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2019 Honda Civic Si

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$24,300 — $24,300 MSRP
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Sedan
5 Seats
32 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Turbo engine performance, especially in Type R
  • Handling
  • Solid feel
  • Lots of useful storage spaces
  • Gas mileage
  • Materials quality

The Bad

  • Base engine drone while accelerating
  • Middle rear-seat comfort
  • Muted exhaust sound (Type R)
  • Type R only seats four
  • Touchscreen multimedia system's menus
2019 Honda Civic Si exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Honda Civic Si
  • Subtle styling updates for 2019
  • Honda Sensing suite of active safety features now standard
  • New Sport trim level for coupe, sedan body styles
  • Five-seat compact car
  • Hatchback body style also available
  • Performance Si and Type R versions available

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Honda Civic?

The Honda Civic is a front-drive compact car available in sedan, coupe and four-door hatchback body styles. It competes with the Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla. The sedan and coupe can be powered by a standard 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or a 174-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder, while the regular hatchback comes only with the 1.5-liter engine.

For performance-minded drivers, Honda sells Si and Type R versions of the Civic. The Si model is available in sedan and coupe form and features a 205-hp version of the turbo 1.5-liter engine. The ultra-performance Type R comes only as a hatchback with four seats and is powered by a 306-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. A six-speed manual is the only transmission offered for the Si and Type R.

What's New on the 2019 Honda Civic?

Subtle front and rear styling changes update the looks of the sedan and coupe. Inside, there's better sound insulation, updated trim and the addition of a volume knob and hard keys for the available Display Audio touchscreen multimedia system. A new Sport trim level slots between the base LX and midlevel EX, and the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features is now standard. Honda Sensing includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist and automatic high-beam headlights. (Si and Type R models don't get Honda Sensing).

What Features in the 2019 Honda Civic Are Most Important?

The Honda Sensing suite adds a lot of worthwhile active safety features to the Civic's standard features list. Stepping up to the Sport trim brings the Display Audio touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Moving to the EX trim brings Honda's useful LaneWatch system, which uses a camera in the passenger-side mirror to help you keep an eye on things on the right side of the car, like cyclists in a bike lane.

Should I Buy the 2019 Honda Civic?

Even lower trim levels of the Civic deliver an engaging driving experience, and the high-output Type R ratchets the driving fun up considerably. It's worth looking at the turbo 1.5-liter engine over the base 2.0-liter because it offers better performance and gas mileage.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
27 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Civic Si is the way to go.

by Kismoe57 from Los Angeles on July 1, 2019

The engineering done on the sport seleftion on the SI is way to perfect. The handling on the car is really smooth..... really love my purchase. Read full review

(5.0)

Reliable and has style!

by Cindy and Matt from Hamburg, NJ on June 26, 2019

I love this car. It has all the features I need and I feel safe and comfortable in it. It performs and handles well and kept me safe in an accident. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Honda Civic Si currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Honda Civic Si has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Honda

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Civic Si received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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