Powertrains and Performance

Most 2020 Honda Civic buyers will end up with a stock 2.0 L four-cylinder engine that produces 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. A 1.5 L turbo available in higher-end Sport and Touring trim levels kicks out 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The CVT gearbox paired with the default 2.0 L powerplant achieves a fuel economy of 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

 

Body Options and Trim Levels


Available in coupe, sedan and hatchback configurations, the Civic is a versatile model that can accommodate the lifestyle of any driver. The LX trim level comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, a 5.0-inch dash display and automatic climate control. The Sport version boasts 18-inch rims, push-button starting and smart key-less entry. The top-notch Touring package comes with paddle shifters for CVT-equipped models, rain-sensing wipers, heated rear seats, satellite navigation and LED headlights.

Styling and Creature Comforts


Like the 2019 iteration, the 2020 Civic boasts aggressive exterior styling that sets it apart. Flashy fog lights are included by default on every trim level aside from the LX. Front legroom on every model clocks in at a healthy 42.3 inches. The EX-L and Touring packages get leather seats and steering wheel covers. Cargo space ranges from 15 to 46 cubic feet depending on whether or not the rear seats are folded down.

Notable Safety Features


Every Civic available comes with a slew of active safety features courtesy of the Honda Sensing Suite. Automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control are standard capabilities on all trim levels. Forward collision warnings and automated high-beams reduce the odds of crashes in dicey driving scenarios. The 2020 Civic was named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and awarded a five-star overall safety rating by the NHTSA.

Infotainment Technology


Above the LX trim level, Civics come with a 7-inch dash-mounted touchscreen that controls the HondaLink smartphone interface. Every Civic gets a USB port for charging peripherals. If you want a 450-watt audio system that powers 10 speakers, you'll need to step up to the Sport or Touring packages. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on the higher trim levels. The EX trim level gives drivers access to SiriusXM satellite radio.