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Spy photos that recently leaked clearly show that the 2020 Honda Civic is about to come with some changes. The famous compact car has been around for decades, while the current generation has been around for a couple of years. Considering the reputation, this model needs often updates, to justify its leading position in the segment. It looks like the 2020 Honda Civic is about to receive a mid-cycle refresh. This will be a classic facelift, with the focus on aesthetic improvement. On the other side, the mechanical aspect should remain the same.

Pros

  • Hi-grade interior
  • Spacious cabin
  • Generous cargo space
  • Efficient engines
  • Excellent handling

Cons

  • Complicated infotainment system

Exterior

This is the area of the 2020 Honda Civic that will certainly suffer most. The upcoming update is about to bring lots of novelties but we shouldn’t see changes in terms of mechanics. Expect same chassis, same engines in the offer etc. On the other side, spy shots clearly show camouflaged areas, which indicates visual updates. Of course, the area that will suffer most is the front end. We are about to see tweaks at the front bumper, with new fog lights and slightly reshaped air-intakes. Also, expect to see some changes in the area of front fascia and grill. Headlight, though, won’t receive changes.

The rear end is also about to get a few changes. Most likely, the rear bumper will receive few tweaks, as well as exhaust pipes. On the other side, taillight will probably keep the same shape. Finally, expect to see new wheels designs, as well as a few more colors in the offer.

Interior

Unlike the exterior, inside of the 2020 Honda Civic probably won’t suffer that much. This model already features amazing interior quality. Full of soft-touch surfaces, this compact sedan and hatchback definitely look more upscale compared to its main rivals Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra. The cabin is pretty spacious, as well as the cargo space. The aspect in which we could see changes is a list of standard equipment. Though already well-equipped, the 2020 Honda Civic could bring few novelties. For example, we could see a 7-inch touchscreen interface as a part of standard equipment already in base models. Also, various reports suggest more standard features, including Honda LaneWatch.

Engines

This is the aspect where we definitely won’t see changes. The Civic offers some spectacular engines, characterized by amazing efficiency and overall characteristics. Base models feature an older-generation 2.0-liter engine, which is good or about 158 horsepower. On the other side, a new 1.5-liter turbo inline-four comes in three output variants, with either 174, 180 or 205. In all three cases, you can count on spectacular fuel economy, which goes around 32 mpg in the city. Finally, there is a hi-performance 2020 Honda Civic Type R version, which features a new 2.0-liter turbo engine, which delivers around 305 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. 2020 Honda Civic Rear 600x333 9833957

2020 Honda Civic Release Date and Price

Considering the upcoming updates, the 2020 Honda Civic will probably come a little bit earlier than usual, most likely in the third quarter of next year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, so base models should go around $19,000.