in Brooklyn Center, MN
There’s a reason the Honda Civic has long been associated with terms like “reliability,” “value,” and “comfort.” The top-selling sedan continues to please drivers with the 2020 edition. With a variety of trim levels offering various features and creature comforts, a couple of excellent engine choices, impressive performance, and fantastic tech and safety features, the 2020 Civic continues to earn its place as a top-performing sedan.
The 2020 Honda Civic comes in five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The base LX and Sport trims share an engine, while the other three trims share another. Other differences in trim include advanced tech and safety features. All Civic sedans share an appealing and unassuming exterior body styling as well as features like remote entry with trunk release. Higher trim levels, starting with the Sport model, include a smart entry system with walk-away auto-lock and fog lights. The EX, EX-L, and Touring trims all have power moon roofs, and the top Touring model includes automatic on and off LED headlights.
Drivers have a choice of two engines depending on the trim level for their 2020 Honda Civic sedan. The LX and Sport trims come standard with a 2-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. The LX pairs to a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission, or CVT, while the Sport model comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The EX, EX-L, and Touring trims offer a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine connected to a CVT. The turbo gets 174 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque.
The 2020 Civic strikes the perfect balance between superior handling, performance, and comfort. Both engines, but especially the turbo, manage well with the CVT, providing ample power when you need it. The Civic connects beautifully to the road, and the supple steering offers the fun of a much sportier car in the package of a commuter sedan. The suspension is well-designed and supportive, smoothing out any bumps on the road while the firm brakes keep the car in control.
The 2020 Honda Civic seats five in two rows of cushy and supportive seats. On higher trim levels, the front seats are heated and leather-trimmed. The trunk is accommodating, with plenty of storage space. All top-end trims, starting with the Sport, offer folding rear seats with a trunk pass-through for even more storage capacity. From the Sport level trim on up, all Civics provide a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity options like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The top four trim levels also include push-button start and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob.
Every trim level of the 2020 Honda Civic comes with an impressive array of safety features. All Civics come with Honda’s Honda Sensing Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies including lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and forward-collision warning with automatic braking. Additional useful features available include Honda Lane Watch and a rearview backup camera with dynamic guidelines.