2019 Honda Civic Hatchback

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in Midsize hatchbacks
2019 MODEL
$21,450 - $28,750 See Inventory Prices

8.3

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The Honda Civic comes in a wide variety of ranging from coupe to sedan and also as hatchback. It is the quintessential family car and nothing seems to take this title. The driving experience strikes a perfect balance between comfort and driver involvement. For 2019 the front is restyled which looks sleeker and host of safety features has also been added with the upgraded infotainment system.

There are few notable rivals which you can include in your shortlist like the Toyota Corolla, Subaru Impreza, and Chevrolet Cruze. All of them boast a peppy engine with nimble driving dynamics.


8.0/10
Features

 

8.8/10
Engine

 
 

8.4/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

The Civic hatch come standard with a `1.5 –liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission which is standard. The Civic has the best combination of feature content and driving dynamics. Its spacious cabin is crafted from premium materials.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Features

8.0/10

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback features five trims named as "LX", "EX", "EX-L", "Sport", and "Sport Touring". The base trim costs $21,450 and tops up to $28,700 for the Sport touring trim. The main highlights of the standard "LX" trim include a 1.5L I4 DOHC engine, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED Daytime running lights, split-folding rear seats automatic climate control system, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Rear window wiper/washer with heated wiper zone, 5-inch infotainment system, and Body-colored rear roofline spoiler on the board.

The "EX" trim offers additional features including multi-angle rearview camera, Honda LaneWatch, Heated front seats and side mirror, Fog lights, One-touch power moonroof, Smart Entry with push button start, Dual-zone automatic climate control system and an additional 7-inch Display Audio with electrostatic touch-screen.

The EX-L trim features upgraded Driver's seat with 8-way power adjustment, Automatic-dimming rearview mirror, leather trimmed seats, and leather wrapped steering and shift knob, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Trims

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L Navi

Sport Touring

MSRP

$21,450

$22,250

$23,750

$26,250

$28,750

Features

  • Honda Sensing
  • 174-Horsepower (SAE net)*, 1.5-Liter, Turbocharged and Intercooled, DOHC 4-Cylinder Engine with Direct Injection
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • 16-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines*
  • 5-Inch Color LCD Screen
  • Bluetooth*\xa0HandsFreeLink and Streaming Audio
  • USB Audio Interface*\xa0(front)
  • Automatic Climate Control System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • One-Touch Turn Indicators
  • Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights with Auto-On/Off
  • Body-Colored Rear Roofline Spoiler
  • Fin-Type Roof-Mounted Antenna
  • Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's and Front Passenger's Windows
  • Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
  • Rear Window Wiper/Washer with Heated Wiper Zone
  • Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Capless Fuel Filler
  • LX + :
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob
  • Sport Pedals
  • Underbody Spoiler Kit
  • Center-Mounted, Dual Outlet Exhaust
  • Fog Lights
  • Apple CarPlay Integration
  • Android Auto Integration
  • Heated Front Seats
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines*
  • Smart Entry
  • Push Button Start
  • 17-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Honda LaneWatch*
  • USB Audio Interface*\xa0(front and center console)
  • 7-Inch Display Audio with Electrostatic Touch-Screen
  • HondaLink
  • SiriusXM\xa0Radio
  • HD Radio
  • Heated Side Mirrors
  • Fog Lights
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Driver's Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Dual-Mode Paddle Shifters
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • LED Headlights (Low & High Beam) with Auto-On/Off
  • 540-Watt Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers, Including Subwoofer
  • Front Passenger's Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment
  • Heated Outboard Rear Seats
  • Center Outlet, Dual Exhaust System
  • Side Mirrors with Integrated LED Turn Indicators
  • Underbody Spoiler Kit

We Recommend

We would recommend you to go with the Sport trim as powertrain is standard over the lineup. It will give you everything you need plus abundant niceties like a sunroof, heated seats and the full touchscreen infotainment suite.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Engine

