What are the Differences Between the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback and Type R?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type R on Monday, May 18th, 2020 at 8:00 am
2020 Honda Civic Hatchback in silver gray and 2020 Honda Civic Type R in Sonic Blue

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs 2020 Honda Civic Type R

The 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback is the standard hatchback model of the Honda catalog while the 2020 Honda Civic Type R is the performance hatchback model of the brand. Today, we’ll find out how they differ in terms of specs and features. It’s the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback vs the 2020 Honda Civic Type R! 


2020 Honda Civic Hatchback – Color Options


Honda Standard Hatchback vs Honda Performance Hatchback 

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback exterior overhead shot with gray silver paint color
2020 Honda Civic Type R exterior overhead shot with white paint color parked on a racetrack

2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring

Starting MSRP: $28,150*

2020 Honda Civic Type R

Starting MSRP: $36,995*

Model 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback 2020 Honda Civic Type R
Baseline Engine 1.5L Turbocharged Inline 4 2L Turbocharged Inline 4
Horsepower 174 hp 306 hp
Torque 162 lb-ft 295 lb-ft
Standard Transmission Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Manual
Additional Transmission Option(s) 6-Speed Manual N/A
Standard Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity 12.4 gal. 12. 4 gal.
Front Legroom 42.3 in. 42.3 in.
Rear Legroom 36 in. 35.9 in.
Maximum Cargo Capacity 46.2 ft3 46.2 ft3
Total Seating 5 5
Starting MSRP $21,750* $36,995*

2020 Honda Civic Type R – Performance Features 

As we can see, both hatchback models are nearly identical in terms of dimensions such as cargo space, fuel tank capacity, seating, and more. However, the 2020 Honda Civic Type R has plenty of additional performance and technological advantages beyond its superior engine, including: 

  • 3-Mode Drive System 
  • Brembo® Brakes 
  • Honda LogR 
  • Limited-Slip Differential 
  • McPherson Strut Front Suspension 
  • Sport Seats and Pedals 
  • Triple Outlet Exhaust 
  • Vortex Generators 
  • Wing Spoiler 
  • And More! 

2020 Honda Civic Type R – Color Options


Test Drive a Honda Civic Hatchback Model in Long Island, NY

Browse through our online inventory and schedule a test drive with a Honda hatchback model at your leisure. Additionally, for more information on Honda models, please continue to read our blog and contact us. The Atlantic Honda staff can be reached online, over the phone, or with a visit to our store located in Bay Shore, New York within the area of Long Island. 

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices. 

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