The 2020 Honda Civic is a perfect mid-size family sedan. This popular sedan received an update in 2019; hence the 2020 models are unchanged. However, 2020 hatchback has been revised this year (not available in the UAE) and is packed with new features.
The Honda Civic is available in several variants such as:
- Honda Civic DX is 1.6-liter
- Honda Civic LX Sport is 1.6-liter
- Honda Civic EXI is 2.0-liter
- Honda Civic RS is 1.5-liter turbocharged
The Honda Civic checks all the boxes as a budgeted car. The sedan’s shape is very similar to the Accord. The sleek rooflines make the vehicle look very luxurious. The grilles at the front and rear corners dominate the look of the car. The upper trims have a Signature LED headlight, but luckily all models are equipped with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) to alert other drivers to your presence.
The Honda Civic is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels with low-profile tires for premium sports styling. Furthermore, the power side mirrors are color-coordinated with a beautiful integrated LED turn signals on all models. The side skirts and bumpers extend closer to the floor, making it sportier.
The sedan and hatchback have a similar design that dips right at the tail to offer a small trunk. The model has a very distinctive C-Shaped Taillights, which is a signature element of Civics’ bold new look. Additionally, to enhance the style, the RS models have wing spoilers.
Honda Civic Specs:
Engine: 2.0-Liter, Dohc Inline Refined
Horsepower: 158 Bhp
Drive System: Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission: VTC (Variable Valve Timing Control)
Engine: 1.5-Liter, Dohc Direct-Injected Inline
Horsepower: 180 Bhp
Drive System: Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission: Dual VVTC (Variable Valve Timing Control)
Honda Civic is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is responsive and has quick acceleration. However, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine is also available, which is more powerful. Given the option, I would prefer the turbo charge.
The Civic is an excellent balance between comfort and driver engagement. The CVT engine makes the ride smooth at low RPMs. The vehicle is built with a combination of struts and multilink suspension that provides soft and responsive handling over uneven terrain. The car is well-weighted, which makes it much more enjoyable to pilot. Those who are looking for a sportier vibe should consider the sport version.
Honda proves that power and fuel efficiency need not be on extreme ends. Both Civic four-cylinders and turbo consume fuel economically. In fact, the turbocharged engine has a better fuel economy than the base 2.0-liter engine.
The Honda Civic interior is spacious and has a modern appearance. The materials and quality used on the dashboard are high, with low visibility of plastic.
The interior offers enough leg space and headroom for tall people. The seats are comfortable and can be adjusted by a power lever. Passengers in the rear seat of the sedan have surprisingly good legroom as well.
The gauge cluster is digital, with a lot of selectable ancillary information. The graphics are clear enough to understand the details projected on the screen quickly.
The infotainment is a 7″ screen on upper trims, and 5″ on the lower trims. The biggest highlight of the system is the Honda Connect, which links you to web-based apps and traffic. The system includes other features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Response time on this device is quick.
The latest update on the system is the shortcut buttons; you can customize and place all the features for quick access. You can quickly adjust temperature and fan-speed with knobs located below. It has dual-zone automatic climate control. Honda’s touchscreen interface is much-improved thanks to the addition of a long-awaited volume knob for the audio system and hard buttons for specific functions.
The front compartment has two USB ports and a single 12-volt outlet. Sadly, rear-seat passengers are left unconnected, as not a single USB port or 12-volt outlet makes its way past the Civic’s front seats.
Just beside the gear, you have an electric parking brake that replaces the conventional hand lever with a compact, easy-to-operate switch. Besides, a convenient new Automatic Brake Hold function eliminates the need to keep your foot on the brake when stopped on a hill or at an intersection.
The back seat has ample legroom even for tall people.
The Civic’s cargo room in the trunk is vast and deep with 15 cubic feet, which is average among mid-size sedans—and suitable for a compact footprint. You can easily fit two large bags, or four large bags if the seats are folded down.
Advanced Safety Technologies:
- Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electric Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control System (TCS)
- Hill Start Assist
- Dual SRS Driver & Assistant Airbag
- Single SRS Driver & Assistant Airbag
- Side & Side Curtain Airbag (Roll Over)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- Emergency Stop Signal
- Brake Over Ride System
- ECU Immobilizer
2020 Honda Civic price in UAE are as follows:
- Honda Civic DX 1.6-liter is AED 65,000
- Honda Civic LX Sport 1.6-liter is AED 72,999
- Honda Civic EXI 2.0-liter is AED 86,900
- Honda Civic RS 1.5-liter turbocharged is AED 98,900
2020 Honda Civic review Rating
Performance - 8.2/10
Driving Pleasure - 7.5/10
Look and Style - 7.8/10
Fuel Economy - 7/10
Value for Money - 7.5/10
The Honda Civic is an excellent day-to-day comfort vehicle with several advance features which makes driving the car very interesting.
- Fun to drive
- Comfortable and spacious interior
- Average Fuel Economy