2020 Honda Civic Hatchback in Springfield MA

 

Overview

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.

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Mechanical Features

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.


Safety

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.