The iconic compact is about to get a facelift. For many decades, the Civic confidently holds one of leading positions in the segment of small cars. The current generation continues in the same way but it is on the market since 2015, so it is time to see some updates. This should be a classic mid-cycle refresh, with a focus on aesthetics. The 2020 Honda Civic should come with a couple of visual updates, but also with a few more additions in terms of standard equipment. On the other side, we don’t expect bigger changes under the hood. Expect to see the new model in the second half of next year.
- Revival of the famous nameplate
- Great fuel economy
- Lots of cargo space
- Dynamic ride
- Complicated infotainment system
As we mentioned, this should be a classic facelift. Therefore, most changes will be in terms of the visual appearance. The 2020 Honda Civic is about to get a fine number of revisions and most of them should come at front. Still, don’t expect anything radical. Count on subtle changes, primarily at the front fascia, on the front bumper and grille. Rest of the vehicle should keep pretty much the same look, though we won’t be surprised if we see a couple of small tweaks at the rear end as well. On the other side, mechanics are about to remain completely unchanged.
The interior is definitely one of the strongest points of the current model. The 2020 Honda Civic should continue in the same way, featuring an upscale cabin, full of soft-touch materials. Also, there is plenty of space, especially at the rear bench and cargo area, which separates the Civic from its rivals, such as Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, VW Golf etc. For the next year, we could possibly see more standard equipment in the offer, although the current model already comes with a nice number of standard features.
2020 Honda Civic Engines
The 2020 Honda Civic may bring a lot of aesthetical changes, but things under the hood will definitely remain the same. Therefore, base versions will continue with a familiar 2.0-liter unit with 158 horsepower. An optional 1.5-liter turbo-four offers amazing efficiency. There are three output versions depending on the trim level, with a max power of either 175, 180 or 205 hp. No matter the engine, fuel economy is amazing. The base engine returns around 30 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway, while the turbo inline-four is goo for even more impressive 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. Of course, there is a hi-performance Type R in the offer as well, with its 2.0-liter turbo engine and a max output of 306 horsepower.
2020 Honda Civic Release Date and Price
We don’t expect to see 2020 Honda Civic before the second half of next year. Base models should go around $19,000.
December 24, 2018