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2020 Honda Civic Goes on Sale: 3 Things Shoppers Should Know

2019 Honda Civic

The 2020 Honda Civic — both sedan and coupe body styles — goes on sale Tuesday. Honda updated its bestselling car for 2019 with tweaked styling and a new Sport trim. The automaker also made the Honda Sensing suite of safety systems standard on all Civic coupes and sedans — from the base LX to the top Touring trim.

Related: Which 2019 Honda Civic Trim Level Should I Buy: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L or Touring?

The cars get no substantive changes for 2020. If you’re shopping for one, here’s what you need to know:’

1. Price Creep

The 2020 Honda Civic starts at $20,680 for a base LX sedan, $200 more than model-year 2019 prices. LX coupes start at $21,880, also $200 more than the outgoing coupe.

The new Sport model, which was introduced for 2019 and consists of a sport-themed cosmetic package, also sees a price hike. For 2020, the Civic sedan Sport starts at $22,380, $200 more than model-year 2019 Sport sedans. It’s the same increase for coupe models (all prices include an equally unchanged $930 destination charge).

2. Safety Still Standard

Honda said it’s going to make Honda Sensing standard on all models by 2022, and the 2019 model year was the Civic’s turn. The system includes features such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control. This welcome inclusion carries over for 2020.

Si models — which had optional safety equipment for 2019 — get standard Honda Sensing for 2020, too. They see a bigger price bump for the new model year, however. For 2019, the Civic Si started at $25,230; for 2020, the price jumps to $25,930, a $700 bump.

3. But What About the Type R?

Still no word on pricing for the 2020 Type R hot hatch, but we expect to see a similar hike as the Si models if Honda Sensing becomes standard. Model-year 2019s started at $37,230 without it, which would put it just shy of 38 grand.

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