The forthcoming 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback is a fuel-efficient and roomy car. Honda also offers a Civic model in a sedan and coupe versions. Safety is among the best in the class and this hatchback will be available with few trim levels. Furthermore, Honda Civic comes with more than good driving manners and it carries a history of good resale value and reliability.
The five-door hatchback is also coming to the U.S. but performance enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer for a “Type R” model. Good thing is that the Honda released details about new Civic Hatchback model so continue reading.
2019 Honda Civic Exterior looks awesome
People got little worried when Honda released the tenth-generation Civic that looks basically the same as the generation before. Thankfully, there is a hatchback on the way and it offers plenty of good features. The exterior styling is one of the things we personally like. The 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback looks almost the same as its sedan brother, but few differences set them apart. The wheelbase of this model is 106.2 in, Lenght is 177.9 inch, Width 70.8 in and height is 56.5 inches, while the curb Weight is 3000 lb.
The front of the 2019 Honda Civic comes with a new fascia that is little chopped up with some nice cuts and creases. The roofline gently falls into the squared-off rear part. The rear also features plenty of creases and the overall look of this hatchback looks very sharp. The main difference between coupe and hatchback models are mesh grille insert and the extended roofline on the hatchback. When it comes to features, we must mention LED headlights and heated side mirrors.
2019 Honda Civic Interior is crafted perfectly
Just like the exterior, sedan and hatchback models are sharing the almost same interior. That is not a bad thing of course because the cabin looks sleek and modern. Everything inside looks simple and with plenty of nice finishes too. The cabin is driver-focused with three HVAC vents right in front of the driver’s seat. An instrument cluster is digital and it looks perfect. It is separated into three sectors, the left one shows engine temperature and other functions, the center sector features a display with digital tachometer and speed reading.
The right side is reserved for a digital fuel gauge. Everything looks so simple, especially the controls that are fitted well and easy to use. Comfort is great, however, this is not a Mercedes, so don’t expect a leather-packed cabin. The seats come with black cloth and white contrast marking. The interior space is generous as the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback offers 16,9 cubic feet of cargo area, and the legroom is all well and good.
The newest model 2019 Honda Civic will be available with few trims. It ranges from base LX, EX, EX-T, Touring, Sport, Si and Type R trims. The base one trim LX in the sedan version will bring features like 5-inch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, rearview camera, folding rear seat, and a mighty sound system with 4-speaker AM/FM audio system and plenty of USB ports. The EX trim that most of the buyers prefer will get remote engine start, Better and bigger 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Moonroof and 60/40-split folding rear seat.
The 2019 Honda Civic EX-T trim that is also offered with sedan model will be available with leather seats that are heated (front and rear seats), power driver’s seat, Navigation system, blind-spot monitoring system, electronic stability and dual-zone automatic climate control. The model 2019 Honda Civic Si will get 1.5-liter turbo inline-4 that makes 205 horsepower. This model will be available only with manual transmission. It will also get better looking front fascia with red Si on the grill and leather seats with logo on it.
2019 Honda Civic Type R model
The highlight model in the Civic line up is definitely the powerful Type R model. This model will be very attractive and stylish with the much more powerful engine than all others Civic models. It gets a Honda Dual Axis or front-strut suspension.
Also, the 2019 Honda Civic Type R will be equipped with the latest and advanced features like Navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and there is a mighty sound system with 540-watt and 12-speaker stereo. Also, it will get leather seat combination in Black-Red and Type R logo on the front grill, steering wheel and on seats.
The best part of all is the 2.0-liter inline-4 engine. This type of engine is able to make 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque with front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. It comes with decent fuel economy rating in the city/highway of 22/28 mpg. This sporty hatchback will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4,9 sec and it will reach a top speed of 170 mph.
2019 Honda Civic Engine Options and Specs
Unlike the sedan, the hatchback model 2019 Honda Civic will feature two engine option and it is a 1.5-liter direct-injection drivetrain. This unit is boosted by turbo pressure and is rated at 175 HP and 165 lb-ft of torque.
Higher trim levels like Sport or Sport Touring includes a high-flow exhaust system that boosts horsepower up to 180. Every trim level offers a CVT and some of them are offering so much anticipated six-speed manual gearbox.
The new in the line of engines is the 1,6 liter turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve diesel inline-4. This one engine is capable to deliver 118 HP and 221 lb-ft. This type of engine will also get the six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel-drive only.
This model will go from 0 to 60 mph in 9,0 sec, and to 100 mph in 27 sec. However, it comes with the limited speed at 125 mph. This engine comes with fuel economy combined/city/highway 40/35/50 mpg.
2019 Honda Civic Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2019 Honda Civic hatchback will cost around $22,500 and it will hit the U.S. markets around September of 2018. The “Type R” cost around $35,000 and is coming at some point in 2019.