2020 Honda Civic

2020 MODEL
$20,650 - $27,700
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2020 Honda Civic Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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Bhavik Sreenath

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From a humble and frugal everyday city runabout of the ’70s to an ultimate champion of the underground race scene over the world, the Honda Civic has come a long way. Come 2020 the 10th generation Honda Civic is all set to take the bread and butter sedans segment by storm, hunting down the likes of Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, and Hyundai Elantra. Even though the whole trend is moving towards SUVs and Crossovers, the Civic still stands strong with its reliability and value for money proposition.

2020 Honda Civic Mid-size Sedan
2020 Honda Civic: Turning Heads!

The all-new Honda Civic starts from $19,750. In a nutshell, Honda brings the 2020 Civic sedan unchanged from the 2019 model. However, the price of 2020 Honda Civic sedan sees a marginal bump of $200 from its predecessor. Since Civic sedan received an update in 2019, the automaker has ensured the car stays fresh and relevant. Although the Honda Civic competes in the midsize sedan segment, its compettion from the far east has spiced things up with premium features stuffed inside. Offered in sedan, coupe, and hatchback body type, Honda has made sure there is a Civic for every American shopper. Does the all-new 2020 Civic hold up to its legendary name? Is the 2020 Honda Civic worth buying? Let's find out.

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Pros

Excellent fuel economy

Roomy and premium cabin

Powerful turbocharged engine

High on standard safety features

Cons

Extra-sensitive Forward Collision Warning

Laggy adaptive cruise control

What's New?

No substantial changes for 2020


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19750

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

119 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

138 lbs.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.1/11.1

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

182.7 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

55.7 in.

curb weight

2762 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

97.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/36/29 mpg

highway range

446.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Videos
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Styles

2020 Honda Civic in Aegean Blue Metallic color 2020 Honda Civic in Crystal Black Pearl color 2020 Honda Civic in Lunar Silver Metallic color 2020 Honda Civic in Modern Steel Metallic color 2020 Honda Civic in Rallye Red color
Aegean Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.2

Engine And Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

8.5

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.3

Safety

8.6

Competition

8.6

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Honda Civic LX

LX

power
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$20,650


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $20,650 MSRP (25/29/36) 158 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Civic Sport

Sport

power
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$21,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,550 MSRP (25/29/36) 158 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
2-speed CVT front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Civic EX

EX

power
174 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$23,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $23,800 MSRP (25/29/36) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Civic EX-L

EX-L

power
174 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$25,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $25,000 MSRP (25/29/36) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Civic Touring

Touring

power
174 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
29 combined

$27,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $27,700 MSRP (25/29/36) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.4

Overall Rating


The 2020 Honda Civic can be had in 3 body styles- Sedan, Hatch, and Coupe, with all of them scoring high on looks, a perfect symphony of power, functionality, and athleticism. This legendary JDM offering continues to set the benchmark for daily-driven sedans and defy the belief that family sedans have to be uninteresting.

For 2020, the Honda Civic gets two engine options-  158 hp naturally-aspirated 2.0L inline-4, and a more powerful 174 hp 1.5L turbocharged variant. Both are available with an automatic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) setup as standard - focussing on efficiency, and the gas-mileage. Don't be disheartened already as the Civic Sport is available with a 6-speed manual transmission, just waiting for your command.

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Front View
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Rear View

8.2/10
Features

 

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

8.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.2/10
Interior

 

8.3/10
Exterior

 

8.6/10
Safety

 

8.6/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Honda Civic Features

8.2/10

The 2020 Honda Civic comes in a total of 5 trims, namely - LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The LX is the base trim and starts at a price of $20,550, and goes up to $27,600 for the top-of-the-line Touring trim. The LX and Sport models are offered with a 2.0 L inline-4 engine configuration, the higher trims get a 1.5 L turbocharged engine that feels relatively peppier. Another option is the 6-speed manual transmission which is available only on the Sport trim, all other trims are mated to a continuosly variable transmission (CVT). In addition to this, the Civic comes equipped with some impressive safety features as well.

