2022 Honda Civic

MSRP $19,900 - $28,300

Ranked #1 in Compact Sedan

8.1

Overall Rating

2022 Honda Civic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 8, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Honda Civic returns in its 12th Generation as a 2022 model as it receives a makeover, with a more mature exterior, new amenities, and a refined interior design. A variety of four-cylinder engines are available, including a turbocharged 1.5-liter; the front-wheel-drive will remain standard.  The 3 spoke steering column did not change much but a remarkable change was found in the center console and the 9-inch touch-screen which is now mounted high on the dash.

The 2022 Honda Civic is offered in four trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, and Touring. The base LX trim starts from $21,700 while the EX trim with the more powerful 180-hp turbocharged engine starts from $24,700. Lease options start from $313 per month for a period of 36 months with a down payment of $908 and 10,000 miles per year.  

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Pros

Plush looking Interiors

Long list of standard infotainment features

Wide array of advanced safety features as standard

Great resale value

Cons

Rivals offer better warranty coverage.

Lethargic CVT

Average fuel economy

What's New?

The 2022 Honda Civic is all new for the 2022 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21250

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

138 lbs.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$19,900 onwards

LX$21,250 onwards

Sport$23,100 onwards

EX$24,700 onwards

Touring$28,300 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Honda Civic in Lunar Silver Metallic color
Lunar Silver Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performace

6.0

Pricing and Features

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


"Honda's popular Civic compact car gets a big glow-up for the 2022 model year as it debuts a more grown-up appearance, new features, and a refined cabin design." - Car and Driver

Talking more about the engine and trim options, the 2022 Honda Civic comes in a total of 2 engine options and 4 trims. The 2 engine options are a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder motor that produces 158 hp and 138 ft-lbs of torque and the other engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4 -cylinder motor that produces 180 hp and 177 ft-lbs of torque. The LX and the Sport trims make use of the 2.0-liter unit. While the EX and Touring trims, priced at $24,700 and $28,300 respectively, come with the turbocharged units. A CVT transmission is standard across the range with no option of a manual unit.

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Front View
2022 Honda Civic Sedan Rear View

9.0/10
Pricing and Features

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 Honda Civic Buying Advice

The 2022 Honda Civic offers an impressive feature list, decently powered engine, and excellent driving dynamics, all the trims come equipped with a long list of standard safety equipment that can be upgraded for some extra dollars. If you are looking ahead to buy a Honda Civic sedan you can go with any of the trims as per your feature choice, however, we recommend the Sport trim which is essentially equipped with features.

2022 Honda Civic Pricing and Features

9.0/10

Does the 2022 Honda Civic come in AWD?

No, the 2021 Honda Civic Sedan is available only in FWD.

Does the 2022 Honda Civic have heated seats?

The 2022 Honda Civic Sedan is equipped with front heated seats but only for the EX and EX-L trims.

Does the 2022 Hond Civic have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

Yes, except for the base LX trim, all the trims of the 2022 Honda Civic line-up are equipped with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2022 Honda Civic Features

"The Honda Civic has a reputation built on 50 years of affordability, efficiency and durability, and the 2022 redesign looks to keep that tradition going strong." - Edmunds

The 2022 Honda Civic has been launched in a total of 4 trim options. This new 12th Gen Civic receives an updated feature list and more advanced safety package, along with a more modern-looking interior that houses features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2022 Honda Civic will also come sensibly equipped with features and is a valuable choice among sedan buyers who expect a whole lot more for a less expensive price. The Civic sedan has always been a valuable vehicle that gets the best in class safety and impressive road manners.

Model

LX

Sport

EX

Touring

MSRP

$21,700

$23,100

$24,700

$28,300

Key Features

Honda Sensing

Adds to LX features

Adds to Sport Features

Adds to EX features

 

Multi-angle Rear-view Camera

Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration

8-Way Power Driver’s Seat

Heated Rear Seats

 

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob

One-touch Power Moonroof

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System

 

 

7-inch Display Audio Touchscreen

Heated Front Seats

450-Watt Premium Audio System

 

 

18 inches Alloy wheels

17 inches Alloy Wheels

LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off


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2022 Honda Civic Engine and Performance

"The turbocharged 1.5-liter engine is outstanding. It’s quiet and smooth, and the power arrives in a pleasantly linear fashion." - Kelley Blue Book

The 2022 Honda Civic comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is offered in the LX and Sport trims which deliver a power output of 158 horses and 138 lb-ft of torque. The EX and Touring trims are powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4 pot motor. The power delivered by its 1.5L engine is almost 22 horses more than its 2.0L motor. Its 2.0L engine now features an automatic engine start-stop function which definitely boosts its economy by 1-2mpg. 

