New Honda 2019 Civic Hatchback for Sale in Lincoln, RI
For drivers seeking affordability and versatility, the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback offers the best of both worlds and underscores the automaker’s willingness to provide something for everyone (there are three body styles of the ’19 Civic). This well-equipped and fun-to-drive four-door offers impressive standard features at a low cost to own, along with easily accessed rear cargo space and room for five.
Trim Levels and Standard Equipment
The ’19 Honda Civic Hatchback comes in five trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L Navi, and Sport Touring. One of those, the Sport, is still available with a manual transmission, for the pleasure of those who like to control their gear changes.
They all get the same 174 hp 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission as the higher trim levels of the ’19 Civic Coupe and Sedan. The Sport ups the power output to 180 horses, with the choice of stick shift or CVT; the Sport Touring only comes paired to the CVT (no manual tranny available).
The highlight of the standard equipment list on the base LX is Honda Sensing, the active safety suite of crash-mitigating technologies. This lowest trim also has a rearview camera with guidelines, auto climate control, heat ducts for the back seat, audio system with 5-inch color touchscreen, Bluetooth HandsFree phone capability and streaming audio, and a USB port. The list grows on the Sport trim, adding fog lights, a rear-seat armrest, and some sporty touches: dual exhaust, paddle shifters, sport pedals, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
The EX trim continues to raise the stakes with push-button start, remote start, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, dual automatic climate control, power tilt moonroof, heated exterior mirrors, and an upgraded ten-speaker audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio. The EX-L Navi receives leather upholstery, leather wrapping on the steering wheel and shifter knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a power eight-way driver’s seat. The deluxe Sport Touring trim maxes out the luxuries with auto on/off LED headlights, Honda’s satellite navigation system with voice recognition, a premium audio system with 12 speakers, dual-mode paddle shifters, and a four-way power seat for the front passenger.
Honda made news when it started including its Honda Sensing active safety technology package as standard equipment on most of its vehicles. With this suite of features (lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking), the driver is alerted to certain kinds of hazards and may get “help” from the car to avoid crashes. While this state-of-the-art technology does not take the place of sharp operator attention and good driving habits, it can reduce the likelihood of collision in particular situations. A rearview camera with guidelines comes standard as well.