2020 Honda Civic vs. Its Competition

2020 Honda Civic
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Domestic competitors have largely walked away from small cars like the Civic, what’s left is good though.

The Corolla is significantly updated for 2020 and offers a sedan and hatchback.

Like the Civic, it’s a good value and should be high on any shopper’s list.

The Mazda3 is the most entertaining to drive, but its hatch won’t be for everyone.

The Kia Forte and Hyundai Elantra are similarly good values, we wouldn’t hesitate with either.

The Volkswagen Jetta is sedan-only and sturdy, although a little boring.

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2020 Kia Forte GT2020 Kia Forte
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Quick Specs
6.5
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars.
6.7
The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive.
6.2
It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
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The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
MSRP From     
N/A$18,950N/AN/A$19,500N/A
Gas Mileage     
29 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy
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Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveN/AN/AFront Wheel DriveN/A
Passenger Capacity     
N/A5N/AN/A5N/A
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Transmission     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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