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A practical compact car with features and style.

Honda Civic | CarMax

Whether commuting to work or shuttling your kids around town, the ever-practical 2020 Honda Civic will let you do so in style and comfort. With three body choices—sedan, coupe, and hatchback—and seven trims brimming with standard features, this compact car offers something for everybody. It's an excellent choice for families, professionals, and couples wanting a well-rounded vehicle with a great reputation.

While we currently do not have many 2020 Honda Civics on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2020 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Honda Civic with similar features.

Below are average prices for prior model years of the Honda Civic.

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $15,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $17,0001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $19,0001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $20,5001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $22,0001

Here's what you'll learn in this 2020 Honda Civic review:

Key Specs and Features

MPG:

  • The sedan with FWD, turbocharged 1.5L engine, and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 33 mpg combined.2
  • The coupe with FWD, turbocharged 1.5L engine, and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 33 mpg combined.2
  • The hatchback with FWD, turbocharged 1.5L engine, and automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 32 mpg combined.2

Cargo Space:

  • The 2020 Civic coupe LX and Sport trims boast 12.1 cubic feet of cargo volume while the EX and Touring trims boast 11.9 cubic feet.
  • The 2020 Civic sedan LX, Sport, EX, and EX-L trims offer 15.1 cubic feet of cargo volume while the Touring trim offers 14.7 cubic feet.
  • The 2020 Civic hatchback LX, EX, and EX-L trims feature 25.7 cubic feet of cargo volume while the Sport and Sport Touring trims feature 22.6 cubic feet.

Seating Capacity:

  • All 2020 Honda Civic models offer seating for five passengers.

Engine Options:

  • 2.0L four-cylinder producing 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque (coupe LX and Sport trims and sedan LX and Sport trims)
  • Turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder producing 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque (coupe EX and Touring trims, sedan EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, and hatchback LX, EX, and EX-L trims)
  • Turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder producing 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque with manual transmission or 162 lb-ft of torque with CVT (hatchback Sport and Sport Touring trims)
  • Turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder producing 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque (Si coupe and Si sedan models)

Tech Features:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility come standard on all 2020 Civic trims, except the base LX.
  • All 2020 Civic models feature a seven-inch touchscreen display, except the LX trim, which comes standard with a five-inch color LCD screen.
  • A Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic comes standard on 2020 Civic Touring and Sport Touring trims.
  • All 2020 Honda Civic models include helpful driver assists, such as lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning.
  • A multi-angle rearview monitor comes standard on all 2020 Civic models.

Rankings

The Honda Civic has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured in these ranking lists:

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Fuel Economy

Honda Civic: Engine | CarMax

If fuel economy is a top priority, the 2020 Civic delivers attractive EPA estimates to help you go longer between fills. Fuel economy does vary between powertrain options and body styles, but for your average commuter, the Civic sedan with the turbocharged 1.5L engine and CVT is an excellent choice. It gets an EPA-estimated 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway.2 Looking for a sporty two-door? The 2020 Civic coupe with the turbocharged 1.5L engine and CVT is a close second, delivering an EPA estimated 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.2

2. Balanced Dynamics

Whether finding joy in your daily commute or taking the scenic route, the 2020 Honda Civic strikes an ideal balance between comfort and driving enjoyment. All models deliver a smooth ride with responsive steering, while Sport and Sport Touring trims add an athletic feel with even quicker steering and a firmer brake feel. With such precise handling, this is a fun and compact sedan, coupe, or hatchback to zip around turns and cruise along the highway in.

3. Well-Appointed Interior

Honda Civic: Front Seats | CarMax

The 2020 Honda Civic aims to keep you comfortable during your drive. This compact car proudly boasts soft-touch materials and plush interior details that'll make you want to spend every second of your day behind the wheel. Higher trims come standard with leather-trimmed seats (EX-L, Touring, and Sport Touring trims), along with heated front seats (EX, EX-L, Touring, Sport Touring, Si coupe, and Si sedan trims) to get you through the winter. There is also an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat on EX, EX-L, Touring, and Sport Touring sedans and hatchbacks and a one-touch power moonroof (on all trims except the LX and Sport) to enjoy sunny days.

4. Roomy Cabin

Honda Civic: Backseats | CarMax

Don't be deceived by the 2020 Civic's compact design. Despite its neat dimensions, the interior is roomy enough to hold five passengers and their belongings. If you need stretch-out space for growing teens, the sedan's 37.4 inches of rear-seat legroom is the largest of the three body styles and the trunk holds up to 15.1 cubic feet of cargo volume. Meanwhile, if versatility is what you're after, the hatchback boasts 25.7 cubic feet of cargo volume with all seats in place and 46.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. That's plenty of space to cart around sporting equipment or camping gear for some weekend fun.

Honda Civic: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

5. Excellent Technology

Honda Civic:Tech Dash | CarMax

The 2020 Honda Civic includes many tech features that will enhance your connectivity and inspire confidence when behind the wheel. All trims, except the base LX, boast a standard seven-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, providing seamless integration to certain smartphone apps. If you want a satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition, Touring and Sport Touring models come standard with this feature, along with a more premium audio system. Driver-assist features are also plentiful with automatic high-beams and forward-collision warning on all trim levels. Every 2020 Civic also includes standard automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist to help you master your daily commute.


