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2019 Honda Civic Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 11, 2019


The Honda Civic is one of the most popular and quintessential family sedans in the market and boasts a charm which stands apart from everything else. The driving experience strikes a perfect balance between comfort and driver involvement. Initially launched in 1972 as a two-door coupe, the Civic's later line-up saw its transition into a sedan which further intensified its market outreach. However, the two-door coupe is still stealing hearts riding on the impressive legacy of the Civic brand and an added styling quo.

For 2019 the front is restyled which looks sleeker and host of safety features has also been added with the upgraded infotainment system. Sedan and coupe models come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine is optional. Depending on trim, a six-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable automatic transmission are available. The Civic has the best combination of feature content and driving dynamics without compromising on its interior build quality.

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Pros

Performance of turbocharged engine

Fuel Economy

Interior comfort

Superb Handling

Excellent Safety

Cargo space

Cons

Infotainment System

A frustrating collision warning system

What's New?

Sport trim now available as sedan and coupe

Sport now gets base 2.0-liter engine instead of turbo 1.5L

Restyled front bumper

Updated infotainment interface


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20650

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

138 lbs.-ft @ 4200 rpm

transmission

continuously variable-speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Honda Architecture (10th gen)

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

60.9/61.5

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

176.9 in.

width

70.8 in.

height

54.9 in.

curb weight

2752 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

39 cu ft.

cargo volume

39.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

30/33/38 mpg

highway range

471.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Honda Civic Coupe in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2019 Honda Civic Coupe in Modern Steel Metallic color  2019 Honda Civic Coupe in Platinum White Pearl color  2019 Honda Civic Coupe in Rallye Red color  2019 Honda Civic Coupe in Tonic Yellow Pearl color
Lunar Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.0

Interior

8.5

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Honda Civic Coupe LX

LX

power
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
33 combined

$20,650


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,650 MSRP (30/33/38) 158 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5   Tonic Yellow Pearl
  Platinum White Pearl
  Lunar Silver Metallic
  Aegean Blue Metallic
  Modern Steel Metallic
  Rallye Red

 2019 Honda Civic Coupe Sport

Sport

power
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$21,450 - $21,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $21,550 MSRP (25/29/35) 158 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5
Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,450 MSRP (29/32/36) 158 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, regular unleaded
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Honda Civic Coupe EX

EX

power
174 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
35 combined

$23,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $23,200 MSRP (31/35/40) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5   Tonic Yellow Pearl
  Platinum White Pearl
  Lunar Silver Metallic
  Aegean Blue Metallic
  Modern Steel Metallic
  Rallye Red

 2019 Honda Civic Coupe Touring

Touring

power
174 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
35 combined

$26,850


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $26,850 MSRP (31/35/40) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
continuously variable-speed automatic front wheel drive 5   Tonic Yellow Pearl
  Platinum White Pearl
  Lunar Silver Metallic
  Aegean Blue Metallic
  Modern Steel Metallic
  Rallye Red

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


The Civic already enjoys the top tier seating in its class. However, Honda seems in no-compromise mode when it comes to its most popular product. The current generation of the Civic was launched three years back and it already packed the best composition among its rivals. However, for the 2019 model year, Honda has updated the entire Civic line-up with a delicately restyled front face, reorganized trim levels and some added standard gizmos.

What these changes do is they add more flavor in the already delightful cuisine that the Civic presented. The sleek styling, zesty engine and the perfect overall package that the Civic offers, is still a far cry for the Hyundai Veloster, Toyota Corolla, Subaru Imprezza, Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Fiesta.

 

 


9.0/10
Features

 
 
 

8.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Features

9.0/10

The Civic is available in a variety of body styles from Coupe to hatchback to a sedan. The Coupe variant is offered in fIive trims which are LX, Sport, EX, and Touring. Prices for the 2019 Honda Civic Coupe starts at $20,750 for the LX and goes upto $26,850 for the Touring. The lower three trims come with a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine, whereas the Si and the Touring get the turbocharged 1.5 liter engine which not only delivers more power and fun, but also promises better fuel efficiency.

