2019 Honda Civic's new Sport trim starts at $21,150

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A lot of people are complaining about the sport trim having the 2.0L or even making fun of it, but keep in mind that this is nothing new for Honda. For example, the last gen Accord had a "sport" trim that had the 2.4L engine and not the V6, which make the EX-L and touring versions of the Accord way faster and it sold well and I didn't see anyone complain. This is just a marketing decision by Honda and "sport" just means nicer wheels and exterior looks so they can move more Civics.



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A lot of people are complaining about the sport trim having the 2.0L or even making fun of it, but keep in mind that this is nothing new for Honda. For example, the last gen Accord had a "sport" trim that had the 2.4L engine and not the V6, which make the EX-L and touring versions of the Accord way faster and it sold well and I didn't see anyone complain. This is just a marketing decision by Honda and "sport" just means nicer wheels and exterior looks so they can move more Civics.
I dont think anyone is making fun of the 2.0 moreso making fun of 1 member who claims the 2.0 is the greatest thing since sliced bread and comparing it to an Si. The engine is fine for what it is. Ive owned and Accord Sport and the only thing sporty about it was the 18" wheels and the paddle shifters.
 

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I dont think anyone is making fun of the 2.0 moreso making fun of 1 member who claims the 2.0 is the greatest thing since sliced bread and comparing it to an Si. The engine is fine for what it is. Ive owned and Accord Sport and the only thing sporty about it was the 18" wheels and the paddle shifters.
It is the greatest thing since sliced bread!
 

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A lot of people are complaining about the sport trim having the 2.0L or even making fun of it, but keep in mind that this is nothing new for Honda. For example, the last gen Accord had a "sport" trim that had the 2.4L engine and not the V6, which make the EX-L and touring versions of the Accord way faster and it sold well and I didn't see anyone complain. This is just a marketing decision by Honda and "sport" just means nicer wheels and exterior looks so they can move more Civics.
No comparisons. A 2.0L base Civic (6mt) will easily outdrive 2.4L accord Sport. Power to weight is probably similar, but driving dynamic isn't.

This new Sports Sedan model is like putting back the missing link. 2.0L was purposely handicapped to make the 1.5T shine. I suspect Honda is tired of this marketing scheme. It's probably not obvious for 1.5T owners and I was in the same boat when I first purchased. But, after living with this car for 60k, it's obvious it's not getting the sporting credit it deserves. 2019 Sports model is a step in the right and actually doing away of a marketing scam that was already in place.
 

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I dont think anyone is making fun of the 2.0 moreso making fun of 1 member who claims the 2.0 is the greatest thing since sliced bread and comparing it to an Si. The engine is fine for what it is. Ive owned and Accord Sport and the only thing sporty about it was the 18" wheels and the paddle shifters.
Not trying to reboot the 2.0 vs. 1.5 topic again lol, I meant "making fun" in a lighter sense of things for people who are disappointed there isnt a 1.5 for the sport trim (which is fine). All im saying is as you mentioned, the accord sport was just an exterior upgrade with no actual performance benefits, much like the new civic sport is going to be and thats just Honda's marketing decision.
 

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Not trying to reboot the 2.0 vs. 1.5 topic again lol, I meant "making fun" in a lighter sense of things for people who are disappointed there isnt a 1.5 for the sport trim (which is fine). All im saying is as you mentioned, the accord sport was just an exterior upgrade with no actual performance benefits, much like the new civic sport is going to be and thats just Honda's marketing decision.
Honestly, its going to sell like hot cakes man. People eat that stuff up. Especially first time buyers to the honda brand or those that dont research. But by stealing the SI tip and wheels for the Sport, I bet the SI is getting a nice update as well to keep it looking different than the sport
 

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I guess I can't complain, got a great deal on my LX sedan without paying serious premiums for a 1.5T.

In the US, If you're after a 6mt 1.5T, EX-T makes a lot of sense. However, here in Canada, that setup can only be had as an Si for $33700 (after tax).

I better let the 2.0 vs 1.5t debate die, might end up having them jack up the price on 2.0L Civics vs having the 1.5T model pay the premium.
 

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I guess I can't complain, got a great deal on my LX sedan without paying serious premiums for a 1.5T.

In the US, If you're after a 6mt 1.5T, EX-T makes a lot of sense. However, here in Canada, that setup can only be had as an Si for $33700 (after tax).

I better let the 2.0 vs 1.5t debate die, might end up having them jack up the price on 2.0L Civics vs having the 1.5T model pay the premium.
An Si in the US can be had for $22,500 OTD. mutliple users have confirmed thats what they paid. If you are really about the performance, paying a couple grand more for a far superior car is definitely worth it and the SI will wipe the floor with that lx
 

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An Si in the US can be had for $22,500 OTD. mutliple users have confirmed thats what they paid. If you are really about the performance, paying a couple grand more for a far superior car is definitely worth it and the SI will wipe the floor with that lx
You guys are getting a great deal on the Si with the low Canadian dollar and free trade. Us Canadians are Happy with the perks we're getting for the LX. If you convert what I paid for my LX, into US dollars, it cost $16k. Canadian LX comes standard with all the right stuff, like the heated seat, climate control and 7' centre info system. So, have at the Si, we're good over here.
 

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somehow hondas decision to slap on the hdmi exhaust brings out the hideous rear fake vents even more
 
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If you know Honda the sport model means mid cycle extra value model. That is all it means.
 

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Honestly, its going to sell like hot cakes man. People eat that stuff up. Especially first time buyers to the honda brand or those that dont research. But by stealing the SI tip and wheels for the Sport, I bet the SI is getting a nice update as well to keep it looking different than the sport
They sure didnt put much effort making 16-18 SI look different than civic touring. Still trying to teach my family the difference. :confused:
 

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They sure didnt put much effort making 16-18 SI look different than civic touring. Still trying to teach my family the difference. :confused:
Its always just been wheels and different front and rear fascia on the outside which were different than the touring.
 

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A lot of people are complaining about the sport trim having the 2.0L or even making fun of it, but keep in mind that this is nothing new for Honda. For example, the last gen Accord had a "sport" trim that had the 2.4L engine and not the V6, which make the EX-L and touring versions of the Accord way faster and it sold well and I didn't see anyone complain. This is just a marketing decision by Honda and "sport" just means nicer wheels and exterior looks so they can move more Civics.
What gets me is the inconsistency within the Civic lineup alone, assuming they don't change much for the MY19 hatch. The entire hatch line has the 1.5T with the "sport" trims getting a single digit HP boost, but the 1.5T is an upgrade path for the sedans and coupes and their "sport" trim has a 2.0 identical to that of the LX. It's obviously selling well, so no point fixing what's not broken, but the mental map of the trims is stupid-looking nonetheless.
 

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In Canada, makes sense that Sport model is only offered as a CVT since it just needs to look the part. Once again, better to the upgrades yourself.
 

                           

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