2020 Honda Civic Coupe

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2020 Honda Civic Coupe Review

  • Excellent fuel economy and performance from turbocharged engine
  • Ride quality expertly balances comfort and athleticism
  • Many standard advanced technology and safety features
  • Roomy cabin with high-quality materials
  • Overly vigilant forward collision warning system is frustrating
  • Slow-responding adaptive cruise control system
  • Blind-spot camera is harder to use than a typical blind-spot monitor
  • No significant changes for Civic sedan
  • Updated front and rear styling for hatchback and Civic Si
  • Civic Si gets slightly different cabin trim and revised transmission gearing
  • Improved suspension and more powerful brakes for the Civic Type R
  • Part of the 10th Civic generation introduced for 2016

It's fair to say that the Civic officially found its way out of the woods back when Honda introduced this latest generation in 2016. For nearly a decade prior, we were underwhelmed with the Civic's design and quality. But Honda got this latest 10th-generation Civic right and, for now, is content to polish at the margins.

While most Civics stay par for the course in 2020, the hatchbacks get a host of updates — several of which debuted on other body styles last year. This year, the Civic hatch gets front and rear styling updates that include revised foglight housings and blacked-out front trim accents. Inside, there are a few new features in different trims (a power-adjustable driver's seat in EX trims, for example) plus additional sound insulation, which should help quell some of the road noise complaints we've had with this current model.

Honda is also expanding the availability of Civic's optional six-speed manual transmission to the hatchback's top Sport Touring trim. At a time when automakers can't get rid of the old-school stick shift fast enough, this move is a refreshing commitment from Honda to keep the connection between car and driver strong.

All of this adds to the 2020 Honda Civic's other strengths that include quick acceleration, crisp handling and cargo-carrying versatility. The Civic is also one of the few small cars that's available as a coupe, which helps give it a sleeker and sportier look. While it's still worth checking out rivals such as the Hyundai Veloster or Toyota BRZ, the Honda Civic continues to set the benchmark.

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The Honda Civic coupe is an outstanding small car. The 1.5-liter turbo engine is quick and efficient, and the steering and handling are engaging and sophisticated. Adults can ride easily in the back seat, and the trunk is a decent size. If a coupe fits your lifestyle, there is no downside.
The turbocharged 1.5-liter engine works great with Honda's smooth and polished continuously variable automatic transmission. It's a worthwhile upgrade over the standard 2.0-liter engine. In Edmunds testing, our Touring coupe test car covered 0-60 mph in a quick 7.1 seconds.

The rest of the Civic's dynamic abilities are also standouts. A casual suburban pause or heavy braking at a surprise red light, stops are sure and straight with a firm pedal that's easy to modulate. Around turns, the Civic is balanced and agile whether you're driving to the grocery store or carving your way along a curvy back road.
The Civic's well-shaped seats accommodate a wide range of body shapes and sizes, and the padding offers the right balance of give and support. The back seat is usable and not an afterthought — a rarity for a coupe.

We also like the Civic's ride quality. It's taut and controlled without being overly firm or uncomfortable when driving over bumps. Another comfort-enhancing element is the dual-zone automatic climate control. It does a great job of regulating the temperature and provides even coverage from the air vents. The Civic coupe is also fairly quiet overall, though it lets in a little too much road noise when you're driving on coarse road surfaces.
The Civic coupe is big on the inside, with heaps of knee room and headroom. The back seat has ample headroom for 6-footers, and they can easily sit behind a driver or front passenger of the same height. Access to the rear seat is best through the passenger side because of the foot-operated seat exit release there.

Once you're settled in the driver's seat, you'll find the Civic coupe pretty easy to see out of. The front windshield pillars are substantial, but they don't obstruct the forward view. The logical and easy-to-use interior control layout is another bonus. The volume knob could be larger, but the dashboard and steering wheel buttons require almost no learning curve.
The Civic features all the latest tech toys, and many of them are available on the base LX model. The Honda Sensing package is standard on all trims and includes a bevy of driving aids. They aren't all flawless: Some are overzealous with warnings, but the majority work well enough.

