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Should I get a Civic sedan or hatchback?

By Product Expert | Posted in Civic, Civic Hatchback, Comparison on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at 8:05 am
2020 Civic Sedan vs 2020 Civic Hatchback

2020 Honda Civic: Sedan or Hatchback?

There’s a lot of decisions to make when figuring out which 2020 Honda Civic model to purchase, with body type being one of the big ones. Let us help.

Here’s a comparison of the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring and 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring to help you decide if you should get a sedan or hatchback.

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2020 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring CVT


2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT

$27,700* Starting MSRP $28,950*
1.5L turbo 4-cyl Engine 1.5L turbo 4-cyl
174 hp / 162 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 180 hp / 162 lb-ft
CVT Transmissions CVT
FWD Drivetrain FWD
30/38/33** Fuel Economy 29/35/32**

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2020 Honda Civic Sedan

The 2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring is cheaper and has better EPA-estimated fuel economy than its Hatchback sibling. It features a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. That engine is paired with a CVT with paddle shifters.

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback

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There are two major factors that differentiate the Hatchback and Sedan. First, the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport touring has access to both a CVT and six-speed manual transmission. Second, there is more available cargo space in the Hatchback. The 2020 Honda Civic Sedan Touring has a 14.7 cu-ft trunk, while the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring has a 22.6 cu-ft cargo bay that can be expanded to 46.2 cu-ft when the rear seats are folded down.

Which Should You Get?

It’s personal preference, really. If you want better gas mileage and to save a bit more upfront, then the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan may be the way to go. The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback can store more and has a stick shift for those who prefer that transmission type.

Interested in the 2020 Honda Civic?

Come test drive one at Miller Honda in Winchester, VA. If you have any questions, give us a call. We’re always happy to help.

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