What are the 2020 Honda Civic MPG Ratings?

February 21st, 2020 by

Metallic Blue Civic 2020

The Honda Civic mpg ratings have made this compact car a perennial favorite with San Marcos-area drivers, and it’s never been hard to see why. For 2020, it’s offering even more impressive features and capabilities, without losing any of its efficiency credibility.  Although each of the available models is sure to impress, the 2020 Honda Civic fuel economy ratings do vary from trim to trim. We’ve broken down each of your options below.

Honda Civic Fuel Economy by Trim Level

Which Honda Civic trim is most efficient? The 2020 Honda Civic mpg ratings max out at an EPA-estimated 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway*. You can achieve these numbers by pairing the LL-CVT with the available turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder engine, on either the EX or EX-L trim levels. Although the high-end touring trim offers the same basic equipment, it is slightly less efficient thanks to its paddle shifters and 18-inch tires. Now, let’s take a closer look at each of your options:

  • Civic LX – The base model includes an Inline 4-cylinder engine and a standard M-CVT. It offers up to 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway*, which is significantly more than the outgoing 2019 model.
  • Civic Sport – With a 6-speed manual transmission, the Civic Sport gets 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway*. Opt for the M-CVT to boost your EPA-estimated fuel economy to 29 mpg city and 37 mpg highway*. This model is only available with the standard I4.
  • Civic EX – As noted above, this model receives the turbocharged Inline-4 and a more efficient LL-CVT. This allows fuel economy to jump all the way to 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates*.
  • Civic EX-L – Fuel economy ratings and options are identical for the Civic EX and Civic EX-L.
  • Civic Touring – Although the Civic Touring also receives the turbocharged I4 and the LL-CVT, it only achieves up to 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates*.

We’ve focused on the Honda Civic Sedan in our breakdown. However, you can access the same 1.5-liter turbocharged I4 in the latest Honda Civic Hatchback. Here, you can enjoy an EPA-estimated 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway* on the roads near Vista and Carlsbad.

Efficiency-Boosting Features in Your 2020 Honda Civic

At the heart of your Honda Civic, you’ll find a 2.0-liter Inline 4-cylinder engine or a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Although you might expect the smaller engine to deliver a little less horsepower and torque, it’s turbocharger actually makes it the more compelling option for performance enthusiasts. That’s not all: since it’s easier to accelerate and get up to speed, it tends to consume even less fuel than its larger, less powerful alternative.  Of course, no matter which engine or trim level you select, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of Eco Assist™. Just check the color-coded display around the speedometer! If it’s green, your driving habits are minimizing your day-to-day fuel consumption. If they’re blue, there’s some room for improvement. Just hit the ECON button and your Civic will automatically adapt to reduce fuel costs.

You’ll Love How the Civic Handles San Marcos

Want to see where the Civic mpg ratings come out against other compact rivals? Start by pitting the 2020 Honda Civic against the Toyota Corolla or the Hyundai Elantra. You might also want to see how the 2020 Honda Accord LX and EX trims compare! Ready to take the next steps today? Check out our new Honda Civic inventory and schedule a test drive in Escondido.

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