Shopping for a Used 2019 Honda Civic? Here Is How to Pick the Best Trim Level

If you’re shopping for a used car, then a 2019 Honda Civic is a great choice. The 10th-generation Civic has received high praise for its impeccable build quality and reliability, so opting for a 2019 model is a smart idea. The part is that since it’s a few years old, this model of this vintage has already taken the biggest depreciation hit, so you don’t have to. If you need help picking the right trim level and body style, then keep reading.

There are three different 2019 Honda Civic body styles to choose from

2019 Honda Civic Type R in white
2019 Honda Civic Type R in white | Honda

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The first thing to know about the 2019 Honda Civic is that there are three different body styles to choose from. The Civic can be had as a coupe, sedan, or hatchback. All three styles are similarly equipped with only a few differences, aside from the wildly unique Civic Type R model.

What changes were made for the 2019 model year?

Not many, save for a few updated styling cues, the standardization of the Honda Sensing safety tech, and the return of the all-important radio volume knob, notes Autotrader. Otherwise, the 2019 Civic is mainly a carryover from the 2016-2018 models.

Picking the right 2019 Honda Civic trim level

When picking out the right 2019 Civic, there are six different trim levels to keep in mind. Here is how they break down:

Civic SedanCivic HatchbackCivic Coupe
LXLXLX
SportSportSport
EXEXEX
EX-LEX-L with NavigationTouring
TouringSport TouringSi
SiType R
2019 Honda Civic trim levels

As far as engine choices, this model year Civic was available with four different flavors. The base models receive a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (LX and Sport), the upper trims have a turbocharged 1.5-liter, the SI models came with a revised turbo 1.5-liter, and the Type R has a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine.

The Civic LX comes well-equipped

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback in red
2019 Honda Civic Hatchback | Honda

The Civic LX comes standard with a healthy list of features. According to Kelley Blue Book, the most notable features include the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist features, auto-climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a four-speaker audio system, and a 5-inch infotainment display.

The Civic Sport comes with a few add-ons

If you want more tech-savvy features like a larger 7-inch infotainment screen and Apple Carplay and Android Auto, then you’ll have to opt for the Sport trim. This trim level also features blacked-out exterior trim, black 18-inch wheels, and metal sport pedals.

For even more, choose the Civic EX or EX-L

For even more tech and convenience features, you may want to opt for at least the Civic EX trim. This up-level version comes standard with the same 7-inch infotainment screen as the Sport but adds an updated eight-speaker audio system and a Lane Watch camera that shows the passenger-side blind spot. Additionally, the EX trim also has the 174-hp turbocharged engine that comes standard with a CVT in addition to a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Speaking of leather, if you want leather seats, then go with the Civic EX-L trim. The “L” stands for leather.

The top-trim Civic Touring and Sport Touring keep all of the boxes checked

2019 Honda Civic sedan touring
2019 Honda Civic Touring | Honda

The top-of-the-line Civic Touring and Sport Touring bring 18-inch wheels, paddle shifters, LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, heated rear seats, and an upgraded audio system. The Civic Hatchback Sport Touring adds the same black 18-inch wheels as the Sport trim level and can be outfitted with a six-speed manual transmission.

For more performance, choose the Civic Si or Type R

2019 Honda Civic Si rear
2019 Honda Civic Si coupe in red | Honda

In case you would rather drive your Civic with a heavy right foot and bring the tachometer to redline every chance you can get, then we recommend the Civic Si or Type R. The Civic Si comes with the same features as the EX model with the addition of sport bucket seats, a 205-hp turbocharged engine, and a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission. The Si trim is available in either the coupe or sedan body style.

The Civic Type R, on the other hand, only comes as a hatchback and is powered by a more potent turbocharged 2.0-liter that generates 305 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This monster of an engine can only be mated to a six-speed manual transmission that’s equipped with a limited-slip differential.

How much does a 2019 Honda Civic cost?

You can currently find a 2019 Honda Civic priced around $10,000 to $30,000 nationwide. Of course, the higher end of the price range is due to the recent used car price hikes. However, there are some fair and good deals to be had. Either way, a 2019 Honda Civic is a great choice if you’re looking for a reliable and sensible commuter car on the used market.

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