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2020 Honda Civic

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$14,998 - $39,995
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2020 LX 4dr Sedan w/Manual
most popular
Price:   -  From $20,000
2020 LX 4dr Sedan w/CVT Price:   -  From $20,800
2020 LX 2dr Coupe w/CVT Price:   -  From $21,050
2020 LX 4dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $21,750
2020 Sport 4dr Sedan w/Manual Price:   -  From $21,800
2020 Sport 2dr Coupe w/Manual Price:   -  From $21,850
2020 Sport 4dr Sedan w/CVT Price:   -  From $22,600
2020 Sport 2dr Coupe w/CVT Price:   -  From $22,650
2020 Sport 4dr Hatchback w/Manual Price:   -  From $22,850
2020 EX 2dr Coupe w/CVT Price:   -  From $23,600
2020 Sport 4dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $23,650
2020 EX 4dr Sedan w/CVT Price:   -  From $23,950
2020 EX 4dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $24,250
2020 EX-L 4dr Sedan w/CVT Price:   -  From $25,150
2020 Si Base 2dr Coupe w/Manual Price:   -  From $25,200
2020 Si Base 4dr Sedan w/Manual Price:   -  From $25,200
2020 Si Summer Tires 2dr Coupe w/Manual Price:   -  From $25,400
2020 Si Summer Tires 4dr Sedan w/Manual Price:   -  From $25,400
2020 EX-L 4dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $25,450
2020 Touring 2dr Coupe w/CVT Price:   -  From $27,250
2020 Touring 4dr Sedan w/CVT Price:   -  From $27,850
2020 Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback w/Manual Price:   -  From $28,150
2020 Sport Touring 4dr Hatchback w/CVT Price:   -  From $28,950
2020 Type R Touring 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $36,995
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3.3 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

In its most popular forms, the 2020 Honda Civic returns unchanged. Aside from the sportier trims, the sedan and coupe are identical to the 2019 model.

The hatchback does get a few updates, namely more aggressive styling and an upgraded infotainment system. The new infotainment comes with a better sound system, too, and the manual transmission is now available across all hatchback trims.

The lively Civic Si also gets a sharper look, plus a tweaked drivetrain for more responsive acceleration and newly standard safety tech. The Civic Type R will likely receive a mild face-lift as well, but full details haven't been released at time of writing.

Choosing Your Honda Civic

Honda’s longest running model comes in seven trims: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, Si, Touring, and Type R. Pricing starts at $21,480 including destination for the LX and climbs to $37,230 for the Type R.

Also keep in mind that the Civic is available in three body styles: coupe, sedan, and hatchback. The EX-L isn't available in coupe form, nor is the Si in hatchback guise; the Type R is a feisty performance model that's available in sedan form only.

There’s no particular rhyme or reason to pricing – straying from the sedan body style usually costs anywhere from $300 to $1,300, but the coupe is cheaper than the sedan in some forms.

Engine Choices

Five different powertrains come under the hood of the Honda Civic, although three are based on the same architecture. The LX and Sport are only available with the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while the EX, EX-L, and Touring get a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. The Sport hatchback and Si get more powerful versions of the turbo engine. Finally, the Type R is equipped with a turbocharged version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

Engine TypeTrimHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L 4-CylinderLX, Sport158 hp138 lb-ft33 mpg
1.5L Turbo 4-CylinderEX, EX-L, Touring174 hp162 lb-ft36 mpg
1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder Sport Hatchback180 hp162 lb-ft34 mpg
1.5L Turbo 4-CylinderSi205 hp192 lb-ft30 mpg
2.0L Turbo 4-CylinderType-R306 hp295 lb-ft25 mpg

Most trims get a continuously variable transmission (CVT), but a six-speed manual gearbox is standard on the Sport (the CVT is available for $800) and Si sedan. All Civics are front-wheel drive.

No Civic is thirsty, and the 1.5-liter turbo engine is surprisingly thrifty for the extra power it brings. The above fuel economy figures are for an automatic sedan – opting for a coupe, hatchback, or manual takes things down a notch or two.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

All Civics seat five, although the coupe won’t do so as comfortably as the other two. Sedan and hatchback bodies have good interior room, with more rear legroom than a Toyota Corolla or Mazda Mazda3.