Model

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP(CVT)

$19,750

$21,450

$23,700

$24,900

$27,600

MSRP(Manual)

-

$22,250

-

-

-

Key Features

Fold-Down Rear Seatback

Adds to LX features

Adds to Sport Features

Adds to EX features

Adds to EX-L features

 

Standard CVT transmission

6-speed manual transmission

8-Way Power Driver’s Seat

Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock

Continuously Variable Transmission with Paddle Shifters

 

5-Inch Color LCD Screen

7-Inch Display Audio with Electrostatic Touch-Screen

Remote Engine Start

HondaLink

450-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers, Including Subwoofer

 

 

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Leather-Trimmed Seats

Front Passenger's Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment

Trim to choose

The stock 2.0L I4 engine is a decent performer with 158 hp, but it’s just not enough to send chills down one's spine. We’d recommend you to go for the EX trim, since it offers the peppy1.5L turbocharged engine that manages to deliver all of its power in an engaging manner, along with providing its occupant's several convenience and comfort-oriented features. 

2020 Honda Civic Engine and Performance

8.5/10

Honda has given its customers a choice of two IC engines in the 2020 Honda Civic. One is the 2.0L inline-four which can generate a handy 158 hp along with 138 lb.-ft. of torque. if you choose to move up to the EX trim, then the configuration is bumped up to a 1.5L turbocharged engine, which is capable of putting out a punchy 174 hp. You can even one up this by going for the Civic Si sedan which puts out 205 horsepower from the same 1.5L inline 4 turbocharged engine.

Both the engine configuration of the Civic are fun to hoon around town, striking the perfect balance between prowess and efficiency. However, the force-fed engine in the EX trim provides better performance as compared to the unit found in the LX trim. Making the Civic run between traffic lights with bundles of gusto and drama.

2020 Honda Civic Sedan has a 2L Engine

The Honda Civic’s engine is further mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that changes effortlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios. All the trims receive CVT as standard, however, the Sport trim has a 6-speed manual on offer as well, to satisfy the shifter savant in you. 

Models

Honda Civic   

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$20,550

$21,950

$21,000

$21,835

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

Power 

158hp@6,500rpm

162hp@6,000rpm

186hp@6,000rpm

147hp@6,200rpm

Torque 

138lb-ft@4,200rpm

142lb-ft@4,400rpm

180lb-ft@6,000rpm

132lb-ft@4,500rpm

The Honda may not seem like a macho contender in this power comparison, with its 158 Ponies. The Mazda 3 steals the show here with the best-in-class power figure of 186 hp, followed up by the Toyota Corolla with 162 hp. The Honda Civic gets a respectable third place with 158 horsepower, and finally the Hyundai Elantra follows closeby with 147 horses under the hood. 

How fast is the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan?

The Civic sedan may seem like an overrated car from the comparison made above, but wait and watch as to how this ride makes its rivals feel under the weather when it comes to a quarter-mile sprint. 

2020 Honda Civic Sedan hits 0-60 in 8.2 sec

The “Honda Civic hesitation during acceleration” is a thing you won’t find on the internet because of the ride’s unmatched athleticism. Push the throttle and feel that turbocharger sputter as you make way through a traffic lane. The Civic takes 8.2 seconds to do the 0-60 run and it takes16.3 seconds to cover the quarter-mile. Not that you'd run your civic down the quarter-mile. Flat out the 2020 Civic will reach a top speed of 119mph. Felt that depressing? then the 169 mph Civic Type-R would happily oblige.

Model

Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

0-60 MPH 

8.2 sec

8.2 sec

8.0 sec

8.3 sec

Quarter Mile 

16.3 sec

16.2 sec

16.2 sec

16.4 sec

Top Speed  119 MPH 112 MPH 131 MPH 116 MPH

Engine

2.0L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

The Honda Civic’s 0-60 time comes at 8.2 seconds, which happens to be a respectable figure for a non-performance oriented set of wheels. The Mazda 3 comes out triumphant in this comparison, utilizing all its 186 horses to the max. Even though the Corolla Sedan stays a few steps ahead of the Honda Civic in terms of power figures, that is not enough for it to beat the Civic. The Elantra comes close with 8.3 seconds to reach the ton.

What about the stopping distance of the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan?

The Honda Civic Sedan is equipped with 10.2-inch rotors in the front and 9.8-inch ones in the back. The brakes feel solid and offer a good amount of feedback. Even under panic braking, the brakes feel surefooted. The discs are traditional steel and are not ventilated or slotted.

