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This week, the 2020 Honda Civic coupe and sedan made their debuts with identical style as last year's model—even the same features—and a $335 price hike across the board compared to the 2019 Civic. Like last year, the 2020 Civic is available as a coupe, sedan, or hatchback, with performance variants scattered among the body styles.
The 2020 Civic sedan is available in LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, or Touring trims with a 6-speed manual standard on Sport and LX trims, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) either standard or optional fare on the rest. The 2020 Civic coupe is available in the same trim levels (sans EX-L) with a 6-speed standard on only the Sport version. A base 2020 Civic LX sedan costs $21,480 and a top-trim Civic Touring sedan costs $28,530, including destination charges. The base 2020 Civic LX coupe runs $21,880 and a top Civic Touring coupe costs $28,080.
Civic LX and Sport models are powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 158 horsepower, teamed to a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT with paddle-shifters in Sport trim, which cost $800 extra. Base LX versions get a 5.0-inch display for audio, one USB port, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, power features, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and automatic climate controls. Sport trims ($22,680 for coupe, $22,380 for sedan) and higher get a 7.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, which will appeal to most shoppers. (Eds note: Except one.)
Civic EX models upgrade to a 1.5-liter turbo-4 that makes 174 hp ($24,430 for coupe, $24,630 for sedan) and add dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition, heated seats, upgraded audio (coupe only), a power-adjustable driver's seat (sedan only), heated front seats, and a moonroof. Civic EX-L sedans add leather for a $1,200 upcharge.
The Civic Touring ticks all the boxes with navigation, leather, 18-inch wheels, heated rear seats, and premium audio for $28,080 and $28,530 for a coupe and sedan, respectively.
Honda says the 2020 Civic is available in dealerships now.