The legendary Civic has been a household name in the segment of compact cars for decades. The current model is no exception, despite that the competition is getting tougher every year. Just like the previous versions, the 2020 model year is also characterized by a variety of body styles. Unlike some other parts of the world where hatchback dominates, the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan is still the most popular choice in North America.
Interestingly, the hatchback version has been updated for this year, while the sedan remains pretty much untouched. This particularly refers to the exterior design, where you won’t notice any notable change in the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan. Besides the good-old styling, you may also count on the same interior and pretty much the same list of standard and available features. The same thing goes to the engine choice. Three powertrain options and two transmissions is what you get from this excellent compact car.
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan remains the same. While the hatchback version has received a styling update, this version remains the same. This means it arrives with the same styling, which has been introduced a couple of years ago. While some rivals became more conventional over the years, the Civic still sticks to the Japanese traditional styling approach, which includes a lot of sharp lines, as well as some styling solutions that are uncommon among carmakers from other parts of the world. All in all, the styling is a dividing point in this case, but that’s the thing we get used to from Honda.
In terms of mechanics, the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan also remains untouched. You may count on the same suspension setup, which provides a quite direct handling and a pretty comfortable ride.
The interior has also remained untouched and that definitely isn’t a bad thing. This model offers some of the nicest cabins in the class. Compared to the exterior design, the dashboard seems a little bit more conservative, so we have no doubt that most potential buyers will like it. Besides a nice look, the dashboard is characterized by a pretty high overall quality. Fine and hi-quality materials are all-over the cabin, while the seats are massive and supportive. Practically, the only complaint about the interior goes to the touchscreen, which can be pretty complicated sometimes. Still, we like the fact that many controls have remained physical.
When it comes to the interior space, you may count on plenty of legroom, which is no wonder, considering that the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan is among the longest models in the class. On the other side, the headroom isn’t spectacular in the second row, but that’s a pretty typical thing for the segment.
We didn’t see too many changes in this aspect for the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan. The new model year continues in the pretty much same way. Traditionally for Honda, base trims aren’t particularly generous in terms of standard tech features. You get things like a 5-inch display, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Fortunately, higher trim levels offer much more. There are additional features like a 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a navigation system, wireless phone charging, an additional USB port, satellite radio, HD Radio, premium audio system and more. A moonroof is also available.
On the other side, the list of standard safety features is pretty decent. It includes things like a rearview camera, automatic high-beam headlights, forward collision warning, a collision mitigation braking system, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control etc.
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Engines
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan comes with three powertrain options in the offer. Base models feature a familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. Also, there is a more modern, 1.5-liter turbo-four engine, which is good for about 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. The same engine comes in a more powerful version, with a max output of around 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to the transmission, you can choose between manual and CVT gearbox. Of course, the manual offers much better driving experience, but it is also thirstier. With this gearbox, you may count on about 26-29 mpg in the city and 36-37 mpg on the highway. The CVT may not be that exciting to drive, but 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway are something you won’t get in almost any other compact car. If you’re looking for even better fuel economy, 2020 Honda Insight is something you should definitely check out.
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Price
The 2020 Honda Civic Sedan starts slightly under 20.000 dollars but the price can go up to almost 30.000 dollars if you prefer full loads of equipment.