2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Review Cincinnati

Honda Civic Hatchback

Key Features

  • Starting at $22,580 MSRP*
  • Standard 1.5L Turbocharged Engine with 174 horsepower and computer-controlled injection
  • Choice of a standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional CVT
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback
  • Available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Smartphone Integration
  • Optional Sport trim level featuring Center-Mounted Dual-Outlet Exhaust and Sport Pedals
  • Available 7-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Electrostatic Touch-Screen

Honda Civic Hatchback

About the Honda Civic Hatchback

From its bold front fascia to its signature C-shaped tail lights, the Honda Civic Hatchback perfectly balances athletic styling with everyday practicality. A tech-infused interior layout allows drivers to stay connected no matter how far their journeys take them. Versatility remains a strength of the Civic Hatchback with standard 60/40 split folding rear seatbacks along with an array of configurable cargo storage solutions. Turbocharged engine performance and your choice of a responsive 6-speed manual transmission or an efficient CVT allows you to add a dose of adrenaline to your daily drive. Standard Honda Sensing® driver-assistive safety technologies help provide a helping hand when you need them the most. No other five-door hatchback is able to match the compelling combination of technology, performance, value, and versatility found on every Honda Civic Hatchback.

What the Critics Say

We use words like “clever” and “thoughtful” to describe Honda’s handling of cargo and personal effects. Despite the rather small footprint, the Civic hatchback can fit a lot of luggage. The interior pockets and bins are generous, and a few extra touches gain it extra points.” — Edmunds
The engine is a high-point for the Civic Hatch with punchy responses once it comes into boost, something it does with minimal traces of turbo-lag. Acceleration from a standstill is brisk while jumping on the throttle from moderate speeds sees the Civic surge forward eagerly to well beyond highway speeds.” — CarBuzz

What’s New for 2020

The Honda Civic Hatchback receives an assortment of key updates and revisions for the 2020 model year. Refreshed exterior styling cues include a new front fascia, updated rear bumper, new wheel designs, and darker headlight trim. Additional sound deadening has been added to the interior for a more refined ride. The interior also receives different trim patterns. Lastly, a 6-speed manual transmission is now available on top-trim Sport Touring models.

Honda Civic Hatchback Features

Honda Civic Hatchback Styling

Athletic Styling

Featuring striking character lines and a chiseled front fascia, the Honda Civic Hatchback demands attention from every angle. LED daytime running lights help add visibility to the front while complementing the bold styling of the front end. Sport and Sport Touring models include 18-inch alloy wheels along with a center-mounted exhaust which hint at the athletic performance capabilities of the Civic Hatchback. Its eye-catching profile arches forward, hinting at the exhilarating thrills beneath the hood. Its five-door hatchback layout offers tremendous versatility and cargo-carrying abilities, making it an excellent choice for those living active lifestyles. Its aggressive styling culminates at the rear hatch, complemented by signature Honda C-shaped LED tail lights.

Potent Performance

The Honda Civic Hatchback come standard with a 1.5-liter Turbocharged Engine with 174 horsepower which offers the perfect combination of power and efficiency. Drivers will have their choice of a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an available CVT with paddle shifters. Choosing Sport or Sport Touring trims boosts the horsepower output to 180. These trims also include a center-mounted dual-outlet exhaust, 18-inch alloy wheels, and other sport-focused features. All Civic Hatchback models include an independent rear suspension which balances responsive handling with on-road comfort at all speeds. A futuristic digital driver information interface allows you to monitor critical performance data without compromising your attention to the road.

Honda Civic Hatchback Turbocharged Engine

Honda Civic Hatchback Interior

Tech-Focused Interior

Whether it’s a quick trip across town or a cross-country adventure, the Honda Civic Hatchback has an interior which perfectly balances comfort, technology, and versatility. Optional Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ lets you access the power of your compatible smartphone to use your favorite apps along the journey. Hear your favorite songs with outstanding clarity with the available 540-watt, 12-speaker premium audio system inside the Civic Hatchback. Luxurious amenities also offered inside the cabin include heated leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a one-touch power moonroof, and a remote start system. Regardless of your destination, the standard Honda Sensing® intelligent suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies lets you drive with confidence and peace of mind while protecting you from the unexpected on the roads.

Trims & Specs

Honda Civic Hatchback LX


  • Starting at $22,580 MSRP*
  • 174-hp, 1.5L Turbocharged Engine with Continuously Variable Transmission
  • Honda Sensing®
  • 60/40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seatback
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • 5-Inch Color LCD Screen
Honda Civic Hatchback Sport


  • Starting at $23,680 MSRP*
  • 180-hp, 1.5L Turbocharged Engine (6-speed manual transmission standard, CVT available)
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Center-Mounted Dual-Outlet Exhaust
  • 7-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Electrostatic Touch-Screen
  • Underbody Spoiler Kit

Honda Civic Hatchback EX


  • Starting at $25,080 MSRP*
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • HondaLink®
  • Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment
Honda Civic Hatchback EX-L


  • Starting at $36,280 MSRP*
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror with HomeLink®
  • Remote Engine Start with Push Button Start
  • Heated, Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors
  • Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

Sport Touring

  • Starting at $28,980 MSRP*
  • 540-Watt Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers, Including Subwoofer
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Heated Front and Outboard Rear Seats
  • Rain-Sensing, Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $930.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring6MT trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring CVT trims. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX/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.