On top of improved styling, the ninth generation Honda Civic coupe is equipped with a 1.8L I4 engine that offers up 143 hp and 129 lb-ft of torque. Depending on the model year, the Civic can be equipped with a five-speed manual transmission, a five-speed automatic, or a CVT. The CVT became the standard gearbox after the 2014 model year.
The redesigned X5 will resemble the Concept X7 presented at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. It’ll sit more upright and feature a higher grille. Other than that and a new interior, it’s business as usual for the mid-size SUV. The X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid currently offers 15 all-electric miles and a fuel economy of 24 mpg combined or 56 MPGe as rated by the EPA. The 2.0L twin turbo 4-cylinder engine, electric motor, and lithium-ion battery pack powertrain will likely carry over into the next generation.
Being the only dedicated subcompact hybrid vehicle on the market, the Kia Niro deserves to be in consideration for the best hybrid SUV 2019 is bringing our way. This affordable crossover started out as a conventional hybrid, but the plug-in version soon ensued. Both versions sport the same 1.6L inline-four engine and an electric motor. Moreover, both models generate the same 139 net horsepower.
Buyers are best-served by choosing the EX-L level to get the V6. A Honda Crosstour EX-L with the V6 motor is equipped with 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, leather upholstery (heated in the front), forward collision and lane departure warning systems, and satellite radio. Original buyers had the option to add a voice-activated hard drive-based nav system.