Flash Drive

2020 Honda Civic Hatch Sport Touring

Model Tested: 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

The 2020 Honda Civic Hatch Sport touring is both practical and fun to drive.

Engine:1.5-liter turbocharged I-4, 180-horsepower 162-177 lb-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic, front-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 29-mpg city, 35-mpg highway, 32-mpg combined

Base Price: $28,850

As Tested: $29,780


Quick steering; responsive

Excellent 6-speed manual transmission available on Sport Touring

Enjoyable handling and performance

The rear hatch allows easy access to the good sized cargo area. The rear of the Civic has lots of aggressive styling cues.

Lots of active safety features

Econ mode

Some initial turbo lag


Medium thick, slightly contoured leather steering wheel

Good auxiliary controls

OK tilt/telescopic range

Both front seats are power assisted

Three temperature heated front seats

Stretch-out front legroom

The split folding rear seats increase versatility, but they have a pretty steep slant.

Semi-soft headrests

Large adults fit fine in back seat if fronts are up slightly

Excellent rear headroom

Two temperature heated rear outboard seats

Super soft rear armrest with two cupholders

Big sun visors with excellent sliding range


Long, deep console bin with sliding

Front seat room and comfort are both excellent.


Medium size non-locking glovebox

Handy hatchback for easy cargo loading

Hatch opens a little low for tall people

Minimal lift-over height

Wide hatch opening

Clever pull-across side-to-side cargo cover

Flat cargo deck

Large space behind rear seat

Split folding rear seats, but steep incline

Rear seat legroom is ample for adults.

One seatback storage pocket

Four grab handles

Good interior sound deadening

WOW Factors:

Very practical hatchback body style

Excellent interior space and comfort

Aggressive, sharp-edged styling


Pretty cheap carpet in cargo area

No blind spot monitor (it does have right turn camera)

Rear roof angle impacts cargo size

The slick 18-inch alloy wheels are quite handsome.

Bottom Line:

The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring is just one of many Civic iterations, but it’s one of the best as it offers an excellent blend of performance, utility, comfort, and technological features. It’s fun to drive, especially in the 6-speed manual version, it gets fine fuel economy, and it has the versatility of the hatchback body style.