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2020 Honda Civic Type R

What’s new

  • 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

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent 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
  • Overstyled exterior may not be for everyone
MSRP
$36,995
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$38,950
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2020 Honda Civic Review

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R is the high-performance version of Honda's small hatchback. Much of its appeal comes from attributes that all Civics share, such as a spacious interior and a wealth of high-tech features, most of which come standard. On top of this, Honda gives the Type R a more powerful engine and a variety of other enhancements to improve the car's handling and braking. The 2020 Type R is impressively fast and fun for its class, which includes rivals such as the Hyundai Veloster N and Volkswagen Golf R.

Edmunds’ Expert Rating
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Our verdict

8.4 / 10
The Type R name might conjure up romantic visions of racy stripped-out hatchbacks, but Honda hasn't built one of those. Instead, the new Type R is friendly, flexible and practical while still managing to push the performance envelope of a front-wheel-drive car. Its combination of four usable seats, a sizable trunk and agreeable ride quality make it a highly desirable daily driver for a small, enthusiast-minded family.

How does it drive?

9.0
Acceleration numbers appear modest and, indeed, the Type R can get dusted by lead-footed drivers of EVs or modestly powered SUVs around town. But it's too easy to get caught up in numbers, and doing so misses the point.

The steering remains excellent in terms of feedback and effort, and the brake pedal has minimal slop, reacting intuitively to pressure. The handling is what far costlier sport sedans should aspire to be. Predictable clutch take-up combined with a responsive gas pedal makes this manual transmission easy to get off the line even when you're on a hill. Impressive performance, wonderful feel and a friendly demeanor are the hallmarks of this car, and nothing in this class does it better.

How comfortable is it?

8.5
The day-in and day-out comfort makes the Type R a genuine proposition for a daily driver. The seats are hugely supportive without constricting access or limiting comfort, and the ride keeps up with nearly every surface. You'll notice bumps and road imperfections, and you'll hear the sound of the tires on pavement, but the small penalties paid here are livable.

Where the engine in last year's Type R was too quiet, the 2020's is more prominent thanks to artificial enhancement that changes with drive modes. It's a welcome improvement. The sole downside is that some might find the climate control setup irritating or lacking, especially with regard to rear passengers.

How’s the interior?

8.5
The Type R has a comfortable interior with fantastic driver ergonomics. Everything you might like in a standard Civic is here, along with a few things you might not, but it's familiar either way. The layout is largely intuitive, thanks to welcome physical controls and a straightforward center touchscreen. The bucket-style front seats don't impede access like other seats in this style, and once you're settled, the manual adjustments help everything fall into place.

In interior space, it mirrors the Civic hatchback, with generous room for a compact car. Outward visibility is strong in all directions as well, even out back where the massive wing sits outside of the view of the large rear window.

How’s the tech?

8.0
The center screen's graphics can look a bit dated, though good support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay means you only have to use it when you don't have a cell signal and still need navigation. The addition of a volume knob and other physical controls make operation easy, as does the inclusion of your phone's voice controls when you have it plugged in.

Standard Honda Sensing adds forward collision mitigation, lane departure technology and adaptive cruise control. Though we experienced a few false positives on our drive that caused a warning to chime, we were impressed by how seamlessly the adaptive cruise control worked with the manual transmission and auto rev-matching.

How’s the storage?

8.5
The Type R betrays none of its humble Civic roots when it comes to being practical, save for the rear middle seat that's missing. The cargo area is wide, tall and easily accessible. The rear seats flip down flat, allowing for plenty of large cargo. Rear-seat storage options are adequate, but the front seats have multiple clever solutions.

We love the deep and configurable center console just as much as the split-level front storage area, which allows for bulker items underneath and phone up top, complete with a pass-through for hiding wires. Like the standard Civic, the Type R has ingenious interior storage that tops the class.

How economical is it?

7.5
The EPA rating of 25 mpg combined (22 city/28 highway) puts the Type R right in line with other powerful four-cylinder cars at this price. During our 115-mile evaluation loop in a 2019 model, we saw nearly 26 mpg. Shorter gearing and the temptation to tap into 306 horsepower will likely prevent most drivers from reaching 30 mpg.

