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2020 Honda Civic Hatch

2020 Honda Civic Hatch

There is no doubt that the 2020 Honda Civic Hatch stands out from the crowd.  You’ll either love or hate the exterior design, but it is amazing how many approving eyes run over the cars details.  It is a bit of a looker in a hatchback world that can sometimes be a bit same-same.  It takes on a Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, VW Golf or Hyundai i30 equivalent, to name a few.  And with its more angular nose, the medium-size Hatch design does look quite aggressive compared to these other runners which tend to take a more conservative approach.  That said the Corolla Hatch has quite a nice design, as well.

2020 Honda Civic Hatch

Inside the new Honda Civic Hatch cabin the build quality is excellent.  You sit quite low down in the car which gives the driver a sportier flavour to the Civic’s experience.  All of the switchgear and buttons are nicely placed across the dash in a simple, easy-to-use fashion, and you get a decent sized touchscreen as the main director of the car’s reasonable infotainment system.  Buy a new Honda Civic and you get a lot of kit for the money.  It may not be the cheapest Hatch on the market, but it sure delivers in equipment and comfort levels.  Adjustable lumbar support and excellent seat ergonomics ensure you’re sitting in decent comfort till your journey’s end.

All of the Honda Civic Hatchbacks come with front and rear parking sensors which really makes things easy in tight spaces.  Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB connections and Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming are all standard features.  DAB radio and a premium audio system are reserved for higher spec variants, but all models boast a speed-sensitive volume compensation system for getting the best out of your audio experience.

All new Honda Civic Hatchbacks come with the coveted 5-star safety result awarded through strict crash testing standards.  So, all of the big safety items are on-board every model.  Higher-end models do, however, get things like Forward Collision Warning (FCW), a Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), a Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), a Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF), and a High Beam Support System.

With 478 litres of luggage space in the boot and under the luggage shelf, you have impressive carrying capacity – especially for car in this class of car.  There is 727 litres of space behind the rear seats when the shelf isn’t present.  The Civic hatchback is therefore generous with its luggage capacities, and you can even get a maximum cargo volume, with the 60:40 split folding rear seats folded fully flat, of up to 1308 litres.

2020 Honda Civic Hatch

Other storage spaces are offered throughout the cabin and the glovebox is a nice healthy size.  Rear seat space is good, though the sloping roofline may hamper taller rear seat occupants.  Front seat passengers will enjoy the space on offer, and this is an accommodating car for all sorts of driver and front passenger shapes and sizes.

The new Honda Civic Hatch is priced similar to a VW Golf, so commands a higher price than say a Hyundai i30, but then it’s cheaper than an Audi A3.  The engine that kicks the Civic Hatch off is the very smooth 1.8-litre, SOHC i-VTEC In line 4-cylinder petrol motor which is nice and frugal with plenty of zip.  You’ll find this engine in the VTi and the VTi-S versions.  The motor is linked to a tried-and-true CVT transmission and smoothly makes use of the 104 kW and 174 Nm on offer.

All other Honda Civic Hatch models use the sportier 1.5-litre Turbo engine with 127 kW of power; and 220 Nm of torque is available between 1700 and 5500 rpm.  It’s an impressive little DOHC VTEC Turbo In line 4-cylinder petrol motor, and it gets the car accelerating quickly along the CVT transmission should the need arise.  It is remarkable refined and a free-revving engine that is silky smooth – a credit to Honda engineers.  Models with this engine also get the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters should you want to make the car feel a little more like a manual shifter.

Out on the road the steering is nice and direct while the handling is assured and composed.  Road noise is reasonably muted and the ride is pretty comfortable.  Higer-end models get an adaptive damper set-up, so the ride can be adjusted accordingly.  Plusher models also get the really nice leather seats, too.

One thing is for sure; the 2020 Honda Civic Hatch is economical to drive and is a leader in this respect.  You should expect a combined fuel cycle of around 6.5 litres/100 km.  Cruise out on the open road and the consumption drops away to near 5 litres/100 km.

Buy a brand new Honda Civic Hatch today, and you will get Honda’s excellent 5 year/unlimited km warranty cover.  You’ll also get a Hatch with distinctive looks, plenty of boot space and decent comfort.

2020 Honda Civic Hatch

The 2020 Honda Civic Hatch models currently include the:

  • Civic Hatch VTi 1.8 CVT
  • Civic Hatch VTi-S 1.8 CVT
  • Civic Hatch VTi-L 1.5 CVT
  • Civic Hatch VTi-LX 1.5 CVT
  • Civic Hatch RS 1.5 CVT

For any more information on the new Honda Civic Hatch or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Honda dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!