Trims

LX

Sport

EX

Si

Touring

MSRP

$20,750

$21,550

$23,300

$24,300

$26,850

Features

158-hp, 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine

 

Adds to LX  -

Adds to Sport -

Adds to EX  -

Adds to Si - 

  Daytime running lights

Keyless ignition

174-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder engine

Front limited slip differential Rain-sensing wipers
 

Taillights with integrated LED light bars

One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature

Dual illuminating vanity mirrors Cruise control  

Leather upholstery

 

60/40 split fold-down rear seatback

Smart entry with push-button start

Heated front seats

18 inch wheels

Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel

 

160-watt audio system with 4 speakers

Front fog/driving lights

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

 

LED headlights

  Lane departure warning accident avoidance system Post-collision safety system

450-watt premium audio system with

10 speakers, and Sirius HD Radio

 

 

Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

  Pre-collision safety system Leather steering wheel

Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

 

  Universal remote transmitter

We Recommend

We would recommend you to go with the Si trim which gets the 1.5 liter tubo. The components in the Si trim, pretty closely matches to the overall sportier presence of the Civic. The Si with its beefier engine, 6-speed manual transmission and a front limited slip differential, is truly a drivers car.

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Engine and Performance

Honestly, Honda could have sent its engineers on a yearlong vacation to Tahiti rather than task them with updating the 2019 Civic. We've been giving this generation Civic top marks since its debut three years ago, and there's nothing else out this year that's going to steal the car's title belt. But here we are anyway with an even better Civic." Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The Honda Civic comes with two engine options. The LX and Sport trim include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower, 138 pound-feet of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The EX and Touring trim come with 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged powertrain which puts out 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque mated to a 6 speed CVT.

The manual transmission is great and offers precise shifts while the six-speed CVT is best in class. The base four-cylinder is capable and efficient t but the turbos come with terrific acceleration. The available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters make driving a truly hands-on experience

Models

Honda Civic Sport Coupe

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Premier hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport hatchback

MSRP

$23,145

$23,785

$22,215

$23,910

$24,895

$23,580

Engine

1.5L i4

1.6L i4

1.6L i4

2.0L i4

1.4L i4

2.0L flat 4

Transmission

6 Speed manual

6 Speed manual

6 Speed manual

6 Speed manual

6 Speed Automatic

6 Speed manual

Horsepower

174 hp@ 6000rpm

201 hp@ 6000rpm

197 hp@ 6000rpm

168 hp@ 6600rpm

153 hp@ 5600rpm

152 hp@ 6000rpm

Torque

162 ft-lbs@ 1700rpm

195 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

202 ft-lbs@4200rpm

155 ft-lbs@ 4800rpm

177 ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

145 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

The Hyundai Veloster produces the highest amount of horses when it comes to rivalry and the Civic Coupe takes the second spot. The Corolla is the most expensive option among the rivals, but it's base engine delivers the least power and torque. The Subaru Impreza doesn’t pack more punch and only puts out 152 hp.

Acceleration

The 2.0 liter inline four can reach from standstill to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds while the capable turbocharged 1.5 liters having power in every rpm range does it in a meager 6.7 seconds which is impressive.

The turbocharged engine picks up like no other vehicle in this class. There is seemingly no turbo lag and there is noticeable low-end power. Another advantage the Civic has is its CVT. It is the best at simulating gear shifts and provides smooth and continuous acceleration.

Models

Honda Civic Sport Coupe

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Premier hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport hatchback

0-60 MPH

7.1

6.2 sec

6.5 sec

7.5 sec

9.2

9.2

Quarter mile

15.1

14.8 sec

N/A

16.0 sec

N/A

17.1

Engine

1.5L i4

1.6L i4

1.6L i4

2.0L i4

1.4L i4

2.0L flat 4

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

5.5

N/A

6.3

N/A

N/A

7.1

Surprisingly even with a lower torque as compared to the Veloster, the Civic tails behind Hyundai. The Corolla uses a 2.0L engine, and its added weight puts it behind the Civic in 0-60 and quarter-mile test. The Subaru Impreza stands at last with most languid acceleration.

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Civic strikes a perfect balance between comfort and driving dynamics. The ride is smooth with responsive steering in any driving situation. There is controlled body roll on corners and quick transitions are handled nicely. The optional 1.5-liter turbo engine delivers fierce acceleration and power is evenly distributed in the rev range.