8.8/10

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\xa0Civic 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 hatchback comes with a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine which puts out 180 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. The manual transmission is great and offers precise shifts with seamless power delivery. The turbocharged engine is pretty capable and offers plenty of power for highway cruising and city driving. The available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters make driving a truly hands-on experience

Models

Honda Civic LX Hatchback

Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LS

Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback*

Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback*

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Line Hatchback

MSRP

$22,345

$22,010

$20,495

$21,235

$21,285

$20,980

$18,500

Engine

1.5L Turbo Inline-4

2.0 L inline-four

1.4L Turbo Inline 4

2.0 L inline-four

2.0 L inline-four

2.0L Flat 4

1.6L Inline-4

Transmission

CVT

CVT

6 Speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

CVT

8 Speed Automatic

5 Speed Manual

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

AWD

FWD

Horsepower(hp)

180hp @ 6500 rpm

168hp @ 6600 rpm

153hp@5600rpm

162hp @ 6200 rpm

152hp @ 6000 rpm

147hp@5000rpm

120hp@6350rpm

Torque(lbs-ft)

174@4200 rpm

155@4800rpm

177@2000rpm

150@4700 rpm

145@4000 rpm

184@1400rpm

112@5000rpm

The competitor's on the other hand produces low horsepower than the Civic hatchback and nothing comes close to in terms of power delivery. The Subaru Impreza produces the lowest amount of horsepower.

Acceleration

The 1.5 liter turbocharged powertrain in the Civic hatchback can take you to 60 mph in just 8.2 seconds. It is an impressive number for a hatchback which cost less than 20 k. The turbocharged engine picks up like no other vehicle in this class. There is seemingly no turbo lag and with seamless low-end torque.

Models

Honda Civic LX Hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LS

Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback*

Toyota Corolla SE Hatchback

Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback*

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Line Hatchback*

0-60 MPH(sec)

8.2

8.1

7.2

9.4

8.1

9.2

9.7

Quarter mile(sec)

14.7

16.2

15.5

16.5

16.0

17.1

17.2

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

5.1

5.5

6.8

5.7

5.6

5.5

5.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2901

2917

2943

3060

2940

3047

2742

The Honda Civic hatchback is the fastest among the long and the Cruze tails behind, but in the quarter mile run the Civic takes the lead. The Toyota Corolla and Subaru Impreza are a second slower than the above two.

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.

Models

Honda Civic LX Hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LS

Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback*

Toyota Corolla SE Hatchback

Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback*

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Line Hatchback*

Brake Front (in.)

11.1

10.8

12

11.5

11.0

10.9

10.2

Brake Rear (in.)

10.2

10.4

10.3

10.5

10.4

10.8

7.9

60-0 MPH (ft.)

115

110

NA

120

122

121

129

The Chevrolet Cruze is the best when it comes to braking and stops at mere 110 feet's and the Honda Civic takes the second spot. The Toyota Corolla and Subaru Impreza takes a longish 120 and 122 feets respectively.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Fuel Economy

The cute little hatches are known for fuel economy and the Civic hatch does return pretty good numbers. The 2017 Honda Civic has something more than impressive to throw in the fuel-efficiency segment. The car features best-in-class fuel economy among competitors, as it offers a fuel-economy of 31 and 42 mpg on city roads and highways respectively.

Models

Honda Civic LX Hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LS

Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback

Toyota Corolla SE Hatchback

Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Line Hatchback

MPG (city)

31

29

24

32

28

28

25

MPG (highway)

42

38

32

42

37

36

32

MPG (combined)

36

32

27

36

31

31

28

Fuel Tank Capacity(Gal.)

12.39

13.7

14

13.2

13.2

13.2

12.4

Range(Miles)

446.04

438.4

378

475.2

409.2

409.2

347.2

The combined fuel economy for Honda Civic Hatchback and Toyota Corolla stands at 36 MPG which is better than most of the rivals including the Chevrolet Cruze and Subaru Impreza.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Interior

8.4/10

If you're looking for a smartly styled small hatch that isn't so small on the inside, has incredibly good resale and reliability ratings and offers a wide\xa0range 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.

