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The Honda Civic’s Standard Features Explain Why It’s so Popular

The Honda Civic is a popular car that consistently ranks among the top compact cars. Available as a coupe, sedan, and hatchback, the 2020 Honda Civic is an ideal choice for people looking for a sporty vehicle that’s fun to drive and gets great fuel economy.

The 2020 Civic comes with a long list of standard features, which has earned it the Kelley Blue Book “Compact Car Best Buy of the Year” for the sixth year in a row. Standard safety features on the Honda Civic are especially impressive, with every honda equipped with advanced safety features and driver-assist technology.

The Honda Civic exterior and performance features

The 2020 Honda Civic has a sleek profile, with its long wheelbase giving it an elongated profile and sporty stance. It has body-colored side mirrors that are heated in EX and above. In the rear are distinctive ‘C’ shaped taillights with integrated LED bars.

The 2020 Honda Civic rides on a MacPhearson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, and under the hood is an in-line, 4-cylinder engine with a turbocharger in EX, EX-L, and Touring. 

All models have standard Eco-Assist, hill-start assist, and a security system with remote entry. EX, EX-L, and Touring add a decklid spoiler, one-touch power moonroof, fog lights, and smart entry. 

Standard interior features of the Civic

The Civic has a comfortable interior with plenty of standard features. Although not available in the LX trim, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard in Honda Civic Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. Those models also feature a 7-inch touchscreen display. Bluetooth hands-free link and streaming audio are standard, and so is a center console with armrest and storage. EX and above have a 60/40 split rear bench seat, instantly adding storage options up to 15.1 cubic feet in this compact vehicle. 

Special Civic features

The Civic Sport adds a few standard features that are exclusive to this model. It has a leather-wrapped steering wheel, sport pedals, a center outlet exhaust, and 18-inch alloy wheels that show off Civic’s sportier side. The Civic Touring model brings even more to the table, with a standard satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition, HD digital traffic, 3D renderings, lane guidance, and predictive local search.

Civic Touring also adds a 450-watt premium stereo system with 10 speakers and a subwoofer, heated front and rear seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and chrome door handles. 

Honda Civic standard safety features

Honda is well-known for its extensive safety features. Every Honda, including all trims of the Civic, include Honda Sensing as a standard feature. This is a suite of active safety and driver-assist features that includes a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, forward collision warning, and lane-keeping assist.

The Civic comes with vehicle stability assist with traction control and an anti-lock braking system. Passive safety features include advanced airbags, child-proof rear door locks, and advanced compatibility engineered body structure. 

The 2020 Honda Civic received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Association (NHTSA) in their overall rating, frontal crash, side crash, and rollover. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it a “good” in all categories, which is their highest rating. 

Even the base LX model of the 2020 Honda Civic features an impressive list of standard features, making it a good choice for buyers looking for value.