Is it a good value?

7.5
Asking over $38K for a compact hatchback might seem like a bit of a stretch, but the Type R makes a strong case with class-topping performance and driving excitement. On top of those attributes, the Type R comes standard with advanced driver aids, an accommodating interior, and hassle-free phone integration.

Fuel economy-wise, it's stronger than key competition from Subaru and similar to other high-performance turbo four-cylinder engine offerings from American and German automakers. Warranty and ownership perks are about average.

Wildcard

9.0
It's unfortunate that some people might decide not to buy a Type R without driving one due to the polarizing nature of its styling. If you can see past the outward Type A personality — or plan on adjusting some of the offending bodywork on your own — you'll be rewarded with owning one of the most capable and enjoyable FWD cars ever sold in the U.S.

Beyond the driving experience, the Type R always feels special thanks to interior touches such as the classic red upholstery and a special plaque boasting the serial number. The sum of the Type R's attributes makes for a memorable time behind the wheel, whether you're on your favorite back road, a freeway interchange, or simply commuting in stop-and-go traffic.

Which Civic does Edmunds recommend?

If you're going with the Type R, there isn't much to choose from aside from color. We're partial to Boost Blue Pearl or Championship White.

2020 Honda Civic models

The 2020 Honda Civic is offered in several trim levels depending on body style: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, Touring, Sport Touring and two high-performance trims, Si and Type R. The Type R is available only as a hatchback. Highlight features for the Type R include:

  • Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (306 horsepower, 285 lb-ft of torque)
  • Six-speed manual transmission with automatic rev matching and limited-slip differential
  • 20-inch wheels with high-performance tires
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • A 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • 12-speaker sound system
  • Upgraded brakes, suspension with adaptive dampers
  • Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver safety aids that can monitor and warn you about other vehicles in your blind spots as well as alert you about an imminent front collision and can automatically apply the brakes if you don't react in time.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Honda Civic.

5 star reviews: 77%
4 star reviews: 19%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 4%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.7 stars based on 26 total reviews

