2019 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2019 Honda Civic Type R

2019 Honda Civic exterior back fascia and passenger side vs 2019 Honda Civic Type R exterior front fascia and driver side

There’s the normal 2019 Honda Civic Sedan, but then there’s the Civic Type R. Is there even a difference, besides the name? Let’s find out. You probably already know about the Honda Civic Sedan. Known for its reliability and maneuverability, it isn’t unusual to come across this model as you drive. But the Civic Type R takes things to the next level by enhancing the Civics performance and handling. But don’t think of it as another trim of the Civic – it’s definitely not. Instead, you can think of it as its own model, just with the dependable nature of the Civic and a performance you wouldn’t ordinarily expect. However, this power does come at a cost. Yes, we mean the fuel economy*.

So, you’ll find a snappy 158 horsepower and 138 lb.-ft. of torque on the Honda Civic Sedan. While this ordinarily wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary. However, the 2019 Honda Civic Type R surpasses the Civic Sedan with its 306 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Not bad, right? If you are already a fan of the Honda Civic and are simply looking for a bit more power and space, the Civic Type R would make an excellent addition. However, there’ more to these two models than power.

2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX 6MT


2019 Honda Civic Type R Touring 6MT

158 hp & 138 lb.-ft. Horsepower & torque 306 hp & 295 lb.-ft.
25 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy Fuel economy* 22 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
Sedan Body style Hatchback
15.1 cu. ft. Max cargo space 46.2 cu.-ft.
5 people Seating capacity 4 people

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Like we said previously, the Civic Type R does sacrifice a bit of fuel economy* for the sake of power. While the 22 miles per gallon in the city isn’t that far away from that of the Honda Civic Sedan, the Civic Type R does only have 28 mph on the highway, while the Civic Sedan surpasses this with its 36 mpg on the highway. Now, it is important to note we are speaking of the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX 6MT. That’s the base trim of the Civic Sedan. There’s a different fuel economy for the higher Civic Sedan trims.

One of the major differences is the body style of these two models. As expected, the Honda Civic Sedan is indeed a sedan, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. However, the Civic Type R is actually a hatchback, which gives you an impressive 46.2 cu. ft. of cargo space. However, it does only seat 4 people. So, much of this is give and take. If you want something powerful, spacious, but somewhat inconvenient in terms of fuel economy* and seating capacity, go for the Civic Type R. If you are searching more for fuel economy, convenience, and the typical 5-person seating capacity, you might want to take a look at the Civic Sedan. Either way, if you are interested in these models then come on over to Battison Honda! You can test drive new and used Honda models right here in Oklahoma City.

*Based on 2019EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

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