2020 Honda Civic Sedan has 10.2 in front brakes

The average stopping distance is good if compared to the other rivals. The braking arrangement feels just right-on-point for a car of this size and caliber. The ride felt quite composed even when the car was put through a rigorous routine with involved testing the brakes under panic braking tests and it is safe to say that the Civic held its ground well. These brakes although providing good feel might not be the best, however, they get the job done, reassurance restored.

Model

Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

Brake Rotors front 

10.2"

10.8"

10.7"

10.3"

Brake Rotors Rear 

9.8"

9.1"

9.5"

9.7"

Curb Weight

2742 lbs

2840 lbs

2899 lbs

2767 lbs

60-0 MPH 

180 ft

183 ft

179 ft

182 ft

The Toyota Corolla has the largest set of front rotors at 10.8 inches and the rear, however, the Corolla fails to translate the big brake size into a lower stopping distance. In terms of stopping distance, the Mazda takes the least distance of 179 feet. The Civic comes second at 180 feet, followed by the Elantra and then the Corolla.

Is the 2020 Honda Civic fun to drive?

The Honda Civic has many feathers in its cap, and sheer driving pleasure is definitely one of them. It’s eager and efficacious engine waits for you to pin the pedal and unleash those 158 ponies (174 in case of the turbocharged engine). Once off the line, precision steering and handling provide confidence, making the Civic an enticing proposition to throw around in turns and corners. The rev-happy v-tec engine and fine suspension tuning ensure the Civic is neither too cushy nor too firm. 

2020 Honda Civic Sedan drives briskly

Every Honda Civic ride is bound to be smooth and effortless, owing to its responsive steering and thoughtful drive dynamics. The Civic Sedan stays planted no matter how tricky the corners get, and it’s fine suspension sallows the hardest of bumps and breakers out there. It might not be the fastest car in the world, however, it manages to carry impressive momentum, enough to get you in the groove. It manages them with confidence and poise. The vehicle doesn't feel unstable or under duress at any given speed. The engine stays calm and relaxed throughout the rev range. All of this results in a better and more comfortable ride than what we have come to expect from the previous avatars of the Civic.

2020 Honda Civic Fuel Economy

8.5/10

When we talk about this segment of vehicles, fuel economy is one of the first things that come to mind. Family haulers are meant to be practical, efficient, comfortable and easy to live with. 

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Fuel Tank Lid

The Honda Civic is fuel efficient. Offering the best in class fuel economy figures, the Civic’s turbocharged engine gets a combined MPG figure of 36 (32 city, 42 highway), which is quite appreciable for a vehicle of this segment, considering its performance and power figures. With commendable mpg figures, the Honda Civic is your pocket’s true companion. However, Honda has cut corners in certain areas namely the fuel tank capacity. The Civic Sedan can house 12.4 gallons of fuel, which happens to be the lowest in the segment. However, Honda ensures that the smaller tank size does not hinder your enjoyment in conquering miles, courtesy of its solid fuel efficiency.

Model

Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

MPG (City)

32

31

27

28

MPG (Highway)

42

38

36

37

MPG (Combined)

36

34

30

32

Fuel Capacity 

12.4 gallons

13.2 gallons

12.7 gallons

14 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

397/520/446 miles

410/501/448 miles

342/457/381 miles

392/518/448 miles

Emissions (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year) 5.2 5.4 6.4 N/A

The Civic has the best fuel economy in this segment at 32/42/36 miles to the gallon in the city, highway and combined. The Toyota Corolla comes in second at 31/38/34 miles to the gallon for city/highway/combined. The Corolla also has the longest range if we take city mileage figures into consideration- 410 miles. The Civic also manages the longest range as per highway fuel efficiency figures.

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2020 Honda Civic Interior

8.2/10

Open those wide doors on your Honda Civic sedan and you’ll be greeted with a chic and classy interior, with plenty of equipment laid out in a clutter-free manner. The car is loaded with enough practical and utilitarian things to attract most small car buyers. All of that is stuffed inside a roomy and spacious cabin that offers generous amounts of space and comfort for 4 people even on long journeys. 

2020 Honda Civic Sedan has supportive front seats

The rest of the cabin further enhances the uptown vibe with good quality materials and user-friendly controls all around. Everything inside a Honda Civic is perfectly defined and has been placed sensibly so that the driver has access to most of the car's functionality without causing any major distractions.

