The car has not been congenital that is all things to all people, but the 2020 Honda Civic makes a acceptable run at it.
The Civic is the acknowledged bunched car in the U.S. It’s accessible in auto ($19,750), auto ($20,950) and auto ($21,650) anatomy styles.
A abundant aboriginal car, the Civic will amuse baby families, downsizing seniors and anyone who needs solid busline captivated in Honda quality.
Of course, families with added than a brace of accouchement charge not apply. Nor should off-roaders or anyone who tows. Buyers gluttonous affluence charge additionally attending elsewhere, as Honda bucks the trend that has automakers loading up their entry-level cars with abundant accoutrements.
Balanced, athletic, engaging
Even in its advanced Sport Touring trim, the Civic comes beyond beneath as a affluence wannabe than a refined, able-bodied and carefully advised ancestors car.
Moreover, Civic balances a affection ride with engaging, able-bodied dynamics and a council arrangement that is responsive, authentic and communicative. In all of its configurations, the Civic boasts a adequate ride and advantageous handling.
With their acquainted suspensions, three models — Sport (180-hp), Si (205 hp/$25,000) and Type R (306 hp/$35,000) — aboveboard coquette with enthusiasts.
The auto offers the account of a large, accessible burden breadth and the auto boasts one of the segment’s bigger trunks.
The auto is all about attractive good.
Newly advancing presence
Other than the coupe, whose glace fastback does austere accident to rear bench headroom, all Civics calmly bench four adults.
The current, tenth-generation Civic debuted in 2016. Aftermost year Honda gave the auto and auto a mid-cycle refresh. This year, the auto takes its turn.
The bear is accessible in bristles trim levels, LX ($21,650), Sport ($22,750), EX ($24,150), EX-L ($25,350) and Sport Touring ($28,850).
A scattering of sheet-metal updates — a new grille, new bumpers and new headlights and fog lamp housings — accord the auto a added advancing presence.
Inside, there are acceptable infotainment-system updates and beginning autogenous trim packages.
Honda’s adapted Display Audio touchscreen interface has a aboveboard and convenient card structure. An audio-system aggregate bulge replaces the aftermost generation’s arduous capacitative-touch slider. And Honda mixes in a set of adamantine buttons, simplifying the administration of oft-used functions.
Extensive use of noise-suppression abstracts throughout the hatchback’s berth and burden breadth produces the best agreeable Civic berth in memory.
A archetypal of spatial efficiency, the Civic berth is arranged with accidental accumulator opportunities. In every archetypal and trim, Civic’s berth is ample and well-equipped. Alike the abject LX gets Honda’s Safety Sense apartment of driver-assist features.
Two four-cylinder engines are offered, one turbocharged, the added not. Both are able and able abundant to amuse about every driver.
Two engines, two transmissions
The abject auto and auto are powered by a 158-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. A turbocharged 1.5-liter four makes 174 hp and admiral high trims of the auto and coupe. The aforementioned agent is accepted on the hatchback, area it is acquainted to accomplish up to 180 hp.
Two transmissions are available, a continuously capricious assemblage and a six-speed manual. Both are first-rate examples of their alone breeds. The stick reminds us that no one does front-wheel-drive transmissions bigger than Honda.
And, with its apish about-face credibility and accessible paddle shifters, the CVT alike has a bit of breeze back needed.
Equipped with the 2.0-liter four, the Civic runs the 0-60 birr in 8.2 seconds; the turbocharged agent does it in 6.8 seconds.
With the stick, the Civic gets amid 26 and 29 mpg in the burghal and 36 and 37 mpg on the highway. The auto with the CVT gets up to 31 mpg in the burghal and 40 mpg on the highway.
Honda circuit out the account with a host of trim-level enhancements, including:
Honda has awash added than a actor 10th-generation Civics back 2016. It can’t be all things to all people, but it’s acutely acceptable a agglomeration of them,
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2020 Honda Civic Bear Sport Touring Vehicle abject price: $19,750 Trim akin abject price: $28,850 As tested: $29,760 (includes destination and handling) Options: The Sport Touring is a absolutely able trim; our tester included no options. EPA rating: 32 combined/29 city/35 highway Regular unleaded ammunition specified
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