Honda Civic Hatchback vs. Competitors for Sale in Lincoln, RI
Few cars have enjoyed the extended popularity of the Honda Civic. It’s been a best seller for decades, because people appreciate its practicality and affordable pricing. Honda has long made both sedan and hatchback versions of the Civic, and each body style has its devotees. The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback looks cooler than ever here in generation number ten, making it especially attractive to the younger drivers who have always been the model’s bread and butter. But other five-doors out there give the Civic Hatchback a run for its money with their similar attributes and cost. Its main rivals are the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, the Mazda3 Hatchback, the Volkswagen Golf, and the Hyundai Elantra GT. We’ll examine their differences below.
Cars in this class are all about affordability, and the Civic Hatchback is one of the standouts. Its base MSRP of $21,750 beats the starting prices of the Golf and Mazda3 Hatchback, and it’s close in price to the Corolla Hatchback. While the Elantra GT is priced lower than the Civic Hatchback, buyers would have to purchase optional packages to get a car that’s equipped similarly to the base-level Honda.
Powertrains and Fuel Efficiency
The sole engine in the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is a 174 horsepower 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but this powerplant makes 180 hp when it’s equipped with the manual transmission instead of the CVT. The base engines of the Corolla Hatchback (168 hp) and Elantra GT (161 hp) fall short, as does the sole engine in the Golf (147 hp). While the Mazda3 Hatchback puts out a few additional horses (186), it costs $2,000 more than the Civic Hatchback.
The Civic Hatchback also impresses with its fuel economy. It’s EPA-rated to get 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the open road, outdoing the Mazda3 Hatchback, Hyundai Elantra GT, and Volkswagen Golf. Some trims of the Civic Hatchback get better mileage than some trims of the Corolla Hatchback, making that comparison more or less a tossup.
Safety and Space
The automakers mentioned here have all done a good job of setting up their base-level hatchbacks with active safety technology, although VW puts in fewer standard driver-assist features than the others. The 2020 Civic Hatchback gets a standard Honda Sensing package that consists of forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control (with low-speed follow), lane keep assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, and automatic high beams.
you’re considering a five-door purchase because you plan to carry goods, note that the Civic Hatchback is a segment leader in interior accommodation. It offers 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, outdoing all of the competitors in this comparison by a good margin. It also presents the most space for passengers, making it more comfortable to ride in than the rival cars.
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