New for 2019:Honda

Christian Wardlaw | Apr 03, 2019

Honda revives the Insight hybrid for 2019, now as a handsome sedan with lots of space for people and cargo. The Passport name returns to the Honda lineup, too, placed on a 5-passenger SUV slotting between the CR-V and Pilot models. Mid-life updates are bestowed upon the Civic, HR-V, and Pilot this year, while most other Hondas see few, if any, changes.

2019 Honda Passport photo
2019 Honda Passport

Detailed changes for each 2019 Honda car, truck, SUV, and van model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.


2019 Honda Accord

  • One year after a complete redesign, the 2019 Accord continues with no changes

2019 Honda Civic

  • Freshened exterior styling for coupe and sedan models
  • Revised interior finishes, controls, and cupholders; extra sound-deadening materials in coupe and sedan models
  • Coupe and sedan models add a new Sport trim level with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT), 18-in. wheels, Display Audio infotainment system, and sporty design enhancements
  • Standard Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistance and collision-avoidance systems, including new automatic high-beam headlights (except Type R)
  • Standard electronic parking brake, automatic brake-hold function, and 7-in. driver information display
  • Updated Display Audio infotainment system with improved voice recognition, menu shortcut buttons, and a volume knob standard on Sport trim and higher
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and 8-way power-adjustable seat on EX trim and higher
  • Improved LED headlights and redesigned 18-in. aluminum wheels with Touring trim
  • Si summer tire option is now a dealer-installed upgrade
  • New exterior paint colors: Platinum White Pearl, Molten Lava Pearl (sedan), Tonic Yellow Pearl (coupe), Sonic Gray Pearl (Type R)

2019 Honda CR-V

  • New exterior paint color: Platinum White Pearl

2019 Honda Fit

  • Available Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistance and collision-avoidance systems adds automatic high-beam headlights
  • New exterior paint color: Platinum White Pearl

2019 Honda HR-V

  • Honda’s smallest SUV gets a freshening
  • New Sport and Touring trim levels debut
  • Exterior styling is updated, instrumentation and cupholders are improved, sound insulation and active noise canceling aim to quiet the cabin, and several models receive nicer seat upholstery
  • 6-speed manual transmission is canceled in favor of a standard and newly refined CVT
  • Sport trim has exclusive variable-ratio electric steering
  • Available all-wheel-drive (AWD) system claimed to offer improved performance when driving in snow
  • Re-engineered windshield pillars with the intention of better protecting front-seat occupants and earning improved crash-test ratings
  • Updated Display Audio infotainment system is standard for Sport trim and higher, complete with a volume knob, menu shortcut buttons, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistance and collision-avoidance systems offered for the first time on HR-V, and is standard for EX trim and higher
  • LaneWatch right-side blind-spot camera and walk-away automatic door locking are standard for EX trim and higher
  • Navigation is standard in HR-V Touring and features a higher-resolution display, updated graphics, and an improved user experience
  • New exterior paint colors: Orange Burst, Midnight Amethyst, Platinum White Pearl

2019 Honda Insight

  • Hybrid model returns to Honda’s lineup
  • Based on Honda Civic, with unique styling and interior details
  • LX, EX, and Touring trim levels
  • Standard, 151-horsepower gas-electric drivetrain with a CVT
  • Fuel-economy ratings range from 48 mpg to 52 mpg in combined driving, depending on trim level
  • Trunk space is generous at 15.1 cu. ft., which is midsize sedan territory
  • Base price of $23,725 including the $895 destination charge

2019 Honda Odyssey

  • Redesigned for 2018, so there are no changes to the minivan for 2019

2019 Honda Passport

  • New 5-passenger midsize SUV with up to 77.9 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Based on the Honda Pilot SUV
  • Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels
  • 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Optional torque-vectoring AWD
  • Shorter in terms of length than Pilot
  • More ground clearance than Pilot
  • Competes with Chevrolet Blazer, Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Murano, and Subaru Outback

2019 Honda Pilot

  • Popular 3-row, 8-passenger family-size SUV gets a refresh
  • New front and rear styling, with redesigned wheel choices and new LED headlights and fog lights
  • Interior has wider front armrests, available 3-stage seat heating, and expanded availability of second-row captain’s chairs
  • Revised 9-speed automatic transmission in Touring and Elite trims provides smoother shifting
  • Automatic engine start/stop system offers smoother operation
  • Standard Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies, including automatic high-beam headlights and a multi-view reversing camera
  • Blind-spot monitoring is now standard on EX and higher trim levels and includes rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available Display Audio infotainment system gains a volume knob, user-experience changes to make the system easier to use, greater customization opportunities, and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity
  • In versions with navigation, the voice-recognition system is upgraded
  • Rear-seat entertainment system is upgraded with a larger screen, new content streaming capabilities, a “How Much Farther?” app, and more
  • Available CabinTalk and CabinControl with Social Playlist smartphone app features from the Odyssey minivan
  • Available hands-free power tailgate and wireless device charging

2019 Honda Ridgeline

  • Second USB port added
  • Power-sliding rear window and sunroof standard for RTL and RTL-T trims
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