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Redesigned 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Gets Fresh Exterior and Interior Styling, Updated Technology and Expanded Manual Transmission Availability

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Aug 15, 2019 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • Civic Hatchback receives more aggressive front and rear styling
  • Sport Touring trim now available with 6-speed manual transmission
  • Civic is the retail best-selling car in America three years running
The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback returns with updated exterior styling, new interior trim, and a revised Sport trim that adds Smart Start and Entry and an upgraded Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. In addition, the line-topping Sport Touring trim is now available with a 6-speed manual transmission for the first time. The 2020 Civic Hatchback goes on-sale tomorrow with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $21,650 (excluding $930 destination and handling), joining the 2020 Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe which were refreshed last year.

Exterior and Interior Updates

Exterior styling refinements to the 2020 Civic Hatchback lineup include revised styling of the lower bumper fog light housings, which now feature a body-color crossbar. The Honda-signature "wing" grille crossbar is also updated, and the headlights now feature a sporty blackout treatment. In the rear, the lower bumper openings receive similar changes to the front, with a new body-color crossbar. All trims feature new wheel designs, in either dark gray or black. Sport Touring trims also benefit from improved LED headlights with wider and longer light beams.

Inside the 2020 Civic Hatchback, new dash trim differentiates various trim levels, with Sport trims receiving a new geometrical pattern, LX and EX a new painted pattern, and EX-L and Sport Touring an exclusive brushed black treatment. The EX trim also adds an 8-way power driver's seat in place of manual adjustments, plus a new leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Sport Touring trims also now come with HomeLink®, plus the option of a 6-speed manual transmission mated to the standard 1.5-liter turbo engine. All Civic Hatchbacks also benefit from additional sound insulation in the floor, trunk, and front and rear fenders.

This year's changes build on model year 2019 (MY19) changes, which included the addition of the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive systems as standard equipment on all trims, and multiple usability updates. Enhancements to technology and connectivity for MY19 included an updated Display Audio system on EX, EX-L and Sport Touring trims with physical buttons and a volume knob, improved voice recognition and Bluetooth® , a USB sub-cord, upgraded steering wheel controls for simplified operation, and physical buttons for fan speed on models with dual-zone climate control. Other changes included a new center console cup holder that better holds larger beverages, and an updated electronic parking brake with an indicator light.

Sport and Sport Touring Trims

The Civic Hatchback Sport receives a host of changes for the 2020 model year. The upgraded 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio system with eight speakers (up from four) and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration is now standard on Sport trims, along with Smart Start pushbutton ignition and Smart Entry keyless entry for improved ease of use. Sport trims equipped with the CVT also come with remote start for the first time. Additionally, Sport receives new seat upholstery unique to Sport trims, and a new embossed dash trim similar to what's found on the Sport trim introduced last year for Civic Sedan. For the line-topping Sport Touring trim, buyers now have a choice of either CVT automatic or 6-speed manual transmissions, both of which remain available in the Sport trim. HomeLink® is also standard.

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In addition to being the best-selling car in its class, the Honda Civic has been the retail best-selling passenger car for three straight years. Civic is also the number one choice for Millennials, Gen Z, multicultural and first-time buyers, making it an important gateway to the Honda brand for the newest car shoppers in the market today. The 2020 Civic Hatchback for the U.S. market is manufactured exclusively by Honda's Swindon, UK plant.


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Basically the same changes that were made to the Sport Coupe and Sedan trims. At least it won't be as bare bones as it was before.
 

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Adding Sensing to the ‘19 manual Sport was the major change. It would’ve been a perfect car with CarPlay but, alas, you need to shell out a few more $k’s for the Sport Touring to mate with a manual. But at least it’s available in 2020. (Update: Sport 6MT is now perfected)
 
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Thanks for the update. I've tried contacting my dealers about this exact question and nobody in my area has any clue.

So does this likely (or definitively) mean that Apple CarPlay/Android Auto will be included with this trim line? Honestly that feature missing was one of the major things that pushed me more towards the Si than a Sport hatch, despite preferring the design, cargo space, and price tag of the Sport hatch better. If the 2020 Sport hatch has that feature, that might seal the deal for me.
 
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Thanks for the update. I've tried contacting my dealers about this exact question and nobody in my area has any clue.

So does this likely (or definitively) mean that Apple CarPlay/Android Auto will be included with this trim line? Honestly that feature missing was one of the major things that pushed me more towards the Si than a Sport hatch, despite preferring the design, cargo space, and price tag of the Sport hatch better. If the 2020 Sport hatch has that feature, that might seal the deal for me.
The Sport sedan has Carplay so definitely. The sedan Sport loaner I got also had tweeters, is that already on the Sport hatch? My 2017 doesn't have them.
 

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I thought the CarPlay and Android Auto didn't start until the EX line. So you could get them on the Sport Touring but not the Sport. Perhaps I'm mistaken? And I believe Sport only has the standard audio system.

EDIT: I'm referring to 6MT only. .. not sure if that makes a difference.
 
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Make's it the same as a 2019 Canadian Sport.

My 2018 Canadian Sport has all that except the Honda Sensing package, which was optional until 2019.
 

