Honda vehicles are typically known for being reliable, efficient, and fun to drive. Innovative technologies have also helped keep Honda a few steps ahead of the competition. Unsurprisingly, the automaker’s 2019 car lineup is ranked among the best on the market.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the latest Honda models.
2019 Honda Civic
- LX: $19,450
- Sport: $21,150
- EX: $23,400
- EX-L: $24,600
- Touring: $27,300
- Si: $24,300
- Type R: $35,700
The 2019 Honda Civic is available in three different body styles: sedan, coupe, and hatchback. For good reason, it’s among today’s best-selling compact cars. You’ll love the Civic’s dynamic performance and great fuel economy.
Rated to develop a competitive 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque, the Civic’s base four-cylinder engine is perfect for everyday commuting. You can experience more fun with the available turbocharged engine, which pushes out 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. While the base engine returns a combined 33 mpg, stepping up to the turbocharged engine actually increases fuel economy to a combined 36 mpg.
For the driving enthusiasts who demand more performance, Honda offers the Civic Si and the Civic Type R. Rated to return a combined 32 mpg on premium fuel, the 205-horsepower Civic Si is among the best performance bargains you’ll find. Meanwhile, a 306-horsepower engine allows the Civic Type R to excel on the street and at the track. Because of the Civic Type R’s sensational driving dynamics and quick acceleration, Car and Driver gives it a perfect overall rating.
Although popular features like Bluetooth and a multi-angle backup camera come standard, you’ll have access to several upgrades. Many drivers will be interested in the updated 7.0-inch touchscreen, which now provides hard buttons for easier use. All versions of the Civic come standard with Honda Sensing. This advanced safety package provides automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.
2019 Honda Accord
- LX: $23,720
- Sport: $26,180
- EX: $27,620
- EX-L: $30,120
- Touring: $34,990
Although the 2019 Honda Accord is classified as a midsize family sedan, impressive performance capabilities and a first-class interior enable it to compete against luxury models that are far more expensive. Superior passenger room allows everyone to experience outstanding comfort.
If you are concerned about saving the most money at the pump, stick with the Accord’s base turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It’s rated by the EPA to deliver 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. For a truly exciting drive, choose the larger 2.0L turbocharged engine. Honda tuned it to develop an enjoyable 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy stands at 23 mpg in town and 34 mpg on the highway.
Most buyers will get the Accord with an automatic transmission. However, an available six-speed manual transmission makes the Accord Sport especially engaging to drive. This should excite the drivers who love shifting gears.
To ensure the Accord rewards buyers with great value, Honda equips it with a competitive number of standard features. Some of the highlights include a multi-angle backup camera, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, and Bluetooth. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone support is found on most trims. Boasting a Wi-Fi hot spot and ventilated front seats, the range-topping Touring trim feels especially luxurious.
Like the Honda Civic, the Honda Accord has garnered a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. You’ll also enjoy the same standard Honda Sensing package.
2019 Honda Clarity
- Base: $33,400
- Touring: $36,600
When shopping for a new plug-hybrid, don’t forget about the 2019 Honda Clarity. It’s a perfect match for green lifestyles.
The Clarity’s hybrid system is tuned to develop 212 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. An impressive amount of low-end torque ensures strong acceleration around town. According to the latest EPA fuel economy estimates, you can look forward to getting a combined 42 mpg on regular unleaded gas. However, an all-electric driving range of 48 miles enables you to save even more fuel.
Although you can upgrade to a more luxurious Touring trim, the base Honda Clarity comes loaded with an impressive list of standard equipment. You’ll receive an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, an eight-speaker sound system, and heated front seats. Meanwhile, standard Honda Sensing gives you extra peace of mind on today’s dangerous roadways.
2019 Honda Fit
- LX: $16,190
- Sport: $17,500
- EX: $18,160
- EX-L: $20,520
Chosen as the “Best Subcompact Car for the Money” by U.S. News and World Report, the 2019 Honda Fit continues to stand out from the competition. You’ll love the Fit’s energetic performance and a spacious interior. While every trim brings a great deal of value to the table, younger drivers will be drawn to the more aggressive-looking Fit Sport.
All the available Fit trims come equipped with the same four-cylinder engine, which pushes out 130 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. While an automatic CVT enables the Fit to return 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, the standard six-speed manual transmission promises to deliver more fun.
You’ll love the Fit’s versatile design. Honda’s exclusive Magic Seat feature enables you to easily expand the available cargo space. Some of the other standard features include a 5.0-inch audio display, hands-free Bluetooth, and a four-speaker stereo system. Upgrades, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, are found on the higher trim levels.
Like the rest of Honda’s car lineup, the new Fit comes standard with a Honda Sensing safety package. You can also get the Fit with a LaneWatch camera system, which helps reduce passenger-side blind spots.
Whether you’re seeking exciting performance or affordable luxury, Honda has something to satisfy every type of driver. Most importantly, passenger safety is emphasized in every new Honda car.
Which model has caught your attention the most?