2020 Honda Civic Hatchback in Springfield MA
The Honda Civic is consistently one of the top-selling cars in the United States. Many people prefer the practicality of a hatchback, especially in a smaller car, and so the “five-door” version of the Civic continues to attract buyers. For 2020, the Civic Hatchback gets revised front and rear styling, better sound insulation, and some changes to the standard equipment packages.
All Civic Hatchback models are front-wheel drive and powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Although all trims get the same engine, the Sport and Sport Touring trims are tuned to eke out a bit more horsepower than the other three versions. The base LX, EX, and EX-L all come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and get 174 horsepower and 162 lb.-ft. of torque out of the engine. The Sport models pull out 180 horsepower and the same 162 lb.-ft. of torque if they’re CVT models, but when they’re set up with the six-speed manual transmission that’s only available on these two trims, the torque increases to 177 lb.-ft. The Civic hatchback gets excellent gas mileage, with the three non-Sport trims delivering an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, while the Sport and Sport Touring trims get an EPA-rated 29 city/37 highway with the stickshift and 29 city/35 highway with the CVT.
Trims and Standard Equipment
Although the LX is the least expensive trim, it’s packed with plenty of great standard features, like automatic climate control, a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth wireless smartphone integration, and some helpful driver-assist technology. The Sport trim adds larger wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and some upgraded tech elements, like a 7-inch touchscreen display, a better audio system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The EX gets a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, satellite radio, and Honda LaneWatch technology, which gives the driver more confidence during lane changes. The EX-L adds leather upholstery and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Last, the top-tier Sport Touring trim receives a power-adjustable front passenger seat, LED headlights, a navigation system, and a premium audio system with twelve speakers.
The Honda Civic Hatchback continues to be an exceptionally safe vehicle, as shown through its 5-Star Overall Safety Designation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). All Civic Hatchbacks come standard with Honda Sensing, which is a suite of safety and driver-assist technologies designed to make driving safer and less stressful. These Honda Sensing technologies include a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow feature, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. Other standard safety features, which are not part of Honda Sensing, include automatic high-beams, a multi-angle rearview camera, brake assist, SmartVent front side airbags, advanced front airbags, and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. On the EX trim and higher trims, Honda LaneWatch also comes standard.