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a pair of USB ports are standard on Sport models and up. Our test car's 10-speaker audio system sounded quite good, even though our editors noted its maximum volume is on the low side. The standard voice control system requires the user to issue a specific set of commands. Like other systems on budget-friendly cars, it doesn't offer natural speech detection.
For its class, the Civic coupe has a spacious trunk and clever interior storage. While it might not seem like a lot of space, the trunk, with 11.9 cubic feet of storage, is much bigger than the Subaru BRZ's. The 60/40-split rear seats give you space for longer items, too.

Small-item storage comes in the form of door pockets, a two-tier cubby in the center console, and a sizable bin under the center armrest. Loading car seats is easier than in other coupes thanks to the large door openings and the Civic's roomy back seat.
The optional 1.5-liter turbo engine is the thriftier option. In the Touring trim, it's rated at 33 mpg combined (30 city/37 highway), which easily tops the competition. In our own testing, we've found the Civic comes pretty close to matching the EPA estimates in real-world driving.
You get a lot for your money here — the Civic is well-built and has nice-looking interior materials. Honda's no-option grade strategy removes the guesswork from choosing which one to buy. Plus, we can't ignore the Civic's excellent reliability history.

Honda offers typical automaker warranties on the Civic: three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, identical coverage for roadside assistance, and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
It's hard to find fault with the way this coupe steers and handles, and the 1.5-liter engine makes plenty of power and torque. The continuously variable automatic transmission is expertly tuned and offers impressive smoothness. For any more personality or fun, you'd have to upgrade to the Si or the Type R — and we recommend those too.

Which Civic does Edmunds recommend?

If you want to save money while also enjoying all the latest and greatest tech toys, the Sport is a surefire bet. But a key attribute for the Civic is its optional turbocharged engine, which is both more powerful and fuel-efficient than the standard engine. It comes on the next level up, the EX. The price gap between Sport and EX is narrow, and you get a nice set of added features as well.

Honda Civic models

The 2020 Honda Civic coupe is offered in LX, Sport, EX, Touring and Si trims. The base LX comes with a lot of equipment for the money, but the Sport may be worth the upgrade for those looking for extra features. The EX includes a turbocharged engine plus other goodies. The Touring is the most luxurious Civic, while the Si swaps some amenities for a sportier driving experience. Two other body styles — the Civic sedan and Civic hatchback — have differing trim structures and are reviewed separately.

The LX and the Sport are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (158 horsepower, 138 lb-ft of torque), while the EX and the Touring step up to a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder (174 hp, 162 lb-ft). The Si uses a more powerful version of this motor that produces 205 hp and 192 lb-ft. Most models come with a continuously variable automatic transmission, though the Sport is available with a six-speed manual. The six-speed is the only transmission offered with the Si.

Though it may be the base trim, the standard Civic LX coupe comes with a lot of equipment for the money, including 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, a 5-inch central display screen and a four-speaker sound system.

Also standard is the Honda Sensing safety package. It includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and keeping assist, road departure mitigation, automatic high beams, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

The Sport adds upgrades such as 18-inch wheels, sportier bodywork, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and an eight-speaker audio system.

Stepping up to the EX secures the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine, along with a sunroof, 17-inch wheels, Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a 10-speaker audio system.

The Touring goes back to 18-inch wheels and also gets LED headlights, automatic wipers, leather upholstery and a navigation system.

The Si coupe builds off the EX and adds a few performance bits, including the more powerful engine. It is also equipped with a limited-slip differential, a sport-tuned suspension with adaptive dampers, bigger front brakes, sport seats, and a unique gauge cluster.

