2020 Honda Civic Review

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The 10th generation Honda Civic hit the streets in 2016 with a new look and new engines. With this look still fresh, we expect the 2020 Honda Civic to be a carryover model.

Being a carryover model, we expect no changes to its outward appearance. It will continue with the sporty look it gained in 2016 that includes a short, raked rear window on the coupe and sedan models, sharp body lines, a bold front end, and striking C-shaped taillights. Also carrying on will be the more aggressive-looking Si model and the Type R hot hatchback. Inside, we expect its youth-focused cabin to remain the same with its numerous hidden storage cubbies, sporty steering wheel, clean dash setup, and large infotainment screen options.

2020 Honda Civic First Drive

We also anticipate no changes to the 2020 Honda Civic’s standard features list. This would mean the base LX trim would boast a standard multi-angle rearview camera Bluetooth audio streaming, four-speaker audio system, 5-inch LCD screen, automatic high-beam headlights, and more.

Under its hood, we expect the standard 2020 Honda Civic to continue with a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter engine and standard six-speed manual — a continuously variable transmission will be optional. In EX and higher trims, expect the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 174 hp to remain. Si models will continue with a 205-hp version of the same engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The Type R is expected to continue with its 306-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and six-speed manual gearbox.

All versions of the Honda Civic performed admirably in IIHS crash tests, earning “Good” scores in all the bang-up tests and a “Superior” in the front-collision-avoidance test. What kept it from earning a Top Safety Pick rating was its “Poor” headlight rating. With no changes coming, we expect these ratings to remain the same in the 2020 Civic.

2020 Honda Civic First Drive
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There is no official release date for the 2020 Honda Civic yet, but we expect to see it in stores in fall 2019, like in previous years.

Pricing also remains unknown, but with no changes, we expect the 2020 Honda Civic’s price to fall close to the current model’s MSRP range of $21,170 to $36,620 (destination fees included).

The 2020 Honda Civic will compete with the Mazda Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, and Nissan Sentra.

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