Honda Civic Sedan vs. Hatchback vs. Coupe

October 5th, 2020 by

Honda Civic Family including the Sedan, Coupe, Hatchback, SI, and Type R models

Honda Civic: Sedan vs. Hatchback vs. Coupe

On the hunt for the perfect compact car?

We commend your decision to consider the award-winning Honda Civic. However, choosing a Civic is not as simple as walking up to our Portland area Honda dealership and saying, “give me the Civic.”

You will need to specify whether you want the Honda Civic Sedan, Civic Hatchback, or Civic Coupe. Although each model offers comparable pricing among an identical assortment of features across similar trim levels, they distinguish themselves in key areas, primarily in interior dimensions.

To help you decide on which model is best for you, our in-house Civic enthusiasts laid out the primary differences between the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan, Hatchback, and Coupe for you to compare.

Find My Honda Civic 2021 Honda Civic Trim Levels

2020 Honda Civic Sedan

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback

2020 Honda Civic Coupe

Starting MSRP: $20,800* $21,750* $21,050*
Cargo Volume (cu ft) 15.1 46.2 12.1
Passenger Volume (cu ft) 97.8 97.2 91.0
Front Legroom (in) 42.3 42.3 42.3
Rear Legroom (in) 37.4 36.0 35.9
Doors 4 4 2
Combined MPG 38** 40*** 38****
Standard Horsepower 158 174 158
Max Horsepower 174 180 174

Honda Civic Sedan vs. Coupe vs. Hatchback: What’s the Difference?

Cargo Volume

To no surprise, the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback boxes out both the Civic Sedan and the Civic Coupe in terms of cargo volume with a commodious 46.2 cu ft. No trunk separates the passenger and cargo compartments, which opens up an abundance of space to not only store more, but fit bulkier items.

The Civic Sedan and Coupe certainly hold their own with 15.1 cu ft and 12.1 cu ft of trunk volume, respectively. Both of these figures come out among the leaders in their classes.

Passenger Volume

When it comes to keeping your friends and family comfortable, the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan offers the most passenger volume of the trifecta with 97.8 cu ft – a smidge more than the Civic Hatchback. This extra volume will benefit rear passengers the most, who enjoy over an inch of more legroom than in the Civic Hatchback and the expectedly tighter Civic Coupe.

As the Civic Coupe only offers two doors, unlike the Sedan and Hatchback, you should also keep in mind the inherently more involved process of loading in rear passengers.

Performance

The 2020 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe come standard with a stout 158 horsepower 2.0L engine and offer a livelier 174 horsepower 1.5L turbocharged engine as options.

The Hatchback comes powered by that optional turbocharged engine as a standard and makes 174 horsepower right out of the box. Opt for the Sport trim, and that engine receives a tune to top out at 180 horsepower, which is marginally more than the maximum output of the Civic Sedan and Civic Hatchback.

Discover Your Perfect Honda Civic At Our Portland Area Dealership

Looking to see which Honda Civic best suits your lifestyle for yourself?

Contact us at Beaverton Honda to schedule a one-on-one appointment with each model that caught your eye. We proudly serve drivers throughout the greater Portland, Beaverton, and Hillsboro, OR areas.

Find My Honda Civic 2021 Honda Civic Trim Levels

*Destination and handling excluded from MSRP shown.
**25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
***29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring 6MT trims. 29 city/35 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport/Sport Touring CVT trims. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX/EX trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
****30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX trim. 25 city/35 highway/29 combined mpg rating for Sport 6MT trim. 29 city/36 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 31 city/40 highway/35 combined mpg rating for EX trim. 30 city/37 highway/33 combined mpg rating for Touring trim. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
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