Road Test: 2019 Honda Civic Coupe Sport

Road Test: 2019 Honda Civic Coupe Sport

Story by Jordan Allan, photos courtesy of Honda


Price(MSRP): $24,690

Engine: 2.0L 16-valve DOHC i-VTEC 4-Cylinder

Trans: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

Power: 158 hp@ 6,500 rpm

Torque: 138 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm

Curb Weight:  2,864 lbs./ 1,299 kg

Fuel Consumption: (L/100km – City/Hwy) 8.3/6.6


New for 2019: Not much changes for the Civic in 2019 other than a restyled front bumper and the addition of an optional infotainment interface with a volume knob and actual buttons, something I am a big fan of.

Segment Competitors: Toyota Corolla, Kia Forte, Mazda3, Hyundai Elantra, Chevrolet Cruze, Volkswagen Jetta, Subaru Impreza

The Skinny: There is a reason the Civic continues to be Canada’s best-selling car and, even though it had been a while since I’ve driven one, it didn’t take long for me to find out why. Although nothing about it will absolutely blow you out of the water, the Civic continues to perform admirably in every situation as it has been doing for decades.

It drives better than nearly all of its main competitors and doesn’t feel nearly as cheap as the price tag suggests. It accelerates and handles smoothly in all situations and has a comfortable, and now, simple interior that is easy to get used to. The backseat of our Sport Coupe model left a little to be desired, but if a comfortable and easily accessible back seat is what you’re after, you should look past the Coupe and towards the Sedan or Hatchback.

Our Sport model comes in between the base LX and Touring model and provides us with dark wheels, fog lights, and aluminum pedals as well as a central exhaust tip which, along with its long list of standard technology and safety features, is some serious bang for your buck when you consider a starting MSRP of just $24,690.

Pros: Being a taller person, I always have some doubts about being able to sit comfortably and not have to slouch when it comes to coupes but I must say the Civic Coupe immediately alleviated my concerns.

Cons: Although I mentioned it earlier, I must say that the backseats in the Coupe models are better saved for smaller children.

The Verdict: The Civic has been a staple on Canadian roads for the better part of five decades and after testing the most recent version it’s not hard to figure out why. As it always has, it does everything you’d expect of it well all while keeping the driver and passengers safe with the latest safety technology and while not braking the bank at the gas pump or with the purchase price. For anyone looking for a commuter car that is actually capable of so much more, look no further than the Honda Civic.

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