Honda refreshes Civic sedan and coupe, adds 'Sport' trim



The Honda Civic has always been one of the best-selling cars in America, and for good reason.

For the U.S., the 2019 model year Civic sedan and coupe models gain a standard piano black winged grille, and revised halogen and LED headlight units.

The tenth-generation Honda Civic has been given a mild facelift in its largest market of the United States.

The front bumper has been reworked, too, and the grille is now lower. Honda has also updated the Civic's halogen and LED headlights for this year. You'll need to have studied the Civic extensively to notice the difference, but it's not like the Civic wasn't already attractive before these tweaks. Civic Sport coupes and sedans are equipped with 18-inch wheels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and exterior accents such as a decklid spoiler and blacked-out trim pieces.

Moving on to the Civic Sport, the newcomer is slotted above the LX and below the EX. To make it sportier, the front lower bumper gets a full-width splitter. Its engine is the same 2.0-liter naturally aspirated I4 that the base trim uses, mated to the buyer's choice of a CVT or six-speed manual. Honda Sensing, the automaker's suite of active and passive safety systems, is now standard on every Civic trim from LX to Touring. The worldwide variants get Honda Sensing safety suite standard which includes automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Midlife refresh brings slight changes to the Civic's appearance; India launch scheduled for early 2019.

Wearing some very slight styling changes, the Civic's controversial-but-popular design continues for 2019 and beyond.

I was always surprised that Honda had a Sport trim for the Fit but not the Civic.

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