Trunk capacity is a similar story. The sedan gets 14.7 cubic feet, which is strong for the class. The hatchback is even better with up to 25.7 cubic feet behind the seats. If you need the practicality, don’t choose the coupe – the racy shape can fit just 11.9 cubic feet of luggage.

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Safety Features

The Civic gets Honda’s suite of active safety tech standard. The bundles includes automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning. The technology is newly standard on the Civic Si, which is an improvement.

The Civic carries a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.

Connectivity

The base Civic isn’t inspiring in the infotainment department, with a basic 5-inch screen and no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay compatibility. Getting those means stepping up a trim, where Honda swaps in a 7-inch touchscreen with better software. Navigation and wireless charging are standard on the Touring.

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LX - From $21,480

The Civic LX doesn’t come with much by way of luxury, but it does come with automatic high beams and a rearview camera to complement Honda’s standard safety features. A four-speaker audio system is standard.

Sport - From $22,380

The Civic Sport is only one rung up the ladder, but it’s a significant upgrade over the LX. It gets 18-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lights, push button start, and the upgraded infotainment system.

EX - From $24,430

The EX trim comes with a power moonroof, heated seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and heated side mirrors. The hatchback comes with heated seats, while, oddly enough, the coupe is $200 cheaper than the sedan.

EX-L - From $25,830

The EX-L is essentially an EX plus leather upholstery. It also gains an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a HomeLink remote, but the cowskin is the focus.

Si - From $25,930

The Civic Si is the first of the performance-oriented trims, and it gets 18-inch wheels and exclusive cloth seats come standard. The Si trim is built with an adjustable suspension that can toggle between normal and sport modes.

For enthusiasts, an even sportier tune is available in the Honda Factory Performance Package ($3,999), which bumps the wheels to 19 inches and adds adaptive dampers.

Touring - From $28,530

The Touring trim is the top of the conventional Civic line, and it adds a decent amount of luxury. Navigation comes standard, as do 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, and a 10-speaker audio system.

Type R - From $37,230

The Civic Type R demands quite a price premium over the rest of the line, but it delivers a lot of bang for the buck. It may resemble the Civic, but the giant wing on the back means business – this is a performance machine.

The turbo engine uses Honda’s VTEC technology to rev up 306 horsepower. Normally, that much power would overwhelm the front wheels, but thanks to a helical limited-slip differential and sticky rubber, the Type R copes just fine. Honda is serious about the Type R’s credentials, so they sent the car around the Nürbürgring and set a record for front-wheel-drive cars.

In addition to the engine and differential, the Type R has 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, a triple exhaust, sport seats, and a version of the manual transmission with closer ratios for the track.

Luxury isn’t neglected: the Type R still gets the upgraded infotainment system, navigation, and premium sound.

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CarsDirect Tip

As far as value is concerned, the 2020 Honda Civic EX is the sweet spot of the lineup. But if we’re following our hearts, it’s the Type R we’d drive home.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Spacious interior
  • Many body and engine styles
  • Mature cabin
  • Great fuel economy
Cons
  • No standard smartphone integration
  • Tiny standard infotainment system
  • Hatchback is for special tastes
Expert Rating
3.3 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Another refresh. Last year, we saw the standard Civic sedan and coupe get slight updates that massaged their front and rear ends. In 2020, it’s the Si and hatchback models’ turns, as they get body-color crossbars swooping across the fog-light housings, updated grilles, black-out headlights, and body-color crossbars on the rear bumper openings.

The 2020 Honda Civic Si goes a touch further with its updates, as it also gets revised interior trim and updated gearing for a quicker in-seat feel.

Oh so many looks. The Honda Civic has so many looks to pick from that your head may spin if you walk into a showroom without a firm plan in place.

Want something traditional looking? The Civic sedan is a great pick. You can add a little sportiness without going over the top in the coupe model. On top of the coupe and sedan models are the light visual upgrades in their respective Si models.

Prefer to haul some cargo around? The Civic hatchback has up to 46.2 cubic feet of space, but it does so at the expense of subtlety, as the hatchback variant has a much bolder look.

