2020 Honda Civic vs 2019 Honda Civic
2020 Honda Civic 2019 Honda Civic

  Engine

2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4

  Horsepower

158 158

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/36 * 25/36 *

2020 Honda Civic vs 2019 Honda Civic

Serving Nashville, TN

The Honda Civic has proven its worth for more than 35 years. The model is offered as a sedan, coupe, or hatchback, but it's the sedan that gets most of the attention, and rightly so. Loaded with standard features on all trims and with the latest in driver aid and safety systems included at no extra charge, this commuter vehicle pleases all who drive it.

The 2019 Honda Civic sedan received quite an upgrade, including a restyled front bumper and a new, optional infotainment interface with hard buttons for the high-level functions. The Sport trim, previously offered only on the hatchback model, is now part of the sedan lineup. The 2020 models are virtually unchanged, but considering the modest price increase, shoppers will want to check out the 2020 trims carefully.

Performance

The base Civic LX trim comes with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 158 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but buyers can choose a continuously variable transmission if they wish. The Sport trim gets the same engine, but the EX comes with the turbocharged 1.5L engine. This engine produces a total of 174 horsepower. The uplevel trims also get the turbocharged engine, and the CVT is standard. The Si version has a more powerful turbocharged engine, one that pumps out a total of 205 horsepower, and it's mated to the manual transmission. The Civic Type R is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 306 horsepower, and like the Si, it comes only with the manual transmission. These performance specs are the same for the 2020 models, so there's no engine upgrade for the current model year. Buyers won't be disappointed, however, because the Civic sedan performs marvelously on the highways and the arterials.

Appearance

The sleek design of the Honda Civic is one of its most significant selling points. Although classified as a compact, it's a vast body, and gently sloping roof means plenty of room on the inside. The front bumper and grille were redesigned for 2019, and this upgraded carries over to the 2020 model year. The base trim gets 16-inch wheels, and the EX comes with 17-inch alloy wheels. Larger 18-inch wheels are standard on the Touring and Sport Touring models. LED running lights are standard on all trims.

Features

The 2019 Honda Civic sedan base trim boasts automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a 5-inch display screen, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system. The uplevel Sport trim, new for 2019, adds on a rear armrest with cupholders, sports pedals, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The EX and above trims come with a sunroof, a larger screen display, dual-zone climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and satellite radio. All of these features are included in the 2020 models as well. Both the 2019 and 2020 Honda Civic sedan trims include the Honda Sensing safety package. This package comes with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking. A rearview camera is also standard across the trim lineup.

Contact Crest Honda today for the latest information on trim availability, package specials, and lease deals. Test drive the new 2020 trim of your choice, and don't forget to ask about special pricing on the outgoing 2019 Civic sedan models.

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* 25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.