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2020 Honda Civic Hatchback

model. 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback

price. $22,705 (incl $955 destination)

as tested. $29,905 (incl dest) Sport Touring, top trim

seating/style. 5-pass/4-door hatchback

powertrain. 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder, 180 hp

transmission. CVT or 6-speed manual

driveline. FWD

fuel economy. 29/35/32 city/highway/combined

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The 2020 Honda Civic hatchback is redesigned this year with aggressive styling befitting its reputation as a fun and sporty small car. This is a car enthusiasts love to customize. You can do that, but the Honda Civic is pretty cool right out of the box.

We spent the week driving the Sport Touring trim while getting plenty of appreciative nods from fellow Civic hatchback drivers. Yes, it’s that kind of car. There’s a community of folks that adore their Civics and they love to share that sense of camaraderie.

The Sport and Sport Touring have a turbocharged 4-cylinder with 180 horsepower, which is a slight bump from the standard 174 horsepower engine. It moves the Civic quite nicely when you hit the gas with crisp handling that makes corners ridiculously fun.

The interior is comfortable and attractive with room for five, but rear seats are tight. The base LX gets a 5-inch infotainment screen while the rest of the range gets a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto along with upgraded audio.

The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is a fun and affordable choice offering the flexibility of a hatchback for cargo, an appealing interior, and great driving dynamics.

~ By Nicole Wakelin

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