Ride quality is awe-inspiring and the car feels playful on roads. The Civic is easy to maneuver in traffic or tight parking spots. The steering is precise and you can take corners with enthusiasm, just take some open roads.

The suspension is highly capable in keeping the car planted to the tarmac on cornering in the default driving mode. Push the Sport button on the center console, and the dampers firm up slightly, throttle response sharpens, and the computers subtract some power assist from the steering, requiring the driver to use more effort when making inputs.

Braking

The 2019 Honda Civic Coupe comes with a strong braking system and stops are straight and sure. The pedal is heavy yet it is easy to modulate in casual stops or heavy braking at a red light. It brakes from 60-0 mph in 115 ft much faster and efficient as compared to its competitors. The RDM system1 is designed to apply the brakes if it detects your vehicle may leave the tarmac

Model

Honda Civic Sport Coupe

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Premier hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport hatchback

Brake Front (in.)

11.1

12

10.9

11.5

N/A

11.6

Brake Rear (in.)

10.2

10.3

10

10.5

N/A

10.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2870

2833

2742

3060

2978

3082

60-0 MPH (ft.)

115

110

N/A

131

N/A

121

The Hyundai Veloster is the best when it comes to braking and it stops at mere 110 feet closely followed by Honda Civic which takes 115 feet. The Toyota Corolla takes a longish 131 feet’s while the Subaru is quicker to stop.

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Fuel Economy

The Civic returns some pretty good numbers which can be compared with a hybrid vehicle. The Turbocharged four-cylinder powertrain with CVT is able to return 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. The base engine with the CVT gets 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Those are still very good numbers for the segment.

Model

Honda Civic Sport Coupe

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Premier hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport hatchback

MPG (city)

29

26

25

28

28

22

MPG (highway)

38

33

32

37

38

30

MPG (combined)

33

29

28

31

32

25

The turbocharged engine despite of its higher output is able to return pretty good numbers. Although the Corolla comes pretty close to it, none can surpass it in any driving conditions. The Subaru produces the lowest amount of horsepower, yet it cannot match with the rivals

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Interior

8.5/10

If you’re looking for a smartly styled small sedan that isn’t so small on the inside, has incredibly good resale and reliability ratings and offers a wide range of engine and trim levels, the Honda store is your one-stop shopping destination, and the 2019 Honda Civic is the reason why." – Kellybluebook

Seating and Comfort

The interior of the Civic is conservative with full of premium material and high-grade plastic components. Center console is wide with numerous pockets and bins for small articles. All the trims use a 7.0-inch touchscreen while the LX comes fitted with a 5.0-inch infotainment system. Ergonomics are well suited for an average size individual and it has a substantial amount of interior space than most of the rivals. The legroom is also generous for a compact size sedan but sills are wide which hinders entry and exit.

Model

Honda Civic Sport Coupe

Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Premier hatchback

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport hatchback

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

4

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.2/56.9/42.3

39.1/52.7/43.6

38.4/53.9/42.0

38.9/54.9/42.0

38.1/56.0/42.6

39.8/56.7/43.1

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

34.4/52.0/36.0

37.2/49.0/31.2

37.6/54.5/29.9

37.8/53.2/36.1

35.9/54.3/34.1

37.2/55.6/36.5

The Veloster in comparison to its competitors, it might seem a little less spacious given the lower numbers on the front and passenger volume and legroom capacity. Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Subaru Impreza are similar in terms of interior space.

Interior Features

  • Reclining Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver seat manual height adjustment and adjustable head restraints
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch, and Panic Button
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Air Filtration
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Infotainment

The 2019 Honda Civic comes with a 7-inch touchscreen which touches sensitive control and it is very inconvenient to operate. The saving grace is the abundance of steering wheel mounted controls.

  • 450-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers, including subwoofer
  • Mobile hotspot capability
  • Apple CarPlayTM 3 and Android AutoTM 4 integration
  • SiriusXM ® Radio / HD Radio
  • Honda LaneWatchTM
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock

Cargo Capacity

Despite being an entry-level compact, the 2019 Civic provide ample cargo space. Its low liftover height makes easy for your load and unloads large articles. The utilitarian sedan provides 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space and it can be increased to 46.2 with the rear folding seat.

