What Do You Want To Know About The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback?

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We already know Honda Civics tend to give you a lot of car for not very much money. The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback (in the Sport Touring trim) does not disappoint. What do you want to know about it?

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As mentioned above, my loaner—in this very pretty, pearlescent-gray color—has the Sport Touring trim. That means it’s the top-of-the-line Civic hatch model with a host of driver assistance systems, premium audio and 18-inch alloy wheels. It also has a 1.5-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder, good for 180 horsepower. Unfortunately, it also has the CVT transmission, not the manual.

MSRP on this comes to $28,850 ($29,780 when you include destination and handling), and for a five-seater with a decently sized trunk, this isn’t bad. I’m having a nice time with the Honda so far. I find the interior functional, it feels light on its feet and peppy when I need it to be. Overall, it’s very pleasant. No wonder why I see so many of them on the roads.

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I would have absolutely opted for the manual, obviously. It doesn’t matter which way you poke it because a CVT will always feel like stirring a bucket of molasses with a Wiffle bat. Gummy and rubber-bandy. I’m sure it helps with the Civic’s mileage (it has an EPA-rated 29 mpg in the city, 35 on the highway and 32 combined), but it is such a drag. I think it’s my least-favorite part of the car so far.

Anyway, ask me about it!

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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therustystarship
Rusty Starship

MSRP on this comes to $28,850 ($29,780 when you include destination and handling), and for a five-seater with a decently sized trunk, this isn’t bad.

*spits out coffee* FUCKING WHAT.

Anybody else think that’s a little ridiculous? You could easily pick up a Subaru Crosstrek for that kind of money, and that has AWD.