What about the 2020 Honda Civic interior?

The wide range of seat and steering level adjustments make it easier for you to find the perfect driving position in the Honda Civic. The 106.3 inches of wheelbase has been made to good use which can be seen evidently in the table below. 

Model

Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.3/57.0/37.1

38.3/54.8/42.3

38.3/54.8/42.3

38.8/56.2/42.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/55.0/37.4

37.1/55.0/37.4

37.6/54.4/35.8

37.3/55.0/35.7

The Honda Civic Sedan offers the best in class front and rear passenger space. All of these vehicles have seating for 5 people. However, none of these sedans offer ample space for 3 people in the back. These seats can accommodate three in the back over shorter distances however, anything over 50 miles, and you'll leave the vehicle with a backache.

What about the infotainment features in the 2020 Honda Civic? 

Civic is a name carrying a legacy of several decades.With cutting-edge tech on-board, the ride feels young at heart. The Civic employs a 7-inch touchscreen unit to fulfill its infotainment chores. The screen is backed by a host of physical shortcut buttons, that enhance the ease of using this infotainment not to mention the presence of a volume knob, a rare sight these days.

2020 Honda Civic Sedan's Infotainment system

The graphics are less sharp, but we’ll rather call them plain and effective, and yet the screen manages to be beight enough even under direct sunlight. The screen is responsive to your touch much like your smartphone and can be given props for not being dated unlike some of its rivals. The Honda Civic is loaded with an array of  Infotainment features, some of the most prominent ones are as follows: 

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android auto 
  • Proximity Key System
  • Hands-Free Bluetooth Operations
  • USB and Auxilary Input
  • Four-Speaker Audio System
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • HD Radio
  • Built-in Navigation
  • Voice Recognition
  • HD Traffic Information

Is the 2020 Honda Civic practical car?

While the Civic coupe is more about style, the Civic Hatchback and the sedan handles the practicality part better. Speak of the utilitarian aspect and the Honda Civic is already there, standing high on the podium. The 2020 Civic offers the best in class boot capacity, which is big enough to accommodate most of the luggage for a family getaway. As expected from a sedan, the load height is low which makes it easier to load and unload the cargo. However, also as expected from a sedan, the boot lip is quite high which might make you work your back in order to lift stuff over. The boot opening is nice and wide making it easier to load and arrange cargo inside the boot.

2020 Honda Civic Sedan has class leading cargo space

Apart from the trunk, the Civic also offers plenty of smart storage options inside its cabin as well. From the center console to under the central armrest, there is a whole lot of space to store your stuff with utmost ease. Door pockets are laid out on each of the four doors with space for large and medium sized bottles.

Model

Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

Cargo Capacity 

15.2 cu.ft.

13.0 cu.ft.

12.4 cu.ft.

14.4 cu.ft.

With 15.2 cubic feet of trunk space, the Honda Civic is one of the best out there to carry your belongings. The Hyundai Elantra comes close with 14.4 cubic feet behind, followed up by the Toyota Corolla Sedan, and finally it's the Mazda 3. To conclude all the cars have adequate space for groceries or even occassional weekend trips. That said you would have more room for let's say your kid's toys in the Civic than any of its compettion.

2020 Honda Civic Interior Features

The Honda Civic is high on performance, but this fact does not imply that it sacrifices the comfort quotient. The ride is laden with features that make the Civicextremely liveable on a day-to-day basis. Some of these features include: 

  • Reclining Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver seat manual height adjustment and adjustable head restraints
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch, and Panic Button
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Air Filtration
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Front Seats
2020 Honda Civic Sedan
2020 Honda Civic Sedan interior
2020 Honda Civic Sedan
2020 Honda Civic Sedan seats
2020 Honda Civic Sedan
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Rear seats
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2020 Honda Civic Sedan Interior Sapce
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2020 Honda Civic Sedan Sunoof
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2020 Honda Civic Exterior

8.3/10

The awesomeness does not stop on the insides of the Honda Civic. With a coupe-Esque roofline, imposing grille, slim side profile, and a curvy yet elegant rear-end, the 10th gen Honda Civic makes sure it gets noticed. This styling ethos makes the Civic look faster and more sportier. The 17 inch 215 section wheels do go with the look and sit flush in the wheel arches, adding a sporty touch to the overall stance of the car.