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Consumer reviews

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Average user rating: 4.6 stars
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5 star reviews: 77%
4 star reviews: 16%
3 star reviews: 1%
2 star reviews: 2%
1 star reviews: 4%

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    2020 Honda Civic videos

    [MUSIC PLAYING] ALISTAIR WEAVER: The Honda Civic Type R has long been Edmunds's favorite hot hatch, but now its crown is under threat from the limited edition 2021 Mini John Cooper Works GP, the most powerful, most extreme, and the most expensive production Mini ever. I'm Alistair Weaver, and we're here at the Edmunds Test Track with two of the hottest hatchbacks ever produced. Both are either new or updated, both are over 300 horsepower, both are front wheel drive, and both are uncompromising in their pursuit of performance. We're going to put them through the full Edmunds testing procedure, and then we're going to drive them on the track and declare a winner. But before all of that, be sure to subscribe to the Edmunds channel, and check out the link below for a companion piece on Edmunds.com that reveals all the testing data. Let's get on with it. To be honest, I've always had a bit of a soft spot for Minis. It was my mom's first car, and legend has it that if she hadn't broken down in it and asked my dad for help, then I wouldn't have been here. And I'm sure we can all agree what a tragedy that would have been. That first, classic Mini really was a work of genius, a genuinely pioneering family car with trick suspension that just happened to be good on the track and rally stage. The Mini Cooper S that won the Monte Carlo rally still looked like my mom's shopping machine. It had a kind of utilitarian chic. Unlike this car. It's like Mini's designers took one look at the Honda Civic Type R and said, hold my beer. Now, whether you like it or not is purely subjective, and I certainly enjoy its sense of theater. But what does irritate me is how much of it is fake. Now, Carlos Lago has his pen. My old skiing buddy, Matt Watson at Carlyle has his Stick of Truth, and I have my Chopstick of Shame. So ready for this, Charlie? Stay with me. Engine air intake? No such thing. Engine power bulge? Also fake. Front grille? Well, some of it's real. Some of it's not. We can forgive that, I think. These kind of wheel arch extensions designed to widen the track of the car give you, in theory, a bit more poise and stability. This is using carbon-reinforced plastic, the sort of thing that you find on the BMW I3 and I8. And apparently, they channel down the side of the car. But if you follow me, you'll see at the back here that these vents don't really go anywhere. But what it actually does is collect gravel-- strange. You also get that natty little gas cap. And then, if you can follow me to the rear, please, sir, there's a diffuser down here. If you crawl underneath, you'll discover it isn't really a diffuser at all. You get some fantastic looking exhaust pipes. Now, the piece de resistance is this split-wing, complete with little gurney flaps. Now, you might be thinking this is a moment of aerodynamic genius, but what it's actually for is to make sure that you don't decapitate the aerial every time you open the truck. Watch this. [LAUGHS] The other thing I should point out, if you look inside, in order to save weight, Mini has junked the rear seats-- you can't even have them fitted as an option-- and gone to is the luggage shelf. What you do get is this sort of red bar, which, at first glance, looks like a strut brace designed to improve the integrity of the body shell. But according to Mini, it's actually there to stop your shopping whacking you in the back if you brake suddenly. It's quite a collection. It's not exactly minimalism. In fact, in my eyes, it's not exactly Mini. It's hard to argue that under BMW's stewardship, Mini is getting further and further away from that original purist ethos. But at least it's not just a styling exercise. There is meat on those bones, which is just as well given it costs $45,000, or around $8,000 more than the Civic Type R. You get 301 horsepower. That's 73 more than the standard John Cooper Works. There's reinforced crankshaft. There's new pistons, a new turbo, a new oil sump, even a new engine mount. But the one thing you don't get is a manual gearbox. Apparently, BMW doesn't have a manual box for a transverse engine capable of handling the GT's 331 pounds-feet of torque. Instead, you have an eight-speed auto with flappy paddles-- more of which later. Like every car we test, we've put it through the full gamut of the Edmunds experience-- so 1/4-mile speeds, braking, and even lateral acceleration, or G-Force to you and I. And now, by the magic of socially distanced cellular technology, I'm being texted the results. So text me, please, Mr. Editor. [DIGITAL EFFECTS] And here we go. Honda Civic Type R, 0 to 60, 5.7 seconds. Mini GP, 5.1, helped by that automatic gearbox and slightly lazy clutch action in the Honda. 