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2022 Honda Civic Review: Specs and Pricing


2022 Honda Civic

OVERVIEW


For the 2022 model year, Honda's well-liked Civic compact car receives a major facelift that includes a more mature exterior, additional amenities, and an improved interior layout. It earned a spot on our Editors' Choice list as a result of the upgrades and more.


A variety of four-cylinder engines, including a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, are available; the front-wheel drive will remain the default since Honda claims that all-wheel drive is not the goal. The Civic will be able to stave off competition from models like the Hyundai Elantra, Mazda 3, and Toyota Corolla thanks to updated tech features like a larger touchscreen display, wireless smartphone connectivity, and improved driver-assistance functions.


What has changed for 2022?


For 2022, the Civic is completely new, with a revised body and modernized interior. The 2022 Civic will be available in both sedan and hatchback body types, the same as the previous generation model.


Which one to Purchase?


The well-equipped EX trim on the sedan type is what we advise because it has many more options that more than make up for the price increase. These comforts include heated outside mirrors, heated front seats, a power sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and blind-spot monitoring.


Additionally, it has a 180-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. If you plan to purchase the hatchback, we advise you to consider the EX-L, which has additional leather upholstery and similar features.


Pricing of the 2022 Honda Civic


The 2022 Honda Civic sedan's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $22,350 for the LX model. The 2.0-liter naturally aspirated Civic LX sedan is anticipated to account for around 30% of Civic sedan sales.


The Sport, another Civic sedan with a 2.0-liter engine, comes next. The Civic Sport starts at $23,300 and comes with 18-inch wheels and numerous other primarily aesthetic sporty features. Honda anticipates that the Sport will represent around 40% of Civic sales and be the market leader in terms of volume.

The Civic EX is the entry-level model for Civic sedans with the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, which is more potent and economical than the 2.0-liter. The MSRP of the Civic EX, which is anticipated to account for around 20% of the mix, is $25,350.


The Touring trim level caps the pricing of the 2022 Honda Civic sedan lineup. The MSRP of this opulent Civic in leather is $28,950. It includes a luxury 12-speaker Bose audio system, a 9-inch touchscreen screen, and a 10-inch digital instrument panel. The Civic Touring is anticipated to account for 10% of Civic sedan sales.

The base LX model of the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback costs $23,350. Starting at $24,550, the Civic hatchback in Sport specification is available with a CVT or a 6-speed manual transmission.


The price of the new Civic hatchback in EX-L specification starts at $27,050, while the price of the Sport Touring variant with a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT is $29,850. Starting at $27,300, the new 2022 Honda Civic Si is available. The 2022 Honda Civic's destination fee is $1,015.



2022 Honda Civic: Interior and Comfort


For 2022, Honda has made interior changes to the Civic. The spacious cockpit, which has a great outside view and an instrument panel with an analog speedometer and a digital tachometer, is dominated by straight lines.


However, the instrument panel of the Civic Touring features a 10.2-inch, all-digital LCD screen that can be customized. With bar graphs flanking the middle of the full-color screen, it can appear totally modern or traditionally styled with circular gauges and the necessary markers. The driver information center in the middle of the dashboard displays a range of data, including the current music playlist, trip computer information, and the status of several safety and driving assistance systems.


The new Honda Civic car and hatchback's interior are simple but elegant. A honeycomb metal mesh strip that runs the length of the dash is one of the most distinctive features. It divides the music system from the information displays and climate controls and hides air vents that would otherwise clutter the dash's appearance.


Regarding the seats in the new Civic, Honda claims they are built on a structure of a new generation that increases occupant comfort on extended rides while offering ample of support. The Civic sedan's trunk has a 14 cubic-foot capacity. The rear seat of the Civic hatchback splits 60/40 and folds forward to expand the cargo space by an additional 24.5 cubic feet. The hatch opening is now 1.6 inches wider than it was on the previous Civic hatchback.


The new 2022 Honda Civic hatchback features a wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto-enabled 9-inch touchscreen as an option, or a 7-inch touchscreen as standard, similar to the 2022 Honda Civic sedan. The new Civic Si has body-hugging sports seats with built-in headrests and wider supports for the shoulders and thighs because of its athletic capabilities. To lessen leg stress on lengthy rides, the front seat cushion has been elevated by 0.5 inches. The Si interior features sports pedals, red stitching, and a 7-inch color instrument panel with a physical speedometer dial on the right and a digital tachometer on the left. Honda claims that the 12-speaker Bose audio system that comes standard with the Si is the best factory system in Civic Si history.


2022 Honda Civic: Features


7- inch Touchscreen


The 7-inch color touchscreen is the largest standard screen in Civic history and is available on the Civic LX, Sport, and EX. It has a volume knob (yeah!) and a tuning knob (double yes!) in addition to a bottom row of buttons that let you choose media sources like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto or control the audio. Even though the highest Civic, the Touring, has a 9-inch screen, it lacks a station knob.


Premium sound from Bose


There are superior Bose audio systems with digital signal processing that are available for the touring models of the new Civic. The 12-speaker system has an 8-inch woofer in the back deck and is the first time Bose audio has been used in a Civic.


2022 Honda Civic: Engine and Performance


The powertrain options from the previous version of the Civic were kept, even though Honda completely rebuilt the new Civic. Base models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 158 horsepower while the upgrade engine is still a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged that now produces 180 horsepower. The only front-wheel-drive model of the new Civic is available.

Unfortunately, the six-speed manual transmission that was available on the hatchback edition of the previous generation Civic sedan has been eliminated for 2022, leaving just a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) as an option. Our turbocharged Touring sedan reached 60 mph at our test track in 7.5 seconds, which is a little longer than the previous generation Civic.


The manual Sport Touring hatchback we tested performed marginally better, reaching 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. Fortunately, this model retains the nimble handling, responsive steering, and well-balanced ride that we loved so much about the previous generation model. Additionally planned are sporty Si and powerful Type-R models, both of which will come with a manual transmission.




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