Which Honda Civic Body Style is Best for You?

If you’re buying a Honda, you’re getting a smart, dependable vehicle that’s bound to retain its value better than most other options on the market. That especially rings true with the 2020 Honda Civic, which comes in three different body styles – Sedan, Coupe, and Hatchback.

So how do you decide which body style is best for you and your lifestyle? Here’s what you need to know about each.

Honda Civic Sedan

The classic four-door body style, the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan (starting at $20,800 MSRP), is the Civic that everyone has come to know and love. Featuring plenty of interior space, all of the standard Honda safety technology and a bold exterior design, the Sedan has everything the modern driver could want.

The Sedan is essentially the middle ground between the other two body styles, offering a hearty mix of both style and sensibility. It comes standard with a 158-horsepower 2L engine and the Honda Sensing® suite, including automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.  There is also an abundance of extras available, such as a wing spoiler or a wireless phone charging pad.

Five trims are available for the Sedan, ranging from the standard LX to the decked-out Touring, boasting an upgraded infotainment system, leather-trimmed seating and 18” alloy wheels.

Honda Civic Coupe

The first thing to know about the 2020 Honda Civic Coupe (starting at $21,050 MSRP) is that this will be the last opportunity to get this iteration of the Civic. After 2020, Honda will be discontinuing the Coupe body style, moving forward with just the Sedan and Hatchback. Sales were the primary reason behind this decision, so don’t wait if this is the body style for you.

The 2020 Honda Civic Coupe features the elegant sportiness of a two-door compact car while still giving you everything buyers love about the model. Although the smaller interior and condensed design remove a bit of the practicality like storage space and comfortable second-row seating, it offers a sleek, stylish body that certain drivers will fall in love with.

There are four different trims for the Coupe, ranging from the basic LX to the Touring.

Not much else differs with the Coupe. Just keep in mind that the back seats don’t offer much leg room, making it less than ideal for passengers of above-average height.

Honda Civic Hatchback

Then there’s the Hatchback, which has slowly become one of Honda’s best selling models. The 2020 version (starting at $22,000 MSRP) is at the opposite end of the spectrum compared to the Coupe. Built for practicality while still offering the enticing styling of the Civic, the Hatchback offers superior space, storage, and functionality among the body styles.

Of course, the main draw of the Hatchback is the extra cargo-carrying capacity. The hatch opens to a surprisingly expansive rear compartment. If that’s not enough, the 60/40 split rear seatback folds down to offer even more space for your stuff.

The Hatchback features four different trim options, starting with the standard LX and ending with the Touring Sport, which brings a premium sound system and power adjustable seating to the party.

No matter what body style you have your eye on, the 2020 Honda Civic is sure to delight. With a wide range of safety features and the stylish lines of a sports car at an outstanding price, you can’t go wrong no matter which option you choose.