The Civic hatch takes this about 10 steps further in the Type R variant with its body kit, large spoiler, hood scoop, and more. All around, Honda bred the Civic hatchback particular tastes in automobiles.

While having all these options is great, in some cases, it can cause decision paralysis for some buyers. Those who have a hard time choosing one thing and sticking with it may be better suited with a simpler lineup, like the Toyota Corolla or Nissan Sentra.


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Care for fuel efficiency, power, or something in between? If the range of designs wasn’t enough for you, there are four – yes, four – engine options available in the Civic.

They all start with the timid 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that delivers a modest 158 horsepower. This may not seem like much, but it beats the base Corolla by 19 hp and the base Sentra by 9 hp. Plus, it does this while delivering up to 38 miles per gallon highway, according to the EPA.

Want more pep and fuel economy? There’s the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that’s optional in the sedan and coupe but standard in the hatchback. This engine delivers 174 hp, but its real claim to fame is its 162 pound-feet of torque that chime in from 1,700 rpm and up to 42 mpg highway. And because the powerband kicks in so low, this engine delivers its power smoothly, without the neck-snap typically associated with boosted engines.

Outside of pure performance models, only the Mazda Mazda3’s 186-hp, 2.5-liter and the Hyundai Elantra’s 201-hp, 2.0-liter get the better of the Civic’s 1.5-liter.

At the top of the range is sheer insanity with the Civic Type R’s 306-hp, 2.0-liter boosted four-cylinder. Only the top performance models in this class come close to this, including the 288-hp Volkswagen Golf R. But with the Ford Focus ST and RS now gone, that herd is thinning out.

Do none of those powertrains work? There’s one more slammed right in the middle, and that’s the Civic Si’s upgraded 1.5-liter unit that pumps out 205 ponies. This model delivers slightly quicker acceleration than models with the lower-grade 1.5-liter, but its big improvement is in corner-carving with its adaptive dampers and thicker stabilizer bars.

Spacious cabin, but beware of the base model. Inside, the Honda Civic boasts a mature-looking cabin with lots of storage space and gobs of passenger room. This includes up to 37.4 inches of rear legroom and a 15.1-cubic-foot trunk in the sedan.

Its legroom beats virtually all its competitors by at least 2 inches – only the Mazda3 and Volkswagen Jetta rival it at 37.2 and 37.4 inches, respectively. The trunk is much of the same, as most rivals are 1 to 2 cubic feet smaller. The Kia Forte has a small advantage at 15.3 cubes.

The Civic’s cabin is huge and there are loads of useful features in higher trim levels, including a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 450-watt audio system with 10 speakers, navigation, and more.

That said, be wary of the base Civic LX, as it comes pretty much stripped of all the essential tech features young buyers seek today. This model underwhelms with its standard four-speaker stereo system and a 5-inch non-touchscreen infotainment system that lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Fortunately, it does come standard with the key advanced safety tech buyer want like automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning.

While that standard four-speaker audio system may not be a deal breaker for some, the lack of smartphone integration likely will be. Buyers who put standard smartphone integration at the top of their lists can find it in rivals like the Corolla, Forte, and Jetta.

Final thoughts. There's no doubting the 2020 Honda Civic’s status as the top dog in the compact car segment. It offers a broad range of powertrain and body options to fit all buyers, and it has more features than most would expect.

However, Honda reserves many of those features for every trim above the base LX, as this model comes stripped to its core. If you’re a base-model shopper looking for as much value as possible, you may want to forgo the Civic and look elsewhere.

Buyers who want a performance compact can either opt for the Civic Si or Type R, or they can shell out thousands on aftermarket parts to soup up a competitor and potentially void the warranty.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 138 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 36 / 30 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 158 HP / 138 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 36 / 30 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
12.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$47
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
15.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
98 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.7 "
Exterior Width
70.9 "
Exterior Height
55.7 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 "
Front Legroom
42.3 "
Rear Legroom
37.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,762 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Black Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Black / Colored
Rear Spoiler
Lip / Wing
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Smartvent Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking System (cmbs) + Fcw Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist System (lkas) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Collision Mitigation Braking System (cmbs) Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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