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What You Need to Know

Honda Civic: Available Trims

  • LX (coupe, sedan, and hatchback): Includes 16-inch alloy wheels (coupe and hatchback models only), body-colored power side mirrors, automatic climate control system, driver seat with manual height adjustment, five-inch color LCD screen, and more.
  • Sport (coupe, sedan, and hatchback): Adds 18-inch alloy wheels with gloss black inserts, fog lights, sport pedals, seven-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and more.
  • EX (coupe, sedan, and hatchback): Adds 17-inch alloy wheels, one-touch power moonroof with tilt feature, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, eight-speaker audio system with subwoofer (sedan and hatchback models only), and more.
  • EX-L (sedan and hatchback): Adds an automatic-dimming rearview mirror, leather-trimmed interior, available HomeLink® Remote System,3 and more.
  • Touring (coupe and sedan): Adds 18-inch alloy wheels with gloss shark-gray inserts, LED headlights with auto-on/off, automatic-dimming rearview mirror, leather-trimmed seats, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition, and more.
  • Sport Touring (hatchback): Adds an underbody spoiler kit, center-mounted dual-outlet exhaust, four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, sport pedals, 12-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer, and more.
  • Si (coupe and sedan): Adds 18-inch matte-black alloy wheels, six-speed manual transmission, adaptive damper system, body-color wing spoiler, textured aluminum pedals, and more.

2020 Honda Civic: Available Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic (all Civic sedan trims)
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic (all Civic sedan, Civic coupe, Civic Si sedan, and Civic Si coupe trims)
  • Molten Lava Pearl (Civic sedan LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims only)
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Polished Metal Metallic (all Civic hatchback trims)
  • Rallye Red (all Civic sedan, Civic coupe, Civic Si sedan, and Civic Si coupe trims as well as Civic hatchback Sport, EX, EX-L, Sport Touring trims only)
  • Sonic Gray Pearl (all Civic hatchback trims)

2020 Honda Civic: Interior

  • All 2020 Civic models offer two rows of seating for five passengers.
  • Out of all 2020 Civic body styles, the hatchback version offers the most cargo space with 25.7 cubic feet of trunk volume.
  • EX-L, Touring, and Sport Touring trims come standard with leather-trimmed seats.
  • Heated front seats come standard on EX, EX-L, Touring, Sport Touring, Si coupe, and Si sedan trims.

2020 Honda Civic: Average CarMax Prices

The 2020 Honda Civic is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the Honda Civic.

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $15,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $17,0001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $19,0001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $20,5001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $22,0001

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2020 Honda Civic, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

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Safety and Reliability

RepairPal® Reliability Ratings for the Honda Civic4

The 2020 Honda Civic is a newer model and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. You may also consider other used Honda Civics with similar features. Below are RepairPal reliability ratings for prior model years of the Honda Civic.

  • Overall RepairPal Reliability Rating - 4.5/5.0
  • Average annual cost of unscheduled repairs and maintenance: $368.00

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010–2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. Learn more at www.carmax.com/repairpal-reliability.

NHTSA Safety Ratings: 2020 Honda Civic

The 2020 Honda Civic received overall 5/5 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Honda Civic, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Toyota Corolla

With its easy-driving character, smooth ride, and spacious interior, the Toyota Corolla will satiate your cravings for comfort. 2017–2019 models boast 41.4 inches of rear-seat legroom, which will provide your taller passengers with plenty of stretch-out space on longer drives. Rough roads and potholes won't leave you feeling jostled either since the Corolla's comfort-tuned suspension soaks up road imperfections quite well. All trims also come standard with 60/40-split-folding rear seats, making it easy to expand the trunk's 13 cubic feet of volume to carry more gear. If you're looking for sportier standard features, the SE trim (2017–2019 models) boasts the following:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Leather-trimmed tilt-and-telescopic three-spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters (CVT only)
  • SofTex®-trimmed front sport seats with premium fabric inserts

Honda Accord

If a midsize sedan is more what you're after, the Honda Accord is an excellent option with its roomy interior and choices between different four-cylinder engines. With seating for five passengers, the 2018–2019 Accord works well for families, especially with 16.7 cubic feet of cargo volume to carry everything from luggage and sporting equipment to a stroller. Under the hood, a direct-injected turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder with 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque comes standard on all 2018–2019 trims and returns an EPA estimated 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway with a continuously variable transmission.2 If you're looking for more enthusiasm, a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque is available on 2018–2019 Sport, EX-L, and Touring models. The mid-range EX trim also offers a nice complement of standard features, including the following on 2018–2019 models:

  • 17-inch machine-finished alloy wheels
  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
  • Heated front seats
  • Blind-spot monitoring system

The Bottom Line

The 2020 Honda Civic is a fantastic compact car offering a range of engine and trim options to suit your lifestyle. From the spacious sedan and sporty coupe to the versatile hatchback, you are going to enjoy the driving experience that this model provides.

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1Based on prices on carmax.com in December 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
3Remote start functionality may require the purchase of a subscription plan and/or a compatible device like a smart phone. See the owner's manual or manufacturer website for more information.
4RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. Learn more at repairpal.com/reliability. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/1/2019. Learn more at repairpal.com/reliability
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