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Side View

The extroverted looks are often considered an axe to interior ergonomics, however, that’s just not the case with the Honda Civic Sedan. The sloping roofline though a sporty touch makes entry and exit into the cabin a bit difficult for tall adults, but other than that the Civic Sedan offers the best-in-class interior space as well. 

Model

Honda Civic

Toyota Corolla Sedan

Mazda 3

Hyundai Elantra

Curb Weight 

2724 lbs

2840 lbs

2899 lbs

2767 lbs

Length 

182.3"

183.1"

180.3"

179.9"

Width 

70.8"

69.9"

70.7"

70.9"

Height 

55.7"

57.3"

57.3"

56.5"

Ground Clearance 

6.3"

6.7"

6.1"

5.3"

Wheelbase 

106.3"

107.3"

107.3"

106.3"

The Civic is the lightest vehicle of its segment and also has decent ground clearance, width, and length aspect. The Honda Civic's exterior is highly aerodynamic, lending the car the ability to cut through the air while sipping the least amount of fuel. 

What are the exterior features of the 2020 Honda Civic?

The Civic Sedan is a car that scores high in the looks department. Its overall body design is sure to present a lasting impression. Some of the most eye-catching exterior features of the Honda Civic Sedan include:

  • Smart Entry
  • Capless Fuel Filler
  • Rain-sensing Auto Wipers
  • Efficient Aerodynamics
  • LED headlights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Bodyside molding
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Side view
2020 Honda Civic Sedan
2020 Honda Civic Sedan 3rd Quarter View
2020 Honda Civic Sedan
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Side View
2020 Honda Civic Sedan
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Side View
2020 Honda Civic Sedan
2020 Honda Civic Sedan 3rd Quarter View
2020 Honda Civic Sedan

2020 Honda Civic Safety

8.6/10

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated the 2020 Honda Civic with a five-star overall crash test rating, with five-out-of-five stars in the frontal crash test, side crash, and rollover tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Civic the highest rating of “Good” in all crash tests. Also, due to "Poor" headlights ratings in lower trims, Honda Civic missed the 2020 Top Safety Pick Plus and is awarded 2020 Top Safety Pick only. See the detailed NHTSA and IIHS crash-test ratings of 2020 Honda Civic Sedan.

The 2020 Honda Civic houses a big suite of safety features that are offered as standard. Discussion about the “Honda Civic safety” can be held for as long as you want to, owing to the long list of safety features that are on board in this car. The Civic is also equipped with Honda Sensing suite as standard, regardless of the trim. Some other prime safety features of the Honda Civic Sedan are: 

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Versatile Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist Framework
  • Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Six Airbags
  • ABS
  • Rollover Sensors
  • Auto-dimming Rear View Mirrors
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

2020 Honda Civic Competition

8.6/10

2020 Honda Civic vs Toyota Corolla 

The Toyota Corolla is a solid contender to the Civic from Japan. The Corolla, when compared to the Civic takes a harsh beating. Be it in terms of performance or fuel-efficiency, or even the utility aspect, the Honda blows of the Corolla in every aspect. When you go for the Civic you get a much better interior, attractive body design, and the latest on-board tech. The Civic's final blow to the Corolla would be its better fuel efficiency and cargo space.

2020 Toyota Corolla 

2020 Honda Civic vs Mazda 3

Sharp yet understated looks, comfortable and lush interiors along with athletic driving dynamics. These are the terms that perfectly describe the Mazda 3. Sharing its homeland lineage with the Civic the Mazda 3 is a strong contender in this segment. It’s inline-4 engine can generate much more power than that of the Civic, providing it with better acceleration and top speed. 

2020 Mazda 3

2020 Honda Civic Final Verdict

The 2020 Honda Civic Sedan is undoubtedly a great car, one that idealizes the sync between performance, economy, and comfort. The base 2.0L I-4 engine is in typical Honda fashion a rev-happy motor, but go for the 1.5L turbocharged engine, and see the fun of driving elevate. The Honda Civic is an appealing package with multiple variants and lots of tech and features, capped with respectable utilitarian capabilities. Starting from a base price of $19,750, the Civic Sedan ensures that for the price you pay you get the most modern iteration of a legend.

2020 Honda Civic FAQ's

Is Honda Civic a reliable car?

