2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Changes, Release Date – Last year the popular Civic Sedan was updated with a variety of changes, but civic hatch had to wait until this year to get its refresh. As you would expect, It does see the same update from the sedan. But also some expensive ones since this hash is both sporty-rear and more practical. Let’s see if the updates have made the excellent hatch even better.
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2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Changes
It is starting things off here with the exterior style. This is one of those refreshes that you’ll only notice the changes if you see them side by side with the old model Upfront. The grille has been ever so slightly reworked, and it’s still black across all trims. But, the more noticeable change is the body-colored piece that now goes through the fog light housing. However, one small adjustment is a new black accent inside of the house.
Finally, at the bottom, all but the base LX will have fog lights as far as all the rest of the styling it receives similar small changes like the body-colored bar that goes across the back bumper open. Now it does continue to look significantly sporty-rear than the sedan.
Thanks to not one but two standard spoilers Plus, if you choose either of the sport trims, you would have dual sensor mounts at exhaust pipes. The only part that looks like the sedan is the taillights that share the same boomerang shape.
So overall, while the design changes are not significant, the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback has always been one of the most distinctively styled products in the entire class. Now outside of the sheet metal, every trim receives new wheel designs, especially in the EX Trims. We now have a dark finish 17-inch alloy, while both the sport and sport-touring come with new and very nice-looking 18-inch contrast alloys, even the LX gets a different 16-inch alloy.
More importantly, though, the entire Honda sensing suite is standard across the board. That means even the base LX will come with collision mitigation braking Lane Keeping Assist, Auto high beam headlights and adaptive cruise control with low speed follow. That’s something that very few of the rivals can match, but that’s pretty much sums up the exterior updates.
So now, let’s go ahead and see what Honda has changed on the inside. On the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback, You’ll soon find the smart entry systems standard on the Sport trim and up as well as the remote start system. That means that now only the base model going to come without the smart entry system and remote start. So, to get inside the vehicle, all you have to do is just reach behind the handle since there’s a sensor.
You’re not gonna notice a lot of changes, but there are a lot of more subtle updates around the cabin. You are now going into our material and color options. You do have several to choose from LX and sport; they’re gonna come with cloth seating in black only.
Once you get up to this EX, though, it’s still cloth, but you have the extra option of ivory gray. When you go up to the EXL or the top in sport touring, that’s where you’ll get the leather trim seats, and they come in the selection of black or ivory colors now.
What’s new this year, though, is that all across all the trims, you’ve got new interior trim pieces. So what you’ll be looking at is painted pattern on the LX and the EX. The sport has a different geometric design, and then you have a brushed black trim on your top two trims. They’re coming over here to your door trim; it is appointed as you would expect. You have the seating material mirrored up here to the door trim.
Now when you do, you’ll see this 7-inch display fire up one of the changes for 2020 is at the trendy sports model. Which is one rung above below this EX trim that we’re in right now? That now gets this 7-inch display where previously it had these small 5-inch display, which is now reserved for only the LX.
Checking out your gauges, over there, Honda has nicely included this premium setup standard across all the trim levels starting last year. So, what you have to do here is click this little button, you can toggle between a lot of different.
Relevant sources, as you can see, 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is beautiful animations and even has things like your turbo boost. So, this is a cool setup, especially when you consider the price tag of this car. Coming back to the steering wheel, you have electric power-assisted steering.
But you might also be noticing that we have a leather wrap steering wheel that is new to the EX trim for 2020. It continues to be available on the upper in trims. You have your button for your cruise control and all your fully-loaded model. You will have rain-sensing wipers.
2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Specs
Talk about the powertrain Now you notice I said powertrain, not powertrains. That continues to be one of the benefits of the set catch over the sedan is that you skip the base powertrain. You’re going to go straight to the 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder even on the base model. Wow that’s going to continue to produce 174 horsepower or 180 horsepower if you choose the sport or sport touring and 162 pound-feet of torque.
Now your engine is pair to a continuously variable transmission in most cases. However, the sport and now for 2020 these sport Touring’s not something people can ask. You can get a six-speed manual and even on the fully loaded model.
So that’s a new thing, and that’s exclusive to the hatchback model and then lastly in regards to your fuel economy. What you’ll be looking at is 31 city 40 Highway 34 combined, and then when you go with the manual, it’s going to lower the fuel economy just a little bit to 32 combined.
But anyway, that’s enough of the specs. Let’s proceed ahead including taking it out on the road All right, so first take it off here in the 2020 Honda Civic hatchback We have driven this vehicle before it one or two times, and every time I have to say, we are just very impressed when we first get onto the throttle In this class of vehicle. It’s very typical to feel underpowered to feel so slow and sluggish. Perhaps make a lot of noise You know, but this 1.5-liter turbo, it’s small but mighty.
It does produce more power than a lot of the competition. So, you’re starting with that nearly 180 horsepower but, it feels like ample power. Especially when you first take off, they have it tuned in such a way that with the throttle response and stuff when you first take off. It’s like wow, you will feel impress. Now, of course, doesn’t taper off yes; it does because this is not a super-powerful engine overall, it is 180 horsepower and something small that’s right.
Now, as far as the CVT goes, a place that most of them are going to have that equip on them, we don’t have any paddle shifters for a simulation or anything like that on this trim. But we have to say the CVT does an excellent job on to make some of the best CVTs. Because they’re not obtrusive, they kind of blend into the background, we haven’t noticed any droning, even when you’re hard on the throttle and the 1.5 is already so quiet that It just like it.
Civic Hatchback Price
The pricing is concerned for the 2020 Honda Civic hatchback. You aren’t going to see very much of a price increase over the sedan model.
For the very base LX, you’re going to come in at twenty-one thousand six hundred and fifty dollars, which is a little bit less than the 2019 version. That’s nice, and then if you want to go for the Sport trim, that’s going to be twenty-three thousand five-fifty.
The EX Trim is twenty-four thousand one hundred fifty, which is what we have here. The EXL Navi is twenty-five thousand three-fifty, and then finally of the Sport Touring model at twenty-eight thousand eight hundred fifty. It’s something worth looking at if you’re in the Honda Civic market and for the date of issue there is still no confirmation.