1/4 of a mile, 13.8 at 103.6 miles an hour for the Honda, 13.2 for the Mini at 108.5 miles an hour. So braking, that's how fast it stops, from 60 to 0, 107 feet for the Honda, 105 feet for the Mini. So about that much shorter. Now onto the skid pad for a measure of lateral acceleration G-Force. Honda Civic Type R, 1.03g, which is a really good result. Anything over 1g, particularly for a front-drive hatch, is super impressive. Mini GP? Drum roll, please. [DRUM ROLL] 0.99g. So the Honda has more lateral grip. Enough of the stats. Let's hit the circuit. You've probably noticed by now that here we're focusing mainly on the Mini. If you want the full tech lowdown on the Type R, watch Carlos Lagos's superb film on our channel. Now we'll hit the track. So as I warm my car up, let's reacquaint ourselves with the benchmark. It's amazing how immediately at home you feel in the Civic Type R. These seats are fantastic, way better than they are in the Mini. And this driving position really is first-rate. I like the Alcantara wheel they've got on this, the recently updated type R, and it's got this slightly thicker, heavier gear know. Now, I remember a development engineer once telling me that you could tell how sporty a car was by the distance between the gear stick and the steering wheel. And in this car, it's-- well, it's barely a hand span of my slightly puny hand. So it's nice, on a modern car, to be able to feel the cogs mesh in the way that you can in the Honda. Doesn't sound amazing, but what this car's always done well is to put its power down. There's over 300 horsepower. Through front-wheel drives, it's normally a recipe for problems. But actually, you can start to feed out of these corners at 90 degree right and feel the turbo kicking and provide that torque, and away you go. 7,000, hitting the rev limiter, hard on the brakes. Lift off, turn it in a little bit. Held the nose. You can start to feel the rear end rotate. This is a car that you can steer on the throttle, but without it ever feeling alarming. I'm going to go into R-plus mode, which, on the road, it makes it way, way too harsh. But it's actually been designed for circuit use or tracks like this. So this is now their Civic Type R in full attack. You never forget you're in a front-wheel drive car, but there's a lot of fluency. Yes, you can place the car really well on the circuit. And I love this rest matching as well. In some ways, it's kind of lazy not to have to heel and toe, but it does make life easy a little bit to say that you're hitting the rev limiter. Fourth gear, a little lift through here, and hard on the brakes. Down to third, moved a little bit on the braking. That's OK. Turn it in. Hard on the throttle, and the car actually helps you to pull it out of the corner. It's really easy to drive, but it's still entertaining, and it's far from intimidating. And that little bump in that corner, you can feel how aggressive the damping is in this mode. But that's always going to be in the Honda's favor. Because it's got electronic dumping on the road, you can switch it down to Comfort or even Sport and have a ride quality which is compliant enough to be tolerable. Of course, the other thing in the Honda's favor is this is still a proper five-seater family car with a good-sized trunk and plenty of space for genuine adults behind me. This really is a car that you can sell to the family as a everyday tool. Right, come on, Mini. Inside, it'll instantly feel familiar to pretty much any other Mini driver. You do get, though, these fairly funky digital displays and some 3D-printed flappy paddles here on the steering wheel that actually move with the rack. You also get more 3D printing here on the dashboard, including your car's unique build number. Apart from that, though, pretty much business as usual, including the excellent Mini driving position. On the electronics, you have a unique Mini GT Stability Control Mode. If I activate it here, it gives me this little message on the dash that says "Sporty Driving Experience due to Later Intervention of Suspension Control Systems." Which is odd, because it does absolutely nothing to the suspension. Anyway, let's go. [EXHAUST REVVING] To be honest, our handling circuit at the Edmunds Test Track could