2019 Honda Civic sedan vs 2016-2018: Facelift changes compared

One of America’s best sellers, the Honda Civic sedan has been given a facelift for 2019. See the differences and changes in this side by side comparison.

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2016 Honda Civic Sedan2016-18
As you can see, minor update is closer to the truth than facelift. Given the car's strong sales, and positive reception in the media, Honda probably figured it didn't have to do much to the Civic to keep it fresh, which makes a nice change from the previous generation model, which required immediate attention.
2019 Honda Civic sedan facelift2019 F/L
2016 Honda Civic Sedan2016-18
For the 2019 model year, the Civic's wing grille has been changed from chrome to gloss black. The front bumper is new too with a full width lower air intake design and splitter. There's also a bit of chrome around the fog light pods.
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2016 Honda Civic Sedan2016-18
The regular headlights have been blacked out, and the LED units (seen here) have had their beams adjusted to be wider and longer.
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2016 Honda Civic Sedan - side2016-18
No sheet metal changes, just a new design for the 18-inch alloy wheels on the Limited (seen here) and some new colour choices.
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2016 Honda Civic Sedan - rear2016-18
Even fewer changes at the back, with the 2019 Civic sedan gaining a small strip of chrome on the bottom of the bumper
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2016 Honda Civic Sedan - trunk2016-18
The tail-lights carry over unchanged. Honda Sensing is now standard in all models, and includes adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, road departure mitigation, and automatic high beams.
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2016 Honda Civic Sedan - interior2016-18
Honda says the changes to the interior are 'minor'. From what we can see the company is now using darker shade of grey for the fake metal trim.
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2016 Honda Civic Sedan - front seats2016-18
There's more interior sound insulation in the floor, trunk, and front and rear fenders. The centre console cupholder has been redesigned
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2016 Honda Civic Sedan - instruments and steering wheel2016-18
The controls on the steering wheel spokes have changed slightly for 'more intuitive operation'.
2019 Honda Civic sedan facelift2019 F/L
2016 Honda Civic Sedan2016-18
The Display Audio infotainment system (seen here) is standard on all models from the Sport on up, and includes a physical volume dial and power button. Hooray!
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2016 Honda Civic Sedan - transmission2016-18
A 6-speed manual is still available on the Sport trim and base LX, but most cars will again be sold with a CVT.

2019 Honda Civic sedan facelift



2016-2018 Honda Civic sedan




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2019 Honda Civic sedan vs 2016-2018: Facelift changes compared