Honda Civic Sedan Touring
Honda Civic Sedan Touring
Honda Civic Sedan Touring

2020 Honda Civic Touring sedan

Pros: Roomy interior; crisp handling; economical powertrains; “Honda Sensing” safety features are standard on almost all models

Cons: Touchscreen controls aren’t easy to use while driving; so-so acceleration; noisier than many compact-car rivals; ride can get a bit stiff over rough pavement

CG Says: The 2020 Honda Civic Si and hatchback models get revised front and rear styling, along with a few interior tweaks. The Si also gains standard “Honda Sensing” suite of safety equipment (lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, forward collision warning and mitigation, and adaptive cruise control) and has a revised control system. Plus, Honda has changed the Si’s final drive ratio for better acceleration. A 6-speed manual transmission is newly available on the Sport Touring hatchback. Civic is a compact car available as a 4-door sedan, 4-door hatchback, and 2-door coupe. Civic offers the choice of a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder or a turbocharged 1.5-liter four in most models. The 1.5-liter engine develops 174 hp, 180 hp, or 205 hp in performance Si. (See engine chart below.) The low-production Type R is powered by a 305-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Among Civic’s available features are remote engine start, rain-sensing wipers, heated rear seats, dual-zone climate control, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality for the infotainment system. Civic’s 2016 redesign put Honda back at the top of the incredibly competitive compact-car class. Some of its rivals are quieter, and some offer more features for the money, but the Civic’s spaciousness, available tech features, engaging driving personality, efficiency, and all-around refinement—not to mention its model lineup—make it a compact-car must-see.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 4-door hatchback, 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Honda
Nation of Manufacture USA, Canada, England
Base Prices LX sedan: $20,680
Sport sedan: $22,380
EX sedan: $24,630
EX-L sedan: $25,830
Si sedan: $25,930
Si sedan w/summer tires: $26,130
Touring sedan: $28,530
LX hatchback: $22,580
Sport hatchback: $23,680
EX hatchback: $25,080
EX-L hatchback: $26,280
Sport Touring hatchback: $28,980
LX coupe: $21,880
Sport coupe: $22,680
EX coupe: $24,430
Si coupe: $25,930
Si coupe w/summer tires: $26,130
Touring coupe: $28,080
Type R hatchback: NA

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder (LX/Sport sedan/coupe)
Horsepower
158
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
25-30
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35-38

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
(174 in LX/EX/EX-L hatchback, EX/EX-L/Touring sedan, EX/Touring coupe) (180 in Sport/Sport Touring hatchback) (205 Si)
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
CVT
EPA City Range (mpg)
26-32
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35-42

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Type R)
Horsepower
305
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA