2020 Honda Civic Coupe

MSRP $21,050 - $27,250

Ranked #1 in Compact Coupe

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 29, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Civic Coupe is the heart of the Honda brand, loaded with features and leading design. The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe makes a good first impression with sleek styling and a fun driving experience. The available turbo engine delivers quick performance capabilities and is matched with an innovative automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and performance on the open road. This front-wheel drive coupe comes equipped with available performance technology that lets you enjoy your drive even more.

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Pros

Decent power from the turbocharged engine

Excellent fuel economy

Delightful handling experience

Balanced ride quality

Cons

Small cargo trunk

Forward collision warning is overly vigilant

What's New?

No significant changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21850

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

138 lbs.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

6 speed Manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11.1/10.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

91 cu ft.

cargo volume

12.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/29/36 mpg

highway range

446.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

LX$21,050 onwards

Sport$21,850 onwards

EX$23,600 onwards

Touring$27,250 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Honda Civic Coupe in Lunar Silver Metallic color
Lunar Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

9.0

8.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.7

Overall Rating


The Honda Civic is a compact car, currently in its 10th generation with a platform structure shared with the ninth generation Honda Accord. For 2020 MY, Honda offers the Civic coupe in 3 trims with the base trim ‘LX’ costing $21,050. The Civics are already widely popular among sedans and when it comes to the Coupe line-up, Honda plays an exemplary game. It stacks up well against other coupes like the Chevrolet Camaro, Toyota 86, and Subaru BRZ.

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 2020 Civic Coupe is available in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, and Touring. FWD comes standard on every trim level. However, you get a couple of engine choices. The LX and Sport come equipped with a regular 2L inline-4 engine, while the EX and Touring come standard with a 1.5L turbocharged inline-4 engine. As standard, you get a 5-inch central display screen, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, projector-beam headlights, black fabric seats, and a four-speaker sound system. 

As a part of the Honda Sensing suite which comes standard, you get adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, road departure mitigation, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking. The flagship Touring trim comes with not only a better engine but also features like Leather upholstery, premium 10-speaker audio, 18-inch aluminum wheels, LED Headlights, Wireless charging, and many more.

Trim

LX

Sport

EX

Touring

MSRP (CVT)

$21,050

$22,650

$23,600

$27,250

MSRP (Manual)

NA

$21,850

NA

NA

Key Features

2L inline-4 engine

Adds/Upgrades from existing features

Adds/Upgrades from existing features

Adds/Upgrades from existing features

 

Honda Sensing safety suite

7-inch touchscreen

17-inch wheels

18” aluminum-alloy wheels

 

16" aluminum-alloy wheels

18" aluminum-alloy wheels (dark)

Honda Lane Watch (blind-spot monitor)

10-speaker premium audio

 

4-speaker stereo

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Dual-zone automatic AC w/ air filter

LED Headlights

 

5” multimedia touch screen

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Sunroof

Leather upholstery

 

Siri Eyes Free

8-speaker stereo

Heated front seats

Navigation

     

10-speaker audio system

 

Which Trim should you buy?

The LX provides a great deal of comfort and many prominent features at a very reasonable price. You will notice, however, that it is powered by a 2L inline-4 engine. The regular inline-4 engine puts out a satisfactory power but does injustice to the car’s sporty nature. Henceforth, we recommend you buy the EX trim because it secures a 1.5L turbo 4 pot engine that offers greater power and efficiency.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Engine and Performance

8.5/10

The 2020 Civic Coupe is available with two engine options. The LX and Sport are powered by a regular 2L inline-4 engine which is mated to CVT. The Sport variant also offers a choice for 6-speed manual transmission. The engine generates 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. The EX and Touring variants come equipped with a 1.5L turbo Inline-4 engine mated to CVT. This turbo mill churns out 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the turbo mill, the car performs better and has better fuel efficiency. There is also a Civic Si variant in the lineup which equips a more powerful variant of this engine.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe engine bay

As standard, the vehicle comes in an FWD drivetrain configuration with no option for AWD drivetrain configuration. The engines offer satisfactory power for daily commutes. Unlike the sporty nature of the car, it is not meant for racing primarily. The CVT works well but occasionally feels a little rough. It does 0-60 mph run in 7.2 seconds and can reach a quarter-mile within 15.3 seconds. Overall, it is fun to drive a car and works well almost for city driving. 

Models

2020 Honda Civic Coupe

2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Toyota 86

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

MSRP

$23,600

$28,845

$27,060

$25,000

Engine 

1.5L Turbo inline-4

2L Boxer-4

2L Boxer-4

2L turbo inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

CVT

6-speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

6-speed manual

Power 

174 hp @ 6500 rpm

200 hp @ 7000 rpm

200 hp @ 7000 rpm

275 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

162 ft-lb @ 1700 rpm

151 lb-ft @ 6400 rpm

151 lb-ft @ 6400 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

7.2

6.3

6.3

5

Quarter mile (sec)

15.3

14.7

14.7

13.6

Top Speed (MPH)

138

143

143

157

In terms of pricing, the Civic is affordable, while the BRZ and Toyota 86 are expensive ones. Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 come equipped with boxer engines and these cars are known for drifting on tracks, unlike the Civic. The Camaro offers the most value for money here- a potent 2L Turbo mill and excellent power and torque figures. It does the 0-60MPH run in 5 seconds while the rivals are at least a second or two slower on the 0-60MPH run. Camaro does all this while staying within 25 grand. 

How well does the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe handle?

The power and performance offered by the 2020 Civic coupe are weaker compared to the others. But that’s not the case when it comes to riding and handling. Civics are already known for their pleasant and nimble handling. The steering feels light and responsive. The body weight is just right; not too light or heavy. In terms of curb weight, it sits between the lightweight Toyota 86 and the hefty Camaro. 

While taking sharp turns and curves, you may feel a little bit of body roll, but it is not as intimidating as the Camaro. The weight is properly distributed and it helps in handling. Moreover, the rear spoiler reduces air drag and improves stability. The suspension system is tuned to offer a balance of athleticism and a comfortable ride.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Braking Performance

Honda has equipped the 2020 Civic coupe with 11.1” ventilated disc brakes at the front while the rear comes equipped with 10.2” solid disc brakes. To add to the safety quotient, the braking system comes with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, and Collision Mitigation Braking System.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe in acceleration mode

The brakes are responsive and smooth. It helps the car to come to a stop from 60 mph within 122 feet.

Models

2020 Honda Civic Coupe

2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Toyota 86

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

11.1

11.6

11.6

12.6

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

10.2

11.4

11.4

12.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,763

2,840

2,817

3,351

60-0 MPH (feet)

122

116

109

117

The 2020 Civic coupe comes fitted with the smallest brake rotors in the lot. Even though it is the lightest in the lot it takes a slightly more distance to come to a stop. The Toyota 86 comes with decent-sized discs but does the best in braking due to the lower curb weight and bigger rear rotors than the Civic. The Camaro despite being heavy does pretty decently in braking due to the bigger discs.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The fuel economy of the 2020 Civic Coupe depends on the trim you buy. The LX and Sport trim with a regular 2L inline-4 engine returns 30,38 and 33 MPG in the city, highways, and combined driving cycles respectively. It comes with a 12.4-gallon fuel tank which puts its driving range to 471 miles on the highway. 

The EX and Touring models with the 1.5L turbo inline-4 engine offer better power and similar efficiency. The turbo mill manages 31,40 and 35 MPG in the city, highways, and combined driving cycles respectively. The range is also slightly improved.

Models

2020 Honda Civic Coupe

2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Toyota 86

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

MPG (City)

31

24

24

20

MPG (Highway)

40

33

32

30

MPG (Combined)

35

27

27

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

12.4

13.2

13.2

19

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

384.4/496/434

316.8/435.6/356.4

316.8/435.6/356.4

380/570/437

When it comes to power and performance, the 2020 Civic Coupe falls short in front of its rivals. But that low power and reduced performance resulted in very good fuel economy. The Civic is the most efficient of the lot. The Camaro on the other hand is the least efficient of the lot but its large 19-gallon fuel tank puts its driving range well over 550 miles on the highway.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Interior

9.0/10

The cabin of the 2020 Civic coupe is composed of top-notch materials. Moreover, the seats are comfortable. You get an excellent view of the road ahead thanks to the wide windscreen.

The cabin, in general, can seat 5 people. The space offered both front and back are adequate. Each model brings a specific seat trim. As standard, the seats come wrapped with Black Fabric but as you move up the trim ladder you get leather-covered seats. 

2020 Honda Civic Coupe front seats

As standard, the seats are 6-way manually adjustable. Other important standard features include Tilt & Telescopic steering wheel, automatic AC with Air filter, and 60/40 rear seats. The higher upper trims come with important bonus features like Dual-zone AC w/ air filter, one-touch sunroof w/ tilt feature, leather-wrapped steering wheel w/ paddle shifters, and heated front seats. At the rear, you get a 12.1 ft3 cargo trunk which can be used to store small suitcases. However, you can increase the space by folding the rear seats.