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    2020 Honda Civic video

    2020 Honda Civic Type R Review: Styling, Interior, and Tech Updates Make This Hot Hatch Even Better

    2020 Honda Civic Type R Review: Styling, Interior, and Tech Updates Make This Hot Hatch Even Better

    [MUSIC PLAYING] CARLOS LAGO: We've been big fans of the Honda Civic Type R ever since it first came out. It's won comparisons. It's highly ranked in our ratings. And it's our go-to recommendation for a fast four-door at this price because it combines speed, functionality, and comfort in a way few cars can match. Now, we actually didn't think it needed much mechanical changes, but apparently, Honda disagreed because for 2020, it's been updated. And this is it. I bet you couldn't tell unless you live and breathe these things. In this video, I'm going to explain what's new, what's not, why this thing's so much fun to drive, and why we like driving it so much. The two are not necessarily the same. For the whole story, go to edmunds.com, but also like, subscribe, and leave a comment below, too. This generation of the Type R has been an aggressive-looking car. That works for some people and it doesn't work for others. I mean, it has three tailpipes, for crying out loud. And the interesting thing is it actually writes a check that the driving experience doesn't quite cash, but in a good way, if that makes sense. But we'll talk about that when we actually get to driving it. For now, let's talk about the changes going on at the front. You have these body-colored accents on the front and rear of the car. That's new. And so are these panels right here. This used to look like a honeycomb grill pattern, which was slightly dishonest because it didn't actually go anywhere or do anything. The only place it actually had an effect was on this opening here so you could hear the horn. So now it's a bit more honest, at least. A step in the right direction. Now past that, the opening here and the radiator core have been adjusted. Honda says this is now 13% larger, if you're taking measurement. We've seen reports that Honda Civic Type Rs have overheated on track. We've never experienced that in our testing, but Honda says this adjustment helps keep the engine cool, and more cool air is something we'll never complain about. The front end of the car remains otherwise largely the same, and a lot of events here up front actually remain functional, and that's what contributes to that aggressive look. I can explain that functionality and explain what those vents do with the handy pen test. What you do is you find something that looks like a vent. You stick a pen in it. If it goes all the way in, it's likely functional. We can start up here with the front. This section, obviously, feeds the radiator. But on the driver's side, there's actually a scoop that goes in and feeds the intake. On the front, lower beneath that, this feeds the inner cooler. And then this hood vent actually looks to be legit. It dumps air behind the back of the engine. The engine's transversely located, so it sits in line with the front axle. So the air gets dumped behind it. Now underneath the front splitter here, you have these vents that cool the front brakes. And then you have this channel here that routes air around the wheel liner, in between the wheel liner and the engine bay, and it exits behind the front wheels. And Honda says that still stabilizes things. Yes, this is still an aggressive-looking car, but I think this is a step in the right direction. Next, let's take a look at the wheels and tires. When you're talking about brakes and tires, you also need to talk about suspension because that all comes together to make handling. And that's an area that we've really liked about the Civic Type R. With regard to suspension, Honda's made some adjustments. The adaptive dampers respond more quickly and they've also tuned a couple settings in the suspension, like new bushings and different alignment settings, in the name of making the handling even more responsive. As far as the brakes go, that's where the other mechanical change is. The rotor diameter is the same and the front 4-piston Brembo calipers are the same, but the construction of the front rotors are different. They were formerly a one-piece rotor, and that's where you use one material to make the brake rotor. Now, they're a more expensive two-piece rotor, and you do that because using different materials allows you to make a rotor that's lighter and can ventilate and cool more properly. Honda says the change is good for five pounds total in the Civic Type R. As far as wheels and tires go, they're the same as last year. The wheels are 20 inches in diameter, 8 and 1/2 inches wide, and the tires are Continental SportContact 6, size 245/30R20. I bring that up because we have experienced premature tire wear with the Civic Type R on track, and we've seen reports of others going through the same. You should probably expect that behavior to continue if you plan on taking your Civic Type R to a track day. Before we talk about interior updates for 2020, I want to just take a moment and talk about the functionality of the interior, and that's one of the Civic Type R's best attributes, right next to how good it drives. And a lot of it has to do with how nice the standard Honda Civic is. It's one of the best in its segment with regard to interior space, and layout for storage, and whatnot. The second row is very large. Especially with these bucket seats, you could still fit people back there comfortably. And the storage solutions for the front are very clever. The center console right here is configurable. It has compartments that you can slide around to secure stuff. And it's deep, too so there's a ton of storage available. This two-level split tray here means you have a larger section at the bottom for bulkier items, and then you have a top little shelf here for like your phone, and then ahead of that, there's a little hole you can run cables through when you wanted to plug into in the car and use Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. Really nice, thoughtful stuff. Now, Civic Type R, specifically for 2020, the steering wheel is now wrapped in alcantara. That's a microfiber suede-like material that feels good. The shifter's also been gussied up, and there's a new knob that's heavier. Why would you do that? Well, it just feels nicer to shift. That lever feels really good. The other addition for the Civic Type R is Honda Sensing, and that's the name that Honda gives its suite of adaptive safety features, like forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. That's standard on the Civic Type R. Civic Type R only comes in one trim level, so this is what you get. I'll comment, too, that adaptive cruise control is really nice with this because when you use it in conjunction with automatic rev matching, on the freeway or in stop-and-go, the computer largely takes care of the gas pedal for you. You basically just clutch and shift. It's nice. It makes driving a manual in rush hour more tolerable. I will say, as someone who drove an Integra GSR in rush hour to college every day, I was fine doing that. But this makes it a little bit nicer. You kids don't know how good you have it. I'll save my "in my day" spiel for another time. Let's get back to the car. I like the plaque behind the shifter that says the serial number of the Civic Type R on it. That's really nice. And to the right of that, you have your drive mode selector. That's the same as last year. But what's new this year is active sound enhancement. The Civic Type R is now pumping in a little bit of engine noise through the stereo to make the engine sound a bit more obvious. You can adjust it with here, but we'll talk about that when when we get to driving. Now we get to my favorite part, which is actually driving the Type R, and cars in general. You may cringe when you hear active