2019 Honda Civic Type R

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$36,300

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2019 Honda Civic Type R
2019 Honda Civic Type R

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

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

1 trim

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Notable features

  • 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 hatchback Type R versions available

2019 Honda Civic Type R Review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

Compliant on roads, fun on road course

Car is surprisingly compliant, I’ve had a few big Audis and vws with low profile tires and this car is really comfortable in comfort mode, took it immediately to a private event at Palmer a few weeks back and the car in stock form did fabulously, definitely lives up to the hype.... and then some. Only downside so far is the lack of options for tires since this car has odd-sized tires, non oem wheels are out of the question, the car has zero torque steer, aftermarket wheels would make all the magic go away. Also, 30mpg is a big plus. I traded my 2011 Range Rover sport for this and honestly the Honda rides better. Leaving the car stock will be the main goal, the car to my eyes is absolutely perfect and livable for daily duties. One thing I’ve noticed lately is that the car has not stopped from appreciating. Future classic is an understatement.

4.3

rebuild due to valve damage after four months .

Great other than having to rebuild my engine after 4 months of ownership due to a bent valve due to over rev the ecu said but it didn’t even log what rpm it over rev at so I don’t see how that could work even when I haven’t miss shifted it but south point Honda in Oklahoma won’t cover the damage done to my engine even when I took it in soon as the light came on when I filled it up so I kind of find it bullcrap that this happened when I paid $40,000 for a vehicle that was supposed to be reliable but I kind of find that funny when it there top of the line vehicle and it’s so this not even 4 months it to owning the car that it engine did this. I would buy it if you can find one that isn’t a defect . The way I got it fixed and guess what not even 2 months later the same lights just came on.

5.0

Great looking car and fun to drive

Just bought this car a few days ago and still love it. Unfortunately the weather took a turn for cold weather and I am unable to drive it due to the summer tires. I do plan on getting all season tires put on it which would make a world of difference to be able to drive it 12 months of the year in Illinois. I can’t actually vouch for the reliability but it’s a Honda so I’m assuming it’s very reliable.

See all 12 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Honda
Certified pre-owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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