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2019 Honda Civic Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 7.9

The 2019 Honda Civic has an upscale cabin and a solid build quality. Passenger and cargo space are excellent, though rear headroom can be tight. Also, some tech and infotainment features can be difficult to use.

  • "Construction is tight and solid inside and out, so even though there's quite a bit of plastic around the cabin, everything feels well-built. On higher trims a number of surfaces, especially major touch points, are covered in higher quality materials, which elevate the interior feel." -- Edmunds
  • "The 2019 Civic’s interior is full of premium materials and top-notch plastics." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The car presents very well, too. I wasn't sure how much I'd like the new interior design treatment – it looks like it can't make up its mind between 'conservative' and 'tech forward,' at least in pictures. But the reality was smooth feeling controls, solid shutting doors, comfortable seats, and a general sense that this Civic will stand up well to years and years of use. For that sense of build quality I'll happily give up the most fetching interior design." -- Autoblog (2016)

Seating

The Honda Civic comes standard with cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats. It seats five people. The Civic Type R seats four. Optional features include cloth and leatherette seats, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The Civic's front seats are comfortable and provide ample room for the driver and passenger. Rear legroom is likewise impressive, but taller riders might feel short on headroom.

The Civic has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connections in the rear outboard seats, as well as a tether anchor for the middle seat. The Civic's LATCH system is mostly easy to use, but the lower anchors are set deep in the seats.

  • "Ergonomics is amenable to drivers of all sizes. … The Civic boasts some of the best interior volume among compact cars. Rear-seat legroom is impressive in the sedan, but beware of the wide sills when entering and exiting." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "An available eight-way power driver's seat offers a huge range of motion, making it suitable for drivers of varying heights. There's a good balance of give and support, and the seats remain comfortable on longer drives. The back seat is comfy as well and doesn't feel like an afterthought. … The Civic is spacious up front, offering plenty of headroom even with the sunroof. In the back, a 6-foot-tall rear passenger will have sufficient legroom behind a like-heighted driver but will wish for more headroom." -- Edmunds
  • "The car's low stance means doing the limbo to get in and out. In addition, the front seats lack adjustable lumbar support, which could cause discomfort." -- Consumer Reports (2018)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2019 Civic include automatic climate control, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, a 5-inch audio display screen, and a rearview camera. The standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features includes automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

Optional features include a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity key entry, push-button start, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, navigation, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an eight-speaker stereo, a 10-speaker premium stereo, two rear USB charging ports, wireless device charging, a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, HD Radio, and the Honda LaneWatch blind-spot camera.

The Civic's optional upgraded infotainment system looks good but can be difficult to use. Some redundant physical controls, like the newly introduced volume knob, help functionality a little.

See 2019 Honda Civic specs »

  • The easy-to-use interior control layout is marred by a poorly optimized touchscreen interface. … The primary controls are well placed and won't require the driver to adjust how they're used. There are a lot of functions at your command, but the simple design makes them approachable." -- Edmunds
  • "The large, easy-to-read infotainment touch screen also serves as the control center for audio, Apple CarPlay and the optional navigation system." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "We found Honda's infotainment system to be unintuitive--the only way to avoid it is to get the base LX." -- Consumer Reports (2018)

Cargo

The Civic sedan has 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space, which is great for the class. The Touring trim has 14.7 cubic feet. Coupe models have 12.1 or 11.9 cubic feet of space, depending on the trim. The Civic hatchback has 22.6 or 25.7 cubic feet of space behind the second row, depending on trim, and all trims have a maximum of 46.2 cubic feet with the back seat folded down.

  • "At 15.1 cubic feet, the Civic sedan's trunk is huge. Hatchback Civics boast 25.7 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up and some 20 additional cubic feet with them down." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The sedan's 15.1-cubic-foot trunk is larger than those of most competitors, and the low liftover height makes for easy loading and unloading. The hatchback offers 25.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a maximum of 46.2 cubic feet, though the sloping rear window can get in the way of bulky cargo." -- Edmunds
  • "The interior has a lot of storage space." -- Consumer Reports (2018)
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