Model

Honda Civic Sport hatchback

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Premier hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport hatchback

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

22.6

19.9

10.1

17.8

22.7

20.8

Civics’ cargo volume is generous and easily surpasses its competitors. The Subaru Impreza comes the closest to Civics cargo standard, with only 2.0 cubic feet less space.

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Exterior

From mild to wild, the 2019 Honda Civic has a look and a body style for everyone- carconnection

Dimension and Weight

The 2019 Civic looks very aggressive from every angle with a sleek silhouette, the stance is wide with dynamic sporty lines running through the length of the car. The bumper is restyled with a lower grille and a piano black deckled spoiler accounts for a sporty look. The sedan can be easily mistaken as a hatchback. The Audi A7 is a perfect example for depicting its body style. Its wide stance with sloping roof lines looks daring but innovative. Unique C shaped tail-lights looks menacing.

Model

Honda Civic Sport Coupe

Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

Toyota Corolla XSE hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Premier hatchback

Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-spec hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport hatchback

Curb weight (lbs.)

2870

2742

3060

2978

2833

3082

Length(in)

176.9

160.1

169.9

175.3

166.9

175.6

Width(in)

70.8

67.8

69.9

70.5

70.9

70.0

Height(in)

54.3

57.2

57.1

57.7

55.1

58.9

Ground clearance (in)

5.5

N/A

5.1

N/A

5.6

5.1

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

98.0

103.9

106.3

104.3

105.1

Track width (in) F/R

60.5/61.1

57.7/57

60.3/60.8

N/A

61/61.5

60.6/60.8

The Honda Civic in comparison to its competitors, it has the longest length yet it is incredibly light. The Hyundai Veloster is the smallest which in turn makes the cabin less spacious. The Subaru Impreza is similar to the Civic in terms of dimensions.

Exterior Features

The 2019 Honda Civic Coupe comes with standard exterior features like fog lamps, variable intermittent windshield wipers, taillights with integrated LED light bars and more as mentioned.

  • SMART Entry with walk-away auto-lock
  • HEATED Body Coloured power side-mirrors
  • Security system with remote entry and trunk release
  • Projector beam halogen headlights with auto on/off
  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt features
  • Spoilers (Optional)

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Safety

The Honda Civic gets the “Honda Sensing” safety suite as standard on all models, it includes driver assist technologies like:

  • Forward-collision warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow
  • Road-departure mitigation
  • Low-speed collision avoidance with emergency braking
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Rear-Child Safety Lock

Manual models do not include low-speed follow and will deactivate around 20 mph if the driver doesn’t downshift to avoid stalling.

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Competition

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is a solid car but the overall performance is timid. On the other hand, Honda Civic has several potent engine choice and exceptional ride quality. You will get a nicer interior, more cargo space, and better fuel economy with the Civic as well. The handling of Toyota is snooze-worthy and there is no support for Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. You get both of these smartphone integration features in the Civic. These are two of the most popular choices in compact cars market. Corolla offers great reliability, along with an excellent fuel economy. Civic provides a better performance overall, with its engaging handling, comfortable ride, and a base price that is almost the same as Corolla.

Hyundai Veloster

The Honda Civic comes in available in a wide variety of body styles. It offers great fuel efficiency and best in class driving dynamics. It has one of the nicest interiors in the class, a good amount of cargo space, and plenty of tech features. Hyundai may take the chequered flag on a track but Civic is a better overall performer. Veloster is good, but the Civic is a bit better – and it costs about the same. Go with the Honda.

Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza comes with a 2.0 liter powertrain which puts out 152 hp and a similar amount of torque. It was redesigned a few years ago and feels grown up. The Civic can’t match the all-wheel-drive system of Subaru and it comes with lots of modern safety features. The Impreza has a modern center touchscreen, a comfortable ride, and great predicted reliability. Unfortunately, the Impreza is woefully underpowered and its real-world fuel economy can't match the Civic's. So in terms of overall performance, the Civic is a clear winner.

2019 Honda Civic Coupe Final Verdict

Though the Honda Civic costs more than the rivals its hands down a better car than the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Veloster. It is the best compact car for performance, quality, space or efficiency. It is an appealing package with multiple variants and lots of tech and features. You should definitely consider buying a Honda Civic.