Models

2020 Honda Civic Coupe

2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Toyota 86

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

Seating Capacity

5

4

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.2/56.9/42.3

37.1/54.5/41.9

37.1/54.5/41.9

38.5/55/43.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

34.6/52.6/35.9

35/51.7/29.9

35/51.7/29.9

33.5/50.3/29.9

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

12.1

6.9

6.9

9.1

2020 Honda Civic is the only coupe in the lot that offers 5-seater accommodation. It also offers a balanced interior room with the best legroom at the back. The cargo trunk in the Honda also happens to be the largest. The Camaro offers the best space at the front but the rear row feels a bit cramped. Apart from these, the BRZ and 86 lag at the bottom because of smaller cabins. Standout interior features are:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40 split rear seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control w/ air filter
  • One-touch power sunroof with tilt feature

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2020 Civic Coupe comes with a long list of infotainment features. The controls are user-friendly and can both be controlled by buttons and touch. The LX gets a 5” central display screen and a 4-speaker audio system. Furthermore, for easy pairing and access Bluetooth voice recognition, audio streaming, and Hands-free, Siri Eyes Free, and SMS service comes standard.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe infotainment screen

The Sport trim adds a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and an eight-speaker audio system. The EX trim adds a 10-speaker premium audio system while the Touring trim adds a Navigation system to the list. Standout infotainment features are:

  • 7” touch LCD w/ Display Audio System
  • 10-speaker premium audio
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • SiriusXM
  • Navigation

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Exterior

The 2020 Civic Coupe is a pleasant car to look at. The 2020 model brings a more aggressive fascia. The headlights are wider and sharper. The vehicle is a coupe that comes with a low-hanging roofline. At the rear, the LED taillights look nice and are further complemented by the tail-light integrated rear spoiler. 

2020 Honda Civic Coupe

Moreover, 18” aluminum alloy wheels complete the appeal. All these make the coupe look sporty and give it a charming look. The chassis is composed of good quality galvanized sheets and the quality of paint is admirable. The vehicle is bigger than most of its rivals and is heavy, but thanks to its sporty characteristics and well-balanced dynamics, you won’t feel the car’s weight during turns and curves.

Models

2020 Honda Civic Coupe

2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Toyota 86

2020 Chevrolet Camaro

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,763

2,840

2,817

3,351

Length (inches)

177.3

166.7

166.7

188.3

Width (inches)

70.9

69.9

69.9

74.7

Height (inches)

54.9

52

50.6

53.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

N/A

4.9

4.9

3.5

Wheelbase (inches)

106.3

101.2

101.2

110.7

The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro is the biggest and heaviest coupe in the lot. It comes with the largest wheelbase and the lowest ground clearance. On the other hand, Toyota’s 86 is the lightest car here but comes with 4.9” of ground clearance. Despite being smaller than the Chevy, the 2020 Civic Coupe offers better interior and cargo space. Standout exterior features are:

  • 18" aluminum-alloy wheels
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Automatic LED Headlights
  • Heated power door mirrors
  • Rear spoiler

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Safety

The Japanese carmakers are quite popular for not only making good-looking cars but safe cars. Among them, Honda still enjoys a wide reputation for building cars that are impeccable in safety. Both the NHTSA and IIHS have rated the Civic with the highest scores. The NHTSA gave all 5-stars, while the IIHS rated it “Good” and awarded it with a Top Safety Pick. The vehicle comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite which adds a diverse list of safety features and driver-assistance aids. Standout safety features are:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Honda Lane watch

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Competition

2020 Honda Civic Coupe vs 2020 Subaru BRZ

The Honda Civic Coupe is almost $8,000 cheaper than the Subaru BRZ. The Civic Coupe is less in terms of power and performance, but that doesn’t make the Civic bad. We recommend the Civic because of the value it offers. The engine offers better mileage which is much ahead of Subaru’s. The bigger cargo capacity, the 5 seater accommodation, and better passenger comfort and space make it a better option. 

2020 Honda Civic Coupe vs 2020 Toyota 86

Looking at the specs of the Toyota 86, it's perhaps the twin brother of the Subaru BRZ. The Civic’s better fuel efficiency, better handling, larger cargo trunk, and better cabin space and comfort help it earn our recommendation. In short, the Civic offers better value than the Toyota.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe vs 2020 Chevrolet Camaro

The Camaro is one of the most stylish coupes you can buy. The cabin inside is practical and the most spacious after Civic. Although the fuel efficiency is low, the large fuel tank compliments it. With a bold-looking fascia, well-built interior, long list of features and options, Camaro is the best option here.

2020 Honda Civic Coupe Final Verdict

Honda’s 2020 Civic Coupe is a "jack of all trades”. The 2 doors exterior design with sharper headlights and sporty elements add to its aesthetics. Moreover, the cabin can seat 5 people compared to the other’s 4 seating arrangements. The cabin comes loaded with all the essential features and it received impressive scores from the NHTSA and IIHS. Lastly, the fuel efficiency provides it with an edge. Being a compact coupe, it can also act as a family-friendly funky looking car with a lot of things to offer!

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