Honda Civic - Hits and Misses

Honda Civic - Hits and Misses

Honda Civic range is renowned for its widespread availability in the global market as a sedan, coupe, or hatchback. The 2020 Honda Civic offers more versatility than many compact cars. The current generation facelifted car features a new and vastly improved infotainment system along with cool new Sport trim. Below, we take a look at the updated Honda Civic price in the United States and its pros and cons.

Variant Price
LX $20,650
SPORT $21,550
EX $23,800
EX-L $25,000
TOURING $27,700

Honda Civic front

Hits or advantages of the Honda Civic

Spacious and smartly designed cabin

Being huge for a vehicle in its segment, the 2020 Honda Civic offers versatility in its design. In the front, the vehicle allows plenty of room for the driver and the occupants of the car, ensuring a comfortable ride. The presence of sunroof in the vehicle does not hinder its headroom, leaving apt space for a six-footer. In the rear, the car provides the same space via its smart build and gives sufficient legroom for adults.

Honda Civic cabin

A strong turbocharged engine

Honda Civic specs sheet retains the standard 2.0-L engine in its new lineup that provides a maximum power of 158 hp. However, the 1.5-L turbocharged engine that is offered on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims tends to provide a swift speed delivery. This four-cylinder engine is capable of generating maximum power of 174 hp and generating a peak torque of up to 220 Nm. Additionally, the updated Honda Civic also provides impressive figures in terms of fuel economy along with a speedy acceleration on foot. However,  it costs extra money to make the upgrade to a 1.5-L turbocharged engine.

Honda Civic tail lights

Comfortable ride-quality over all terrains

Honda Civic provides its users with the best in class comfort while cruising through the streets and highways. The sedan handles mid-corner and rough patches with ease, thanks to the quality build suspension across the lineup. The car provides complete control over different terrains. Inside, the cabin remains fairly quiet at highways during long journeys.

Honda Civic

Responsive steering

Steering on the Honda’s updated offering is weighted to provide its user’s with a comfortable control over steering. The vehicle provides complete handling over the steering, even while driving in linear motion or rounding through a tight turn. Steering and handling over all the available trims of Civic are adequately responsive and steady. 

Secure braking

The secure braking on the Honda Civic lineup provides the added security to its buyers. With the anti-braking system, the brake pedal feels firm, making it easy to control in any driving situation. Moreover, with the efficient traction control feature, panic stops can be made even at high speeds and short distances. The braking segment of the car stands better than quite a few competitors. 

Honda Civic side

Misses or disadvantages of the Honda Civic

Polarizing exterior styling 

The Civic’s exterior styling has failed to provide the aerodynamic looks and shaping to the car. The fastback sedan profile and angular front end approach of the car are nothing new to the eyes. 

Complicated voice control

Voice control over the Civic is a miss as there are multiple steps involved in using Honda's voice control system, which complicates usage. Also, the voice command feature of the car fails to understand and gets confused between tasks.

Honda Civic cabin

No device charging ports

The newly updated Honda Civic sedan does not have any charging ports, which is a major disappointment. The driver or co-passengers will not be able to charge smartphones or other devices.

Conclusion

Safety and fun are both to be found while driving the 2020 Honda Civic. Despite a few issues over the exterior looks and technical issues over the updated infotainment system, Civic puts in a strong performance for the model year. The fuel economy provided across the lineup is highly competitive, and also provides its users with a more versatile cabin and cargo design, which many competitors of the same segment fail to provide.

Also read: Honda Accord - Reasons to buy

Abhishek Katariya

Abhishek Katariya

From collecting Hotwheels to actually creating a list of cars driven, Abhishek has been a fanboy of cars since childhood. As much as he enjoys being behind the wheel, he also loves munching miles on big tourer bikes. 

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