2020 Honda Civic Hatch Gains Updated Styling And The Latest Tech

Honda has updated the 5-door Civic hatch for the 2020 model year, giving it a slight exterior makeover while also adding new interior trim, a revised Sport grade, plus additional tech such as the upgraded Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

Prices start from $21,650 for the entry-level LX and run as high as $28,850 for range-topping Sport Touring.

Styling-wise, the revamped Civic gets new lower bumper fog light housings, which now come with a body-color crossbar. Also new is the Honda signature ‘wing’ grille crossbar, while the headlights now come with a sporty blackout treatment.At the rear, the lower bumper openings were revisited as well, mirroring the changes that took place at the other end. Meanwhile, all trims feature new wheel designs (either grey or black), with Sport Touring versions boasting improved LED headlights with wider and longer light beams.

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Inside, the 2020 Civic 5-door boasts new dashboard trim, with Sport versions rocking a geometrical pattern, whereas LX and EX models get a new painted pattern, while EX-L and Sport Touring feature an exclusive brushed black treatment.

Other upgrades include an 8-way power driver’s seat for the EX trim, which also receives a new leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. On Sport Touring models, HomeLink is now available at no extra cost, while the six-speed manual transmission is available with the standard 1.5-liter turbo four. Furthermore, all versions benefit from additional sound insulation in the floor, trunk and front and rear fenders.

In the Sport and Sport Touring, apart from the previously-mentioned 7-inch Display Audio system, standard equipment includes Smart Start push-button ignition and Smart Entry keyless entry, Remote Start, new seat upholstery and a new embossed dash trim, with the Sport Touring also offering customers the option of choosing a CVT automatic transmission.

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  • Mr. EP9

    It’s still ugly.

  • Bash

    Actually the interior is pretty nice.

  • Matthijs

    Yeah lets make it even more wild.. it’s really the most aweful looking hatch in its segment. I’d rather have a boring Golf

  • Bananarama

    I love the way the hatch looks. It’s weird. Good.

    If you want a traditional shaped hatch, the Golf and i30 are there for you.

    The gray paint and sport package look particularly good imo

  • Jason Miller

    6MT actually gets better highway mileage than the CVT? That doesn’t happen often anymore.

  • Dude

    I love the new wheels but christ those new bumper bits are ugly. I’ve always loved the way the hatch looks but Honda is crazy for thinking that more styling tri. I trim was the best way to make it look better

  • William rowe

    it looks the same to me and it’s getting long in the teeth, the style was fresh when it came out but time is aging it badly. What I do really like is the dashboard. That is a style honda should stick too. As for the exterior, try harder next time around

  • WalthamDan

    Tonka called. They’d like their supply of black plastic returned.

  • iggination

    The interior of the Civic looks great for the price. I was in a base model, and the only thing that I didn’t like was the small infotainment screen that comes standard on the base trims. Everything else felt much better than the segment it competes in. It’s really telling when looking at base trims from all competitors. When looking at the upper trims, the Civic interior feels even better!

    • LJ

      It’s nowhere near the quality found inside the new Mazda 3.

  • carsmofo

    Perfect example of a great car being ruined by styling.

    • Porkopolis

      And it seems as though just a small tweek or two of the curves over the wheel arches would improve everything. It’d still appear robotic, and probably ugly, but less awkward.

  • Stephen G

    Less ugly is still ugly.

  • chris

    was it SO hard that they couldn’t put the latest infotainment?

    • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

      Honda engineers gotta save the good stuff for the next-gen, Chrissy.

  • iddqd

    Honda will go the route of Nissan, if they don’t change their design language quickly…

    • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

      I have to disagree, Nissan new design language looks the part on the Maxima, Altima, Sentra, and new Versa. The Nissan Titan and Armada may were afterthoughts.

  • Zazzspeed

    Still no Si trim level for the Hatchback unfortunately. Between the 6spd Sport hatch and the Type R, there is a $15,000 gap that an Si hatch would’ve filled quite nicely, including the space in my garage. Screw it, time to go C6 shopping instead.

  • 85ZingoGTR

    Seriously. I just love Hondas idea of a refresh. The refresh in only places they know because nothing here looks different to me than the outgoing model.


    It still looks like a car crash.
    No matter what energy or expertise you throw in, you really can’t polish a turd…

    • Six_Tymes

      “It still looks like a car crash.” LMAO!

      funny, and truth.

  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ🍑

    I am just not fond of Honda Motor Company or its vehicles with the exceptions of this car looks quite decent in its own right, and the previous generation Honda Accord, and the new Honda Odyssey, but the Ridgeline and Pilot should be destroyed w/fire or the current designers should be promptly terminated.

  • LJ

    I have a 2014 Mazda 6 and I still have yet to hear a rattle.

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