The 2019 Honda Civic Gets Revised Styling and a Volume Knob The hatchback’s Sport trim also ports over to the sedan and coupe.

Honda is rolling out some welcome updates to the Civic sedan and coupefor 2019. Along with the requisite styling tweaks that give the front end a slightly cleaner look, these Civics with trunks also get a new Sport trim level, newly standard active-safety features, and a volume knob for the infotainment system.

The new Civic Sport sedan and coupe differ from the Sport hatchback in that they have the base naturally aspirated 2.0-liter inline-four rather than the more powerful 1.5-liter turbo four. Honda does not note any suspension changes or extra power for these Civics compared with their non-Sport siblings, unlike the treatment given the Sport hatchback, which has a different exhaust system and sportier chassis tuning. But the Sport sedan and coupe at least look the part, with the same blacked-out front end, body kit, 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler, and center exhaust.

We’re also happy to note that the Civic gets an updated version of the HondaLink infotainment system, which comes standard on all trim levels. On the revamped 7.0-inch touchscreen system, Honda finally does away with the annoying touch-sensitive slider control for audio volume and replaces it with a conventional knob (we assume the Civic’s system will look similar to the setup on the 2018 Fit).

More active-safety features are now standard on all 2019 Civic sedans and coupes as the Honda Sensing package rolls out across the entire lineup. That includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, and lane-keeping assist, among other driver-assistance technology.

These changes may trigger a price increase for 2019, but Honda hasn’t released official numbers yet.

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