2019 HR-V and Pilot, the 2019 Civic will come with an updated seven-inch infotainment display which, joy of joys, now has a volume knob - no more having to fuss around with Honda's silly volume slider. The 2019 Civic is also safer thanks to standard Honda Sensing technology, which includes collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. These are all welcomed additions that make the Civic an even better option in the compact car segment. Pricing was not announced but we expect it will be very soon as the 2019 Civic will soon be in dealerships.

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