The Honda Civic remains America’s favorite compact sedan. However, the Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 have gotten uncomfortably close. For the 2020 model year, we’ve made changes to the lineup to make it more attractive.
Have a cup of tea and buckle up as the improvements are painfully small, but take a while to explain. We start at the top, where the $ 28,850 for the top-end Sport Touring trim level now comes with a six-speed manual transmission in addition to that CVT. People who wanted a stick were previously stuck with normal sport customization.
Aesthetically, all 2020 Civic Hatchbacks are getting a minor exterior makeover made up of redesigns to the golf light that now surrounds the body-colored horizontal bars. There’s also a new chin and a slightly sportier main grill. All models have new dark gray or black wheels, while the Sport Touring model has new LED headlights.
Inside, changes depend on the model. The Sport has a geometric pattern, the LSX and EX have a painted pattern, while the EX-L and Sport Touring have a brushed black treatment. All models now have better sound insulation in the floor, in the trunk and in the front and rear fenders. An 8-way driver’s seat as well as a new leather steering wheel and a gear lever were installed in the EX.
In our two favorite versions, Sport and Sport Touring, the 7-inch audio display system has eight instead of four speakers, while the Android and Apple elements should be better. Standard equipment includes Smart Push Button Ignition and Smart Entry Keyless Entry, remote start and new seat cushions.
Prices have also risen slightly. For example, the LX with CVT costs $ 22,590 including destination, while the 2019 model costs $ 22,380. All other hatchbacks have small dents. While the Civic is undoubtedly a good car, the industry is currently shrinking and Honda is slowing production for him and the Accord.