If you were expecting Honda was going to up the boost, throw on a better intake/exhaust or drop some new wheels on the 2019 Honda Civic Si, you might be disappointed.

Honda might’ve let the cat out of the bag earlier last week (Oct. 12,2019) when it published model information for the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe, both which many Honda fans were expecting would get the same sort of refresh Honda threw at the standard Coupe and Sedan which got the typical mid-cycle refresh. Thanks to some of our keen-eyed friends over at CivicX.com who first spotted this update, the only difference anyone was able to differentiate between this year and last was that, like the 2019 Civic, the Civic Si gets “Knob and Hard Keys for Primary Controls and Customizable Feature Settings” which is the updated volume knob and fan controls for the vents.

2019 Honda Civic Si Coupe Specs

2019 Honda Civic Si Sedan Specs

Honda Turbo
Honda’s 1.5T

What’s even more surprising is that the 2019 Honda Civic Si and Sedan don’t even get Honda Sensing suite of active safety which was a big deal for the regular coupe and sedan since Honda Sensing is standard on all Civic Trim levels. The only active safety available on the Civic Si sedan and coupe that’s noteworthy is VSA Vehicle Stability Assist, electronic brake distribution, and brake assist, which is pretty much standard as last year. Slightly disappointing.

Outside, if we’re taking the small photo at the top of the page as canon, the looks of the 2019 Honda Civic Si also stay exactly the same.

Honda hasn’t announced pricing for the 2019 Honda Civic Si which should see an uptick in price by a couple hundred dollars.

The new Honda Civic Si is still a sweetheart of a sport’s compact with a loveable 1.5T that puts out 205 HP and 195 lb-ft, more torque than Civic Si’s in the past ever had. Also, there are those trick adjustable dampers that stiffen up the ride at the flick of a switch, so it’s not all bad.

I imagine some 2019 Honda Civic Si sedan and coupe owners might, in the future, swap on the bumper from the updated Civic onto their Si’s just for the heck of it.

To recap, no major changes, just a couple of extra knobs. Also, no Honda Sensing, which is disappointing.


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