2020 update for the Civic hatchback lineup, Honda has remedied one of our few complaints with this model. While the sparsely equipped Sport trim level used to be the only trim available with the fantastic six-speed manual transmission, the Civic hatchback’s fully loaded Sport Touring trim level is now offered with a stick. The Sport trim itself also gets more standard equipment for 2020 to go along with the minor styling tweaks that the 2020 Civic hatch now shares with the recently refreshed sedan and coupe models.
To give the hatchback a sharper look, Honda revised the grille crossbar and provided the headlights with a new blackout treatment. The lower bumper foglight housings now feature a body-color crossbar, as do the lower bumper openings in the rear. You’ll find a new set of wheels on every trim, painted in either black or dark gray. Honda says it improved the LED headlights on the Sport Touring model with wider and longer light beams.
The Civic hatch Sport trim starts at $23,680 with the manual or $24,480 with the CVT, and it now has more standard features. These include a 7.o-inch touchscreen with eight speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and push-button start with keyless entry. There is also new seat upholstery unique to the model, as well as updated interior trim. When paired with the CVT, it now gets remote start.
The EX trim, priced at $25,080, adds an eight-way power driver’s seat this year as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The EX-L lands at $26,280, getting brushed black interior accents along with the Sport Touring, which starts at $29,980 with the manual or $29,780 with the CVT.