Honda’s classic Civic tiny car gets a facelift for the 2022 model year, with a more mature look, more amenities, and a refined interior design. Because of the improvements and more, it earned a spot on our Editors’ Choice list.
There are a number of four-cylinder engines to choose from, including a turbocharged 1.5-liter; front-wheel drive will be standard, since Honda has confirmed that all-wheel drive is not in the works.
In the year 2022, what’s new?
The Civic will be entirely redesigned in 2022, featuring a new interior and appearance. Like the previous generation Civic, the honda 2022 Civic will be offered in sedan and hatchback body styles.
Pricing and Choosing Which One to Purchase:
Our favorite is the well-equipped EX sedan type, which comes with a slew of added features that fully justify the price premium. Among the features are blind-spot tracking, a power sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated outside mirrors, and heated front seats.
It also comes standard with a 180-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine. If you want a hatchback, we recommend the EX-L, which has all of the same amenities as the EX-L plus leather seating.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance:
Despite the fact that the new Civic has been totally redesigned, Honda has chosen to retain the previous generation’s power train options. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 158 horsepower is standard, while a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 180 horsepower is optional.
Only front-wheel-drive versions of the new Civic are available. Unfortunately, the manual transmission in the older Civic sedan has been withdrawn for 2022, leaving only a variable frequency automatic transmission (CVT) as an option; however, a six-speed manual transmission is still available in the hatchback type.
On the test track, the turbocharged Touring sedan took 7.5 seconds to reach 60 mph, which is slightly slower than the prior generation Civic. They tested a manual Sport Touring hatchback, which reached 60 mph in 7.3 seconds.
The quick handling, precise steering, and very well ride reviewers enjoyed in the previous generation vehicle are all present and right here. A sporty Si and a high-performance Type-R are also in the works, both with manual transmissions; we’ll discuss those vehicles individually.
MPG and Fuel Economy in the Real World:
The most fuel-efficient Civic, according to the EPA, is the mid-level EX, which scores 33 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway, and 36 mpg combined. For more information on the Civic’s fuel efficiency, go to the EPA’s website.
Cargo, Interior, and Comfort:
The inside of the 2022 Civic is more streamlined, with smoother lines and a dashboard that has a full-width honeycomb-patterned mesh design element that neatly hides the air vents.
The center console seems to be wider than the previous model, with what appears to be a huge, deep bin in front of the shift lever for storing smart phones, keys, and road-trip snacks. Honda claims that passenger capacity is roughly identical, while the luggage compartment is greater.
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Driver aid and safety features:
Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise with lane-keeping assist will be standard features. For more information on the Civic’s crash-test results, go to the NHTSA and IIHS websites.
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