have been tailor-made for this Mini. It's more like a tarmac rally stage than a traditional racing circuit. So if it's going to feel good anywhere, it should feel good here. To create this car, Mini's engineers have given the standard John Cooper Works a thorough going-over. It now sits 10 millimeters-- that's about 1/3 of an inch-- lower to the ground, and they've upgraded the springs, the dampers, and the stabilizer bars. Now, unlike the Honda, there is no electronic damping. So it only really has one mode, and that's, well, angry. So it's kind of like my ex. So at the moment, we're in stability GP mode. Let's see what she can do. Now, that ride quality on the road at times, if I'm honest, can feel slightly brutal. It never really settles. And I was driving down the highway, talking to a friend on the phone, and I had to actually apologize, because he could hear this kind of fluttering in my voice. And when you hit expansion joints, then there a real hard kick in your spine. But this circuit here is a lot smoother, so that's diminished. But it's still very, very firm. And the other thing about it is you have this constant presence of torque steer, the challenge that the front tires have of actually deploying all that power. The way the Honda puts its power down is a lot more efficient. You're always conscious it is front-wheel drive, but it works with you. In the Mini, you feel that the mechanical diff is always doing battle. And you can feel that sort of kicking back through the steering. And I don't want a sports car that's easy to drive. I don't-- I want to feel like there's a challenge. I want to feel like it rewards me when I do things well. But this car, it feels like it's not so much working with you as hampering progress. Ultimately, somehow, as well, in this pursuit of ultimate performance, Mini's deprived this car of the kind of ultimate agility for which it's renowned. I can't help think that a standard Cooper S would feel a lot more agile, a lot more willing to play than this GP does. I'm going to try, now, actually, just turning all the systems off. Dynamic stability control is now completely off. Let's see what difference this makes. So turn it in, be patient. [SCOFFS] I keep knocking the gearstick with my knee. Coming out of this second gear corner, I feel that I'm constantly fighting that front end. Turn it in. You have to be pretty aggressive to kill that initial understeer, and again. And then you see the car. As soon as I come back onto the power, the car is wanting to push me effectively to the outside of the circuit. And particularly on a circuit as tight and twisty as this, when you really do want to use the full extremity of the tarmac, it doesn't inspire confidence in the way that the Honda does. Also, you don't have a manual gearbox, which as fine. My god, but nor is it a double clutch transmission. It's actually a standard auto, which means it's not as quick to change. Sometimes, particularly on the downshifts, you shift, and then you kind of wait for it to happen. You get this initial push, and that will fire it out I feel like I'm working that much harder, and not, necessarily, in a good way. And I'm sorry if this is sounding really negative, because on paper, it's got so much going for it. But it's just not working for me. And earlier, I actually threw the keys to a couple of other members of the Edmunds test team for their opinion, and we all kind of came up with the same feeling. I find it, actually, quite frustrating, because as I said at the beginning, I've always liked Minis, and I really, really wanted to like this GP. But it just feels like they're trying to push their recipe a bit too far. You sometimes get into cars that are driven more by a kind of marketing demand to create some buzz and create some excitement in the media than a bunch of engineering know-how. And this car feels like that. It's somehow less than the sum of its parts. It just feels like they're stretching themselves a little bit too far. [MUSIC PLAYING] And so to the conclusion. And to be honest, I'm finding it difficult to be so hard on the Mini, because I really, really wanted to like the GP. I love mad cars, and this is certainly one of those. But we're here to be objective. And I reckon you buy that car because you must have the fastest, most expensive, arguably one of the most exclusive Minis ever built. But you don't buy it because it's a great car, because frankly, it isn't. If you really care about cars and excellence like I do-- and so does everybody else at Edmunds-- then the only choice is the Honda Civic Type R. The best just got that little bit better. To be honest, it wasn't even close.

