Honda adds driver assist tech to 2019 Civics

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

The 2019 Honda Civic sedan and coupe have been revealed, bringing the first refresh for this generation of compact Hondas. Honda added driver-assist technology called Sensing to its higher-end trim packages on select models as a part of the automaker’s plans to bring the technology to all of its vehicles by 2022 and perfect self-driving cars by 2025.

Both body styles now come with gloss black upper grille panels, replacing the standard bright chrome versions. The lower grilles have been redesigned to provide consumers with a look that resembles one large lower opening.

The most notable upgrade that benefits the entire 2019 Civic lineup is the inclusion of Honda Sensing on all models. It’s a standard feature now, and it adds features such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist.

Most 2019 Civics have chrome accents on either side of this large lower grille, excluding the new Sport trim.

The Sport trim is new for these body styles, echoing the current Honda Civic Sport hatchback.

The chrome accents in the front fascia are gloss black on this model, integrating various other visual enhancements such as fog lights, 18-inch wheels and a geometric center exhaust inspired by the Honda Civic Si. The sedan version also gets a spoiler. Unlike the Sport hatchback, though, the coupe and sedan eschew the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder for the LX trim’s naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Both coupe and sedan are available with a manual transmission or a CVT, accompanies by an updated version of the current CarPlay and Android Auto touchscreen infotainment that adds a volume knob.