2020 Honda Civic Coupe

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2020 Honda Civic Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: February 13, 2020
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Aaron Smith

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The Honda Civic is a very popular family sedan and nothing seems to take this title. The Honda Civic has been the model that has flaunted its athletic looks for more than a decade now. The driving experience strikes a perfect balance between comfort and driver involvement. Aside from its sporty looks and lavish interiors, it has all the features that one desires in a coupe.

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Pros

Punchy response from the turbocharged motor

Top-notch fuel economy

Both athletic and comfortable in its behaviour

Plush interiors with enough space

Top of the line safety and technology features come as standard

Multiple trim options to choose from

Cons

Overly vigilant forward-collision warning system

Adaptive cruise control lacks precision

Blind stop camera may be difficult to use

Lacks an average warranty

What's New?

The Honda Civic Coupe remains unchanged for 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20950

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

138 lbs.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

7 speed auto shift manual

chassis

frame type

Honda Architecture (10th gen)

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

60.9/61.5

dimensions

wheelbase

106.3 in.

length

177.3 in.

width

70.9 in.

height

54.9 in.

curb weight

2763 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

91 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

30/33/38 mpg

ev range

372 mi.

highway range

471.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior

Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

9.0

8.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Honda Civic Coupe LX

LX

power
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
33 combined

$21,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LX 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,050 MSRP (30/33/38) 158 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Sport

Sport

power
158 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$21,850 - $22,650


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,650 MSRP (29/32/36) 158 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5
Sport 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $21,850 MSRP (25/29/35) 158 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Civic Coupe EX

EX

power
174 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
35 combined

$23,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
EX 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $23,600 MSRP (31/35/40) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Touring

Touring

power
174 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
33 combined

$27,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Touring 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT) Starting at $27,250 MSRP (30/33/37) 174 hp @ 6000 rpm, 1.5 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

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Honda has always outdone when it comes to providing their customers without compromise in performance and comfort.  Expect a more luxurious and comfortable cabin in this year's Civic Coupe. The all-new Civic Coupe is one of the most fuel-efficient cars. It provides fuel efficiency with a very sporty looking design. There are numerous features that are available as standard.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe front view
2020 Honda Civic Coupe rear view

9.0/10
Features

 

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

 

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Features

9.0/10

The Civic is available in a variety of body styles. The Coupe variant is available in 4 trims. Every trim has a list of exclusive features. This just shows how Honda has made the Civic a car for different people and different needs.

Trims 

Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe 

Honda Civic Sport 2dr Coupe (Manual Transmission)

Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe 

Honda Civic Touring 2dr Coupe 

Price

$20,950

$21,750

$23,500

$27,150

Key Features

Honda Sensing Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies

Apple CarPlay Integration / Android Auto Integration

Premium Audio System

LED Headlights

 

16-inch Alloys

18-inch Alloys

Heated front seats

Leather-trimmed heated front seats 

 

Multi-angle rearview camera 

Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines

17-inch Alloys

18-inch alloys

 

5-inch color LCD screen

Sport Pedals

Honda Lane Watch

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic

 

Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors

Wheel Resonator

SiriusXM Radio

LED Pocket Light

 

In-Line 4-Cylinder

 

In-Line 4-Cylinder with Turbocharger

HomeLink Remote System

       

Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

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The Civic Coupe offers some essential features like LED Fog Light, LED Daytime Running Lights, a decent infotainment system with advanced voice recognition system, heated seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The Civic Sport 2dr Coupe is a good trim to opt for. It gets the engaging manual transmission with better 18-inch wheels that enhance the car's appeal.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Engine and Performance

8.5/10

There are 2 engine options available on the Civic. There is the 2.0L  Inline 4 and the 1.5L turbocharged inline 4. The bigger 2.0L engine generates lesser power as compared to the 1.5L turbocharged engine. The engine is torquey enough to quench those random speed thirsts on open roads.

The 2020 Civic Coupe mill through a manual 6-speed transmission

The transmission just like the engine is available in 2 versions the 6-speed manual and the 2-speed CVT (continuous-variable transmission). The CVT is the best in class for its fuel economy and smooth operation. The 6-speed manual is a total thrill to drive. The clutch is smooth to ensure good shifts all the way.

Models

2020 Honda Civic LX

2020 Subaru BRZ Limited 

2020 Toyota 86 Base 

MSRP

$23,500

$28,845

$26,985

Engine

2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)

2.0-liter H-4 (premium)

2.0-liter H-4 (premium)

Transmission

2-speed CVT with OD

6-speed manual with OD

6-speed manual w/OD

Horsepower

158 hp

205 hp

205 hp

Torque

138 lbs./ft.

156 lbs./ft.

156 lbs./ft.

 

Facing the competition heat is the 2020 Subaru BRZ Coupe. Powered by 2 flat engines sitting on top of each other making an H4 mill, the Subaru BRZ’s boxer engine makes 205 horsepower and produces a maximum torque of 156 lbs./ft. 

On the other hand, is a Toyota makes 2020 86 Coupe which is based on the same body as of the 2020 BRZ. Powered by the same engine, the H4 2 liter powerhouse makes 205 hp and 156 lbs./ft.