Honda Civic is by far one of the highest-rated compact car for its dependability and reliability. The 2020 Honda Civic is not yet rated for its predicted reliability. Honda has not made any substantial changes to the 2020 Civic sedan as compared to its 2019 model. We refer to the 2019 Honda Civic reliability, which has an above-average predicted reliability rating- 78 out of 100.

Is Honda better than Toyota?

Both the Honda and Toyota are the Japanese automotive giants, running neck-to-neck for their proven reliability. Lately, Honda has shifted to focus more on the performance. Also, Honda is investing in new technologies, engines, and transmission systems to make their cars more comfortable and quiet in comparison to other brands. Due to this, recent Honda cars are amid speculations for having frequent problems but still the automaker has the best engineering processes. However, Toyota is still reluctant to overthrow the high-reliability status for newer technologies. There is no doubt that Toyota built cars are the most dependable. 

Is Honda Civic or Accord better?

The Honda Civic is a compact car available in three body types: Sedan, coupe, and hatchback. That versatility caters to a wider audience including family haulers and petrol heads and helps boost the Civic’s sales. Conversely, the Honda Accord is a midsize car and is offered in a single body style - a sedan. Comparing dimensions, Accord is roomier than the Civic. Performance-wise, 2020 Honda Accord uses bigger blocks and is thereby more powerful than the Civic but that makes Civic more fuel-efficient. The entry-level 2020 Civic sedan starts at an MSRP of $19450 while the 2020 Accord sedan starts from $23,720.

What is the most fuel-efficient Honda Civic?

The EX-T trim and above with a standard 174 hp 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with CVT automatic returns better gas mileage. The FWD Civic EX-T sedan returns EPA estimated 31 mpg city and 41 mpg highway.

2019 Honda Civic LX vs EX: What's the difference?

The entry-level 2019 Honda Civic LX has a starting price of $19,450 while the mid-range EX is tagged at $23,400. With the higher asking price, Honda packs more standard features in the EX. Also, The Civic EX uses a 174 hp 1.5-lt turbo engine while the LX comes with a standard 158 hp 2.0L naturally aspirated engine. See the 2019 Honda Civic Review for more details.

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2020 Honda Civic Overall Reviews


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Daniel L. Gray

2020 Honda Civic

Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Sports

Pros - Eco mode, handling, mpg

Cons - Slick seats, headliner

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

Eco mode is what I mostly drive in and never felt the need for more power in any way. Getting the most out of the gas and still end up with a decent driveability

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Nathan M. Armijo

2020 Honda Civic

EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Picks up nicely

Pros - Silky smooth CVT, LED headlights, turbo

Cons - Not that I know if an

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

Although it does a few things perfectly, I'll still take time to call out for the silky smooth CVT as the best aspect of this car.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Robert M. Paul

2020 Honda Civic

Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Cargo space and safety of Civic

Pros - Lane departure assist, infotainment system, cargo space

Cons - Touch screen lag, cupholders in first row

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

Helps to drive without any stress on the highway and keeps me alerted if anything is approaching at the back. It also keeps me entertained and the visibility too is spot on. Kudos to Honda for giving CIvic such practicality

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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10

User Overall Rating

Sports

Eco mode is what I mostly drive in and never felt the need for more power in any way. Getting the most out of the gas and still end up with a decent driveability

by Daniel L. Gray

10

User Overall Rating

Picks up nicely

Although it does a few things perfectly, I'll still take time to call out for the silky smooth CVT as the best aspect of this car.

by Nathan M. Armijo

10

User Overall Rating

Cargo space and safety of Civic

Helps to drive without any stress on the highway and keeps me alerted if anything is approaching at the back. It also keeps me entertained and the visibility too is spot on. Kudos to Honda for giving CIvic such practicality

by Robert M. Paul

9

User Overall Rating

Manual stick

An former Toyota fan turned towards Honda because of the driveability of Toyota's lately and the mediocre gas mileage as well. I'm getting both out of my new Civic 2020 along with the manual stick to have all the fun. The only thing that can make it better is a little more power.

by Christopher D. Newquist

5

User Overall Rating

Highly recommend Civic 2020

Such an amazing and powerful car and offers responsive acceleration. The turbo on the other hand does a good job to throw you back on that driver's seat when it does it's thing. Best car for those short accelerations(city).

by Michael D. Villacorta

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