The Honda Civic 2020 sedan and coupe received an update for 2019 and were not modified by 2020, but the hatchback receives reorganized style, new features and trim levels updates. The grill, headlights, front and rear bumpers and wheels are new, while the interior trim is slightly different and there is more air to calm the cabin. The Sport hatchback now comes standard with a seven point zero (7.0) inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and a keyless entry and a start button. The EX hatchback gets a driver’s seat with electric adjustment. The 6 -speed manual transmission, previously available only on Sport hatchback models, can now also be had on the fully loaded Sport Touring model.
LX: $ 20,680
Sport: $ 22,380
EJ: $ 24,430
Touring: $ 28,080
Sport Touring: $ 28,980
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
The interior of the Civic is spacious and offers enough storage space. Even the entry level model is far from being a penalty box. While it does not offer the most optional comfort and convenience equipment of the compact class, it has enough of the good things for any small car buyer. The interior of the sedan is at the most spacious end of its class, although the rear seats of the coupé are almost useless for anyone above the average height.
The Civic has a series of cleverly designed storage cubicles throughout its cabin, and the sedan’s trunk is one of the largest in the class. Do you need even more cargo transport capacity? Next, check out the hatchback model. The coupe, however, has more to do with style than in practicality.
Infotainment and connectivity
The touch screen interface of the Honda Civic 2020 has been greatly improved thanks to the addition of a long-awaited volume knob for the audio system and hard buttons for certain functions. The 1st-level Touring sedan we tested served infotainment features through its 7.0-inch touch screen, including navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio and Apple CarPlay connectivity and Android Auto. The front compartment has two USB ports and a single 12-volt power outlet. Unfortunately, passengers in the rear seats are disconnected, since not a single USB port or a 12-volt output passes the Civic’s front seats.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
The Civic four-cylinder engines are peppy, with the most expensive, but most powerful, turbocharged version earning our preference. It is a great engine. In our tests, he enthusiastically pulled our Civic Touring test car away from the traffic lights. While we prefer the light and sharp action of the six-speed manual to the optional continuously variable automatic transmission, the CVT is by no means a poor partner, in fact, it is one of the best in the market.
The Civic, a true jack-of-all-trades, achieves a great balance between comfort and commitment to the driver. Its smooth driving, responsive steering and dynamic athletic driving make it a joy for the rider. Neither soft nor hard, the driving quality of the Civic is correct. A fast, well-weighted and surprisingly felt direction makes driving the Civic much more enjoyable to drive. Those looking for even more sporty vibes should consider the Sport versions, which have a faster address. Despite having a firm brake pedal with a good feeling, the brakes lack the braking skills of the competitors.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
Honda demonstrates that the power and efficiency of the fuel do not have to be mutually exclusive. For two the Civic four-cylinder sip fuel as frugally as if it were a fifty-dollar brandy to snifter, but, interestingly, the more powerful turbocharged engine manages to return a little better fuel economy than the 2.0-liter base found in sedans Low level civics and Coupes. Unfortunately, Civic’s fuel economy failed to get out on our real-world road fuel saving test. Our turbo sedan Civic Touring scored just shy of the EPA rating. In addition, we got 37 mpg of a six-speed Civic Sport hatchback, 2 mpg less than the EPA number.
Safety features and driver assistance
Along with the solid crash test scores, the Civic is a good option for those who prioritize safety. Each Civic also has a number of driver assistance features that include automatic high beams and a frontal collision warning. Honda meets these characteristics under the Honda Sensing umbrella. Key security features include:
- Standard Automated Emergency Brake
- Standard Adaptive Cruise Control
- Standard Lane Maintenance Assistance
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Those looking for the best warranty coverage may be better looking at a competitor like the Hyundai Elantra. Honda does not offer free scheduled maintenance, a feature that is included in competitors such as the Toyota Corolla.
- The limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
- The powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- No free scheduled maintenance