Models

Honda Civic LX Hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LS

Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback

Toyota Corolla SE Hatchback

Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Line Hatchback

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

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

39.3/57.0/42.3

38.9/54.9/42

39.1/56.2/42.2

38.4/53.9/42.0

38.5/57.2/42.2

39.8/56.7/43.1

39.1/52.7/43.6

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

37.4/55.0/36.0

37.8/53.2/36.1

38.5/55.4/34.8

37.6/54.5/29.9

37.6/54.4/35.8

37.2/55.6/36.5

37.2/49.0/31.2

The Honda Civic hatchback and the Subaru Impreza have comparable interior space while the rear seats in Honda are bit more spacious. The Chevrolet Cruze and Toyota Corolla are similar in terms of interior dimensions.

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 CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • SiriusXM Radio / HD Radio
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • 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 hatch provides 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space and it can be increased to 46.2 with the rear folding seat.

Models

Honda Civic LX Hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LS

Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback

Toyota Corolla SE Hatchback

Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Line Hatchback

Cargo Capacity (cu.ft)

25.7

22.7

24.9

17.8

12.4

20.8

10.1

The cargo space of Honda Civic is best in this segment followed by Chevrolet Cruze and Suabru Impreza. The Toyota Corolla has least amount of space.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback 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.

Models

Honda Civic LX Hatchback

Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback LS

Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback

Toyota Corolla SE Hatchback

Mazda 3 Sport Hatchback

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Hatchback

Ford Fiesta ST Line Hatchback

Length(in)

177.9

175.3

170.9

169.9

180.3

175.6

160.1

Width(in)

70.8

70.5

70.7

69.9

70.7

70.0

67.8

Height(in)

56.5

57.7

57.7

57.1

57.3

58.9

57.2

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

5.6

5.9

5.1

6.1

5.1

NA

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

106.3

104.3

103.9

106.3

105.1

98.0

The Honda Civic hatchback casts the largest shadow with respect to the competition and Subaru loses it by few inches. The width of all the rivals is almost similar. Toyota Corolla hers I the smallest among all.

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 Hatchback 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 Hatchback 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.

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.

Chevrolet Cruze

The Civic Cruze comes with a1.4 liter turbocharged powertrain which puts out 153 hp and 177 lb ft of torque. The Civic is way ahead in performance bu the Cruze is no slouch. It offers excellent reliability, a modern infotainment system, an equally nice interior and all at a slightly more affordable price. The Honda Civic on the other hand offers excellent acceleration, sporty handling, a perfect safety score, and an attractive and roomy interior. You can better than the best and the Civic is the winner.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Final Verdict

Though the Honda Civic costs more than the rivals its hands down a better car than the Toyota Corolla and Chevrolet Cruze. 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.

Pros

Performance of turbocharged engine

Fuel Economy

Interior comfort

Superb Handling

Cons

Infotainment 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

$21450

bodystyle

4dr Hatchback

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

horsepower

174 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

162 lb.-ft. @ 1700 rpm

transmission

continuously variable-speed automatic

chassis

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

177.9 in.

width

70.8 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

2901 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

25.7 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

31/34/40 mpg

highway range

496 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine

8.8

Interior

8.4

Comfort

8.0

Driving

8.5

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback LX

LX

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

$21,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $21,450 MSRP (31 mpg/34/40 mpg) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5 NA

 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport

Sport

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

$22,250 - $23,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $22,250 MSRP (29 mpg/33/38 mpg) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5 NA
Sport 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $23,050 MSRP (30 mpg/32/36 mpg) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5 NA

 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback EX

EX

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

$23,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $23,750 MSRP (31 mpg/34/40 mpg) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5 NA

 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L w/Navigation

EX-L w/Navigation

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

$26,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L w/Navigation 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $26,250 MSRP (31 mpg/34/40 mpg) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5 NA

 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

Sport Touring

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

$28,750


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $28,750 MSRP (30 mpg/32/36 mpg) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, I4, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
continuously variable transmission front wheel drive 5 NA