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Make's it the same as a 2019 Canadian Sport.

My 2018 Canadian Sport has all that except the Honda Sensing package, which was optional until 2019.
I would love it if it were exactly like the Canadian 2019 Sport. I doubt it's getting all the way there though since you guys get standard heated seats too! I'd still be happy with just the infotainment upgrade.
 

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Redesigned 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Gets Fresh Exterior and Interior Styling, Updated Technology and Expanded Manual Transmission Availability
Aug 15, 2019 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • Civic Hatchback receives more aggressive front and rear styling
  • Sport Touring trim now available with 6-speed manual transmission
  • Civic is the retail best-selling car in America three years running

The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback returns with updated exterior styling, new interior trim, and a revised Sport trim that adds Smart Start and Entry and an upgraded Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. In addition, the line-topping Sport Touring trim is now available with a 6-speed manual transmission for the first time. The 2020 Civic Hatchback goes on-sale tomorrow with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $21,650 (excluding $930 destination and handling), joining the 2020 Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe which were refreshed last year.

Exterior and Interior Updates

Exterior styling refinements to the 2020 Civic Hatchback lineup include revised styling of the lower bumper fog light housings, which now feature a body-color crossbar. The Honda-signature "wing" grille crossbar is also updated, and the headlights now feature a sporty blackout treatment. In the rear, the lower bumper openings receive similar changes to the front, with a new body-color crossbar. All trims feature new wheel designs, in either dark gray or black. Sport Touring trims also benefit from improved LED headlights with wider and longer light beams.

Inside the 2020 Civic Hatchback, new dash trim differentiates various trim levels, with Sport trims receiving a new geometrical pattern, LX and EX a new painted pattern, and EX-L and Sport Touring an exclusive brushed black treatment. The EX trim also adds an 8-way power driver's seat in place of manual adjustments, plus a new leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Sport Touring trims also now come with HomeLink®, plus the option of a 6-speed manual transmission mated to the standard 1.5-liter turbo engine. All Civic Hatchbacks also benefit from additional sound insulation in the floor, trunk, and front and rear fenders.

This year's changes build on model year 2019 (MY19) changes, which included the addition of the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive systems as standard equipment on all trims, and multiple usability updates. Enhancements to technology and connectivity for MY19 included an updated Display Audio system on EX, EX-L and Sport Touring trims with physical buttons and a volume knob, improved voice recognition and Bluetooth® , a USB sub-cord, upgraded steering wheel controls for simplified operation, and physical buttons for fan speed on models with dual-zone climate control. Other changes included a new center console cup holder that better holds larger beverages, and an updated electronic parking brake with an indicator light.

Sport and Sport Touring Trims

The Civic Hatchback Sport receives a host of changes for the 2020 model year. The upgraded 7-inch touchscreen Display Audio system with eight speakers (up from four) and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration is now standard on Sport trims, along with Smart Start pushbutton ignition and Smart Entry keyless entry for improved ease of use. Sport trims equipped with the CVT also come with remote start for the first time. Additionally, Sport receives new seat upholstery unique to Sport trims, and a new embossed dash trim similar to what's found on the Sport trim introduced last year for Civic Sedan. For the line-topping Sport Touring trim, buyers now have a choice of either CVT automatic or 6-speed manual transmissions, both of which remain available in the Sport trim. HomeLink® is also standard.

2020 Civic Hatchback Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

TRIM
TRANSMISSION

MSRP

MSRP including $930 Destination Charges1

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
(city / highway/ combined)2

LX

CVT

$21,650

$22,580

31/40/34

Sport

6MT

$22,750

$23,680

29/37/32

Sport

CVT

$23,550

$24,480

29/35/32

EX

CVT

$24,150

$25,080

31/40/34

EX-L

CVT

$25,350

$26,280

31/40/34

Sport Touring

6MT

$28,050

$28,980

29/37/32

Sport Touring

CVT

$28,850

$29,780

29/35/32

In addition to being the best-selling car in its class, the Honda Civic has been the retail best-selling passenger car for three straight years. Civic is also the number one choice for Millennials, Gen Z, multicultural and first-time buyers, making it an important gateway to the Honda brand for the newest car shoppers in the market today. The 2020 Civic Hatchback for the U.S. market is manufactured exclusively by Honda's Swindon, UK plant.

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1 MSRP plus $930 destination charge, excluding tax, license, registration and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2 Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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Wow, that is amazing you can now get pretty much a mini Type R with a stick shift. That’s a seriously attractive option for those who want a fully loaded car and still want to row your own gears.
 

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Sport Touring now available with a manual? That will make some US buyers happy :)

I want that additional insulation, and the new dash trim looks nice. I'd like a volume knob as well. Oh well, not going to trade in an almost paid off car for those changes.
 
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Taking direct shots at the Mazda3 hatch, I see. Ballsy to add the MT option to the ST. In a good way.
 

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Not sure I like the body colored crossbar in the big fake vents. It almost draws more attention to them.

I like those new wheels though. I'm eager to see the interior. I want to see this 'geometric' design in the Sport.
 











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