How fast is the Honda Civic Coupe?

Enough to make your head punch the headrests on the bucket seats but not enough to host a launch control, the 2020 Civic is a schoolboy trying to bunk the class in his school dress. Ready to go zip-zap-zoom with the touch of the throttle, the acceleration of the Civic release a lot on its turbocharged capabilities. 

The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe goes 0 to 60 mph (miles per hour) in 7.2 seconds

The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe goes 0 to 60 mph (miles per hour) in 7.2 seconds. It has a quarter-mile speed of about 15.3 seconds. Nimble enough to highlight its character, not by eyes but sound, the 2020 Civic Coupe is both lightweight and capable. 

Models

2020 Honda Civic LX

2020 Subaru BRZ Limited 

2020 Toyota 86 Base 

0-60 MPH

7.2 sec

6.2 sec

6.2 sec

Quarter Mile

15.3 sec

14.9 sec

N/A

Engine

2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)

2.0-liter H-4 (premium)

2.0-liter H-4 (premium)

Emission (tons/year of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Looks like Subaru has done a pretty darn good job in keeping its H4 engine productive enough to churn out great speed digits. 0 to 60 in 6.2 seconds is what Subaru claims for the BRZ. Hosting the same engine and similar body arms, the 2020 Toyota 86 runs parallel to the BRZ.

How does the Honda Civic Coupe ride and handle?

If ride and handling are considered to be 2 different phenomenons in the car world, the 2020 Civic Honda is good at both. It is a driver’s car for sure but what it shines in is ride capabilities as well. If the first turn of your drive explains its nimbleness, the second for sure will treat you with zippy references of a structurally amaze machine. Enough body roll restraints keep the dance away while its Firestone FT140 all-season tires are not capable enough to keep the adrenaline pumping. 

Like the ninjas on two ends of a pole, the 2020 Civic balances its act with both comfortability and sports ability. Another ___ability word the Civic adheres to is affordability. $23,500 is fair enough for a car of this capability. 

OH DAMN! Enough with the ___ability blabber.

What about the Braking performance?

Brake shoes hugging the tires are not as large as those of competition. A good over 1-inch difference in brake sizes keeps the 2020 Honda Civic on the 3rd podium. Being heavier than its competition, the braking on the Civic is not much of a charming feature.

The Big and Chunky Brakes of the 2020 Honda Civic

Although well versed with its duties, the braking on this machine is good enough to do its job. 

Models

2020 Honda Civic LX

2020 Subaru BRZ Limited 

2020 Toyota 86 Base 

Brake Front (in.)

11.1

12.8

11.6

Brake Rear (in.)

10.2

12.4

11.4

Curb Weight

2963 lbs.

2798 lbs.

2776 lbs. 

60-0 mph 

122 ft.

N/A

N/A

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The Civic returns some pretty good MPG numbers which are as good as that of a hybrid vehicle. The fuel economy of the Civic Coupe is the best among its class. The Civic's biggest sale point during the '70s and '80s was the fuel efficiency on offer. This year as well the Civic lives up its reliable and fuel-efficient image.

Model

2020 Honda Civic LX

2020 Subaru BRZ Limited 

2020 Toyota 86 Base

MPG (City) m/g

30

21

21

MPG (Combined) m/g

33

24

24

MPG (Highway) m/g

38

29

28

The Civic has its competitors beat in terms of fuel efficiency. The Civic's city MPG figure is more than both its competitor's highway MPG which proves the efficiency of the Civic.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Interior

9.0/10

The interior of the Civic feels sporty due to the bolstered front seats. It’s built is lavishly made for the best feel. The legroom is also generous for a compact size sedan but sills are wide which hinders entry and exit. Ergonomics are well suited for an average-sized individual. It has a substantial amount of cabin space than most of the rivals. 

The Honda Civic coupe entices you every morning to get in the bucket seats

The front seats are 8-way adjustable to provide the user with a much more comfortable driving position. The steering wheel is also adjustable to suit the driver and provide the best comfort. The interior of the Civic is conservative with full of premium material and high-grade plastic components. It is evident from the interior that this car has been designed to ensure it meets the requirements of a daily driver and then some more.

Model

2020 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe

2020 Subaru BRZ Limited 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe 

2020 Toyota 86 Base 2dr Coupe

Passenger capacity

5

4

4

Front (in.) Headroom

37.5

37.1

37.1

Front (in.) Shoulder room

56.9

54.5

54.5

Front (in.) Legroom

42.3

41.9

41.9

Rear (in.) Headroom

36.8

35

35

Rear (in.) Shoulder room

55

51.7

51.7

Rear (in.) Legroom

37.4

29.9

29.9

The legroom both in the front and the rear is better in the Civic when compared to its competition. The 86 and the BRZ are similar in the space available to the occupants. 

