What is the Difference Between the Honda Civic LX and EX?

December 13th, 2018 by

2019 Honda Civic Sedan

The 2019 Honda Civic is a great choice for Union drivers, but which trim level is the best fit for your needs: The Honda Civic LX or EX? Here at VIP Honda, we compare price, features, and more of the 2019 Honda Civic LX and 2019 Honda Civic EX models.

Price and Power

Both the Honda Civic LX and EX come with powerful engines. However, the LX comes with a 158 hp, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine whereas the EX trim level has a 174 hp version. The LX can get as much as 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway** while the EX gets 32 mpg city/42 mpg highway**. Honda Sensing is optional for the LXand EX, but the EX offers Honda LaneWatch with a camera to help keep an eye out for traffic around your Civic. While mostly similar, the differences are what will help you make your choice. Here’s what each model offers:

  • The 2019 Honda Civic LX with available CVT: This trim starts at $19,450* and gives you the option of either a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission.
  • The 2019 Honda Civic EX with standard CVT: The EX starts at $23,400* equipped with a standard CVT transmission.


Kenilworth drivers looking for the right features may lean towards the EX trim level because of its expanded list of features. The LX has plenty to offer as well:

  • 2019 Honda Civic LX: The LX has a 5-inch central display, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system.
  • 2019 Honda Civic EX: This model comes equipped with tech found in the LX as well as Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and a 7-inch touchscreen with an SMS text message function.

Learn More About the 2019 Honda Civic at VIP Honda

For more information on the Honda Civic safety features, or to experience a new Honda Civic in person, take the trip from South Plainfield to VIP Honda or schedule a test drive in advance! Take a closer look at the Honda Civic LX and EX with the experts at VIP Honda, and contact us with any questions you may have. Be sure to check out our guide to resetting Honda Civic oil life!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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