sound enhancement, and I get that philosophically, a lot of people have an issue with fake exhaust noise or fake intake noise being pumped into the cabin. Well, the news is all engines lie. All exhausts lie. They're all tuned and artificial to some degree. And drawing a line between where you accept it or not is just arbitrary, so my philosophy is if it sounds good and you don't notice it, hey, who cares? The Civic Type R is a case where I think it's beneficial. One of my complaints with the last year's Civic Type R, with 2017 to last year, was that the 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder was powerful. It packed a solid punch. But it was fairly quiet at high RPMs, relative to the noise of the rest of the car, because you get a fair amount of interior noise and tire noise when you're pushing the car hard on a racetrack. That led to situations where, when you're wearing a helmet, you couldn't actually hear the engine speed. And so you have to be watching the tach very closely to make sure you weren't buzzing red line. That was not a very fun part about driving the Civic Type R fast. But also, that same quietness made driving around town-- especially when you're going quick-- better, because you could do it stealthily. I think the active sound enhancement is a good solution here because when you are really on the gas pedal, especially in the Plus R drive mode, you get more sound. I'm not going to say it's a beautiful sound, because let's face it, turbo-charged inline 4-cylinders just are never going to sound beautiful, but you're going to hear it. And that's what's important to driving fast. And the fact that you can hear it inside, that you have additional indication of when you're getting close to red line, but nobody around you outside can really hear it-- that's a good thing, because I'm all about stealth speed. Of course, they'll see it, because it's still a Civic Type R and it looks the way it does. But hey, small steps. Small steps. Now, when it comes to actual power delivery, the Civic Type R is great because when you get on the gas, its turbocharged engine-- you should typically expect a little bit of delay, depending on the gear that you're in and how much you're asking of the engine. But power seems to really come in strong at about 2,500 RPM to about 6,500 RPM, and that's a really meaty power band for a turbo 4-cylinder. And once you're moving and in gear, this car feels really strong and really punchy. Off the line, it doesn't feel so much that way because you've got to engage the clutch, and you're working with an engine that's off boost. So most of the time when you're driving on city streets at stoplights, lead-footed EV drivers and modestly powerful SUVs are going to dust you off the line. But when you're at speed, that's then the Civic Type R is going to come into its own. Because the engine and transmission are largely the same, they're just going to behave the same way as you would expect, and that's mostly good. You still have rev matching. I used it right there. When you're driving below race pace, like most of us do, the rev matching's fine. When you really start trying to go fast and try and start to do really quick gear changes, that's when you notice that it isn't as fast as it could be or it should be. Some other automakers have faster rev-matching systems, but that's OK. Now, ride and handling is what the Civic Type R does best. It balances both of those attributes admiringly well for a hot hatch or a sports sedan. I'll use two interchangeably when I'm discussing the Civic Type R because who cares, right? If you do, leave a comment. Get it out of your system. You want a car like this because it's a four-door to be family friendly so you can sell it to the spouse, right? But you also still want it to be fun. So you're always going to be straddling that line between ride comfort and driving fun, because responsive, tightly-controlled chassis can make ride quality worse. And I'll say, of course, this is firmer when it comes to ride than your standard Honda Civic, but it's not that bad at all. In fact, I could totally drive this through LA's worst roads every day and be fine. But what's really nice about the ride is it doesn't really sacrifice anything for suspension control, and steering feel, and all that. This is still a nice, great-handling car. And it's so satisfying because you can maintain a lot of speed through corners. You can get up-to-speed quickly, and the tire, and the grip, and the steering all work together to inspire you to enter corners faster, and faster, and faster, and you can maintain that speed all the way through the corner. And that's really exciting. Steering feel is enjoyable. It may seem a little heavy at first, but when you get used to it, you realize the effort is tightly tuned to the available grip and balance of the car, and that makes for a situation when you go into corners, you don't need to put a lot of effort into the wheel. But it gives you just enough feedback and there's just enough effort to balance your input against what you want the car to do and keep it on your path. The adaptive dampers get credit for the ride comfort and the handling comfort. I'm leaving the car in its key up Sports setting. You can back it down one notch to Comfort, if you want. You can increase that to Plus R, if you want. When you do that, the drive modes are going to adjust the throttle sensitivity-- how responsive that gas pedal is. They're going to also adjust just a couple other things, too. But the gist is you use Plus R when you're driving it on the race. You use Comfort if you want a little bit softer of a suspension. It also damps the gas pedal responsiveness, too, to a degree I'm not too much of a fan of. But most people should just leave it in Sport. Now, the brake system has been upgraded. We talked about how Honda did new brake rotors. They also did new pads, and part of that was an explanation that they wanted to reduce the stroke of the brake pedal and make the pedal feel more responsive. Braking performance is something that we've never really had a problem with the Civic Type R. But hey, we'll take an improvement. And I'll say that you probably have to drive this and the last year's Civic Type R back to back in order to appreciate the differences. I'll say from what I'm feeling right now, the brake pedal doesn't need to move a lot. It's more of a pressure actuation, rather than a lever, and I like that in this kind of car when I'm driving fast because you can instinctively get the amount of brake force that you want out of the pedal. It's really easy to intuit it from the feedback through the pedal. All nice stuff. Do the changes that Honda made for 2020 transform the car? No, they just make it a nicer value than it already was. I don't particularly expect the performance figures to change. The last time we tested this, we get 0 to 60 I think in the mid to low 5-second range and the quarter mile in the high to 13-second range. That's probably going to be where it's at. I'd be surprised if you saw dramatic improvements if you were really into hot lapping, but it's possible. In summary, the Civic Type R packs a lot of highly desirable features, and as it should, because the price has creeped up to about $38,000. With it, you get a really nice car to drive, 306 horsepower, really engaging steering and handling, something that feels really fun. But it's also compliant enough and functional enough for the whole family, thanks to a comfortable ride, a functional interior, a large interior, realistic trunk space, rear seats that fold down, and good visibility. There's a lot to like here, and that's great because there isn't much left in the segment that does the same. Your other options are either all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive two-door coupes, so this is a pretty unique offering, and that's always what made the Civic Type R so special. Yeehaw.

