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2019 Honda Civic standardizes safety, sprouts Sport trim

The Honda Civic has always been one of the best-selling cars in America, and for good reason.

The tenth-generation Honda Civic has been given a mild facelift in its largest market of the United States. An adjustment to the front and rear fascias pass for a visual refresh, but only the most devout Civic fans will likely notice. You'll need to have studied the Civic extensively to notice the difference, but it's not like the Civic wasn't already attractive before these tweaks. New wheel designs round off the styling updates on the returning trims, with 18-inch rims now the norm for the Touring model.

The new Civic Sport trim, positioned between the LX and EX, offers the looks and features budget-conscious enthusiasts are looking for. Inside, the 7-inch Display Audio infotainment system - with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - is standard, too.

This will undoubtedly go a long way towards wooing more safety-conscious buyers, and should help the Civic's safety scores for 2019, as it missed out on Top Safety Pick status from the IIHS for "Poor" headlight performance, though the crash prevention technology was rated as "Superior" despite only being available on some trim levels. In addition to Sensing's clean sweep, Honda is also introducing a new Civic Sport trim with a manual transmission option. Turning out attention to Honda Sensing, the suite includes Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist System.

No word on how much the 2019 Civic Sport will cost, at this stage.

"We have no planned changes this year for Civic, there will be an update in 2019", Honda Australia said in a statement.

I was always surprised that Honda had a Sport trim for the Fit but not the Civic.

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