What is the Difference Between the Honda Civic LX and EX?

January 31st, 2020 by

2019 Honda Civic EX or Above Driving on Exit Highway Ramp

The Honda Civic sedan is a great choice for Union and South Plainfield drivers, but which trim level is the best fit for your needs: The Honda Civic LX or EX? Here at VIP Honda, we compare price, features, and more of the 2020 Honda Civic LX and 2020 Honda Civic EX models.

LX vs. EX: Price and Power

Both the Honda Civic LX and EX come with powerful engines, leaving potential drivers asking, “Is the Honda Civic EX or LX better for me?” Looks closer, and you’ll notice that the LX comes with a 158-hp, 2.0L 4-cylinder engine whereas the EX trim level has a 174-hp engine. The LX can get as much as 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway** while the EX gets 32 mpg city/42 mpg highway**. Honda Sensing® is standard for the LX and EX, but the EX offers Honda LaneWatch™ with a camera to help keep an eye out for traffic around your Civic. Honda Civic EX or LX differences, you’ll receive a reliable, efficient, and sporty vehicle no matter your choice.

Honda Civic LX and EX Engine Specs

Mostly similar, the differences are what will determine if the Honda Civic EX or LX trim level is right for you. Here’s what each model offers:

  • The 2020 Honda Civic LX with CVT: The Honda Civic Sedan LX starts at $20,650* and comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and CVT automatic transmission that produces 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2020 Honda Civic EX with CVT: The Honda Civic Sedan EX starts at $23,800* equipped with a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine and standard CVT transmission that produces 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.

Honda Civic LX and EX Features

South Plainfield drivers looking for the right features may lean towards the EX trim level because of its expanded list of features. The LX has plenty to offer as well:

  • 2020 Honda Civic LX: The LX has a 5-inch central display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system.
  • 2020 Honda Civic EX: This model comes equipped with tech found in the LX as well as Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and a 7-inch touchscreen with an SMS text message function.

Honda Civic Heated Front Seats

Learn More About the Honda Civic Trim Levels at VIP Honda

For more information on the Honda Civic safety features, or to experience a new Honda Civic in person, take the trip from Kenilworth or Westfield to VIP Honda or schedule a test drive in advance! Feel free to check out the safety ratings of the Honda Civic to be sure this reliable vehicle is for you. Take a closer look at the Honda Civic LX and EX with the experts at VIP Honda, and contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule a test drive in your favorite model. Be sure to check out our guide to resetting Honda Civic oil life!

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