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    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $20,950
    MPG & Fuel
    30 City / 38 Hwy / 33 Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 12.4 gal. capacity
    Seating
    5 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: front wheel drive
    Transmission: Continuously variable-speed automatic
    Engine
    Inline 4 cylinder
    Horsepower: 158 hp @ 6500 rpm
    Torque: 138 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    3 yr./ 36000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 177.3 in. / Height: 54.9 in. / Width: 70.9 in.
    Curb Weight: 2763 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 12.1 cu.ft.
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Civic safety features:

    Collision Mitigation Braking System
    Applies the brakes automatically to avoid a collision.
    Lane Keeping Assist System
    Adjusts the vehicle's direction automatically to keep it from drifting out of its lane.
    Adaptive Cruise Control
    Adjusts the vehicle speed to maintain a constant distance from the car in front.

    NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
    RolloverRating
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.5%

    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact Test
    Good
    Roof Strength Test
    Good
    Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
    IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good


    Honda Civic vs. the competition

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    Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla

    The Civic and Toyota Corolla have duked it out for decades, and the Corolla's full redesign for 2020 has only reignited the flames. The new Corolla has impressed us with greatly improved cabin materials, surprisingly capable handling, and an infotainment system that is easier to use than the Civic's. However, we still prefer the Honda for its rapid acceleration, fuel-efficient turbocharged engine, and spacious, adult-friendly rear seat.

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    Honda Civic vs. Mazda 3

    If you're looking for a bit of driving fun to go along with your sophisticated compact car, the Mazda 3 is a great place to start. On upper trim levels, the Mazda 3 feels downright luxurious. It's available with all-wheel drive too. The Mazda 3 can also match the Civic hatchback for driving fun. For maximum cargo space, however, the Civic is still tops.

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    Honda Civic vs. Honda Insight

    If you like the Civic's size and layout but want something that uses less fuel, look no further than the Honda Insight. The Insight is just as practical as the Civic, but its electrified powertrain makes it one of the most efficient traditional hybrids available. Its infotainment system is also more intuitive than the Civic's older interface. The Insight's only downsides are a higher price tag and slower acceleration.

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    FAQ

    Is the Honda Civic a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Civic both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.5 out of 10. You probably care about Honda Civic fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Civic gets an EPA-estimated 29 mpg to 35 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Civic ranges from 11.9 to 12.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Honda Civic. Learn more

    What's new in the 2020 Honda Civic?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Honda Civic:

    • No significant changes for Civic sedan
    • Updated front and rear styling for hatchback and Civic Si
    • Civic Si gets slightly different cabin trim and revised transmission gearing
    • Improved suspension and more powerful brakes for the Civic Type R
    • Part of the 10th Civic generation introduced for 2016
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    Is the Honda Civic reliable?

    To determine whether the Honda Civic is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Civic. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Civic's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2020 Honda Civic a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Honda Civic is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Civic and gave it a 8.5 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Civic is a good car for you. Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2020 Honda Civic?

    The least-expensive 2020 Honda Civic is the 2020 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $20,950.

    Other versions include:

    • Si 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $25,000
    • Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $22,550
    • EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $23,500
    • LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $20,950
    • Si 2dr Coupe w/Summer Tires (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $25,200
    • Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $21,750
    • Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) which starts at $27,150
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    What are the different models of Honda Civic?

    If you're interested in the Honda Civic, the next question is, which Civic model is right for you? Civic variants include Si 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT), EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT). For a full list of Civic models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    2020 Honda Civic Coupe Overview

    The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe is offered in the following styles: Si 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT), EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT), LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT), Si 2dr Coupe w/Summer Tires (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT).

    What do people think of the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Civic Coupe 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Civic Coupe.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Civic Coupe featuring deep dives into trim levels including Si, Sport, EX, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe here.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 Honda Civic Coupe?

    2020 Honda Civic Coupe LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $21,905. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Civic Coupe LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,152 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,152 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $19,753.

    The average savings for the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is 9.8% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 2 2020 Honda Civic Coupe LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Honda Civic Coupe Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,505. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is trending $2,057 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,057 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $21,448.

    The average savings for the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) is 8.8% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 2 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Honda Civic Coupe EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,455. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Civic Coupe EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $2,342 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,342 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $22,113.

    The average savings for the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 9.6% below the MSRP.

    2020 Honda Civic Coupe Si 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

    The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Si 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,955. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Si 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $2,882 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,882 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $23,073.

    The average savings for the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Si 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 11.1% below the MSRP.

    2020 Honda Civic Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)

    The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,105. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is trending $2,499 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $2,499 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $25,606.

    The average savings for the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) is 8.9% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 2 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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    Which 2020 Honda Civic Coupes are available in my area?

    2020 Honda Civic Coupe Listings and Inventory

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    Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe and all available trim types: Si, Si, Touring, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

    Should I lease or buy a 2020 Honda Civic Coupe?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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