Interior Features

  • Manual driver and passenger adjustment
  • Carpet front and rear floor mats
  • Front center armrest
  • Rear bench seat
  • Bucket front seats
  • Sport pedals
  • Power windows
  • Day-night rearview mirror
  • Wind deflector

Infotainment System

The infotainment is a 7inch touch screen which is standard on all trims. The addition of the volume knob makes volume control easier. The infotainment is supported by 10 speakers surround-system which includes a sub-woofer. Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay come standard for better smartphone connectivity. The user interface is very simple and easy to get used to.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Touchscreen Display

Infotainment Features

The features that make the infotainment even more engaging are

  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • 1 1st row LCD monitor
  • 10 speaker system with sub-woofers
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • Andriod Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless phone connectivity

Cargo capacity

The trunk storage of Civic Coupe takes a drastic hit as the design aims to give the market a compact car with the space of a mid-segment sedan. The rear folding seats add more storage capacity to house extra luggage during the holidays. The daily baggage is more than accommodated for along with enough storage space for the groceries.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Providing a tremendous 12.1 cubic feet of space in the rear deck

Model

2020 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe

2020 Subaru BRZ Limited 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe 

2020 Toyota 86 Base 2dr Coupe

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

12.1

6.9

6.9

The Civic provides almost double the storage space available in both its competitors here. Both the BRZ and the 86 have a similar boot space again which is not accommodating at all.

2020 honda civic coupe front seat
2020 honda civic coupe front seat
2020 honda civic coupe rear seat
2020 honda civic coupe rear seat
2020 honda civic coupe steering
2020 honda civic coupe steering
2020 honda civic coupe cupholder
2020 honda civic coupe cupholder
2020 honda civic coupe instrumental cluster
2020 honda civic coupe instrumental cluster
2020 honda civic coupe infotainment system
2020 honda civic coupe infotainment system

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Exterior

The Civic looks very aggressive from every angle with a lower and wider silhouette, the length has sporty lines running all over it. The LED DRLs add a much mean outlook at the Civic. Its wide stance with sloping rooflines looks daring but innovative. The design upgrade is welcomed by all Civic fans alike. The grille in the front with the black accents and the air vents make up the angry face of the Civic. 

2020 honda civic coupe Side view

The rear of the Civic Coupe reminds one soo much of the Type-R rear. The exhaust is again centrally mounted completing its unique Civic look. A spoiler on the rear will probably give it a much more sporty look. But honestly, it looks sporty enough as it sits.

Model

2020 Honda Civic LX 2dr Coupe

2020 Subaru BRZ Limited 2dr Rear-wheel Drive Coupe 

2020 Toyota 86 Base 2dr Coupe

Curb weight (lbs.)

2963 

2798

2776

Length(in)

182.7

168

166.7

Width(in)

70.9

69.9

69.9

Height(in)

55.7

52

52

Ground clearance (mm)

N/A

4.9

4.9

Wheelbase (in)

106.3

101.2

101.2

Track width (in) F/R

60.9/61.5

59.8/60.6

59.8/60.6

The Civic has more length and wheelbase compared to the competitors. The BRZ and 86 are basically the same cars with the same design and engine but with different badges. This is why in most comparisons both the vehicles have a similar number.

Exterior Features

The exterior features of the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe include:

  • Black grille
  • Power remote manual-folding side-view door mirrors
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Rear wing spoiler
  • Body-colored front and rear bumpers
  • Fully galvanized steel body material
  • Power door mirrors
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2020 Honda Civic Coupe Safety

The Civic Coupe has been rated 5 stars by NHTSA post the crash tests. This shows how safe and reliable the Civic is. It has been one of the cars which have been known to be safe all through their life cycle.

Safety Features

The list of features that add to the safety of the cars are.

  • Manual adjustable front head restraints
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Side-impact bars
  • Electronic stability
  • Four-wheel ABS brakes
  • Traction control
  • Front ventilated disc brakes
  • 4 ABS channels
  • Brake assist
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) + FCW Forward collision mitigation

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Competition

Honda Civic Coupe VS Subaru BRZ

Competing coupes is an interesting sight to behold. Especially when its two Japanese in the ring. Priced almost $5 thousand costlier than the Civic Coupe, the Subaru BRZ makes more power and torque figures. It also hosts a few bits of features that are missing from the Honda makes. Where Honda picks a star is in its performance capabilities, storage space, and its turbocharged engine. The Honda Civic is not only comfortable but also wins the race here in terms of better legroom and headroom.

2020 Subaru BRZ

Honda Civic Coupe VS Toyota 86

Another contender in the ring is the 2020 Toyota 86. Based on exactly the same count and figures as the Subaru BRZ, the 86 gives Civic damages equal to that of the BRZ. If you are in the market for an under 25 thousand dollar plush coupe with enough power figures to outrun german sedans in the segment, go for the BRZ or Toyota 86. If you are looking for a coupe with enough legroom and comfort, go for the 2020 Civic coupe. 

2020 Toyota 86

 

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Final Verdict

Agree or not, the Japanese have done a tremendous job in making Civic a relevant car for most of its user base. Available in more than one body styles such as coupe, sedan, and hatchback, the 2020 Honda Civic is a winner all the way. Brilliant drive dynamics, enough room in the cabin and amazing pricing make this coupe worth its hype.