    Read the full review <a href="https://edmu.in/2Tlg1De" target="_blank">here</a>. Carlos Lago drives and reviews the new 2020 Honda Civic Type R. In this video, we'll explore what's new with the 2020 Type R interior, exterior, suspension and brakes. We'll also discuss what's not new, like the 306-horsepower turbo 2.0-liter engine, transmission, wheels and tires. For 2020, the Type R also comes with new tech, including adaptive cruise control and active sound enhancement that boosts the engine sound. How does it all work? Watch to find out!


    Features & Specs

    Type R 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    Type R 4dr Hatchback
    2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M
    MSRP$36,995
    MPG 22 city / 28 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission6-speed manual
    Horsepower306 hp @ 6500 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Civic safety features:

    Collision Mitigation Braking System
    Applies the brakes automatically to avoid or minimize a collision.
    Lane Keeping Assist System
    Adjusts the vehicle's direction automatically to help 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

    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 8.4 out of 10. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2020 Civic gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews) You probably care about Honda Civic fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Civic gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Civic has 25.7 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 5-star 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 8.4 out of 10. Our consumer reviews show that the 2020 Civic gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 1 reviews). 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 Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $36,995.

    Other versions include:

    • Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $36,995
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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 Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). For a full list of Civic models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Honda Civic

    2020 Honda Civic Type R Overview

    The 2020 Honda Civic Type R is offered in the following styles: Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

    What do people think of the 2020 Honda Civic Type R?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Honda Civic Type R and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Civic Type R 4.7 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 Type R.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Honda Civic Type R and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Civic Type R featuring deep dives into trim levels including Type R, 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 Type R 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 Type R?
    2020 Honda Civic Type R Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

    The 2020 Honda Civic Type R Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,950. The average price paid for a new 2020 Honda Civic Type R Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending -$1,000 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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    The average savings for the 2020 Honda Civic Type R Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is -2.6% below the MSRP.

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    We are showing 3 2020 Honda Civic Type R Type R 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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    2020 Honda Civic Type R Listings and Inventory

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    Should I lease or buy a 2020 Honda Civic Type R?

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