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Engine Bay

A six-speed manual transmission has been discontinued and the CVT kept as standard for the 2022 model which might feel lethargic but economically viable. This motor is not the fastest of the competitors, however, can cover a quarter-mile within 16.3 seconds. And it only took the time of 8.2 seconds to sprint from 0-60 mph. 

Models

2022 Honda Civic Sedan

2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Mazda 3

2022 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$21,700

$23,470

$21,500

$20,000

Engine

2.0-Liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0-Liter Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0-Liter naturally-aspirated Inline-4

2.0 liter naturally aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

6-speed manual

CVT

Power (hp @ rpm)

158hp @ 6500rpm

169hp @ 6000rpm

155hp @ 6000rpm

147hp @ 6200rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

138lb-ft @ 4200rpm

151lb-ft @ 4400rpm

150lb-ft @ 4000rpm

132lb-ft @ 4500rpm

The 2.0L inline-4 engine with FWD configuration is common in all. However, the power output from Civic's 2.0L engine is not the best, but its 1.5L turbocharged engine can easily outperform the Corolla, Elantra, and the Mazda 3 in terms of power and torque. Although the Civic is more of a driver’s car, if Honda had included a 6-speed manual transmission, it would have been a fantastic package.


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2022 Honda Civic Fuel Economy

9.0/10

"According to the EPA, the most fuel efficient version of the new Civic is the mid-range EX, which earns ratings of 33 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, and 36 mpg combined." Car and Driver

Apart from its sensational performance and handling, the Civic promises an adequate fuel economy. For the current year model, its 1.5-liter turbo 4 pot motor got best-in-class mpg ratings of 33 in the city and 42 on highways, and the credit goes to its efficient CVT. The 2.0-liter 4 pot motor is a bit less efficient but it is more than rivals what it offers and delivers an economy of 30mpg in the city and 38mpg on highways. The 12.4-gallon fuel tank was found to be a reliable companion for a long driving range of over 400+ miles. 

Models

2022 Honda Civic Sedan

2022 Toyota Corolla

2021 Mazda 3

2022 Hyundai Elantra

MPG (City)

33

31

28

33

MPG (Highway)

42

40

36

43

MPG (Combined)

36

34

31

37

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

12.4

13.2

13.2

14.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

409/520/446

410/528/448

369/475/409

462/602/518

All the above sedans give a strong battle to each other in terms of fuel economy. But, the performance of Civic and the Elantra is exceptional and the dominating factor might be their CVTs. However, the fuel tank capacity of Civic is limited to 12.4 gallons but its economy manages the range well.

2022 Honda Civic Interior

9.0/10

"The interior of the new Honda Civic sedan and hatchback is understated but handsome. " Kelley Blue Book

The interiors of the 2022 Honda Civic now feature a plush and optimistic design approach. The honeycomb design which neatly hides the AC vents and runs throughout the dash is truly an eye-catching element at a first glance. A wider center console now features two cubby holes placed beside the gear shifter, a wireless charging pad, and a leather-wrapped armrest. What is visible from its image is, the physical controls are now limited to three rotary knobs which shows the optimistic design approach to ensure hassle-free controls.

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Dashboard

A standard 7-inch infotainment display is now mounted on top of the dash and offers Apple Carplay and Android Auto as standard, but a 9-inch panel is kept as optional which offers wireless connectivity. Other highlighted features include in-dash navigation, a Bose stereo system, and a wireless smartphone charging pad.

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Infotainment Screen

The overall cabin looks plush with the all-black leather which covers the majority of the room. The interior not only looks more upscale but also has better ergonomics than the outgoing model. Each and every control has been designed to make the driver feel more in control of the vehicle. Furthermore, Honda claims that passenger space in the upcoming Civic is approximately the same as in the 2021 model, and the same goes for the cargo capacity.

Models

2022 Honda Civic Sedan

2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Mazda 3

2022 Hyundai Elantra

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.3/ 57.0/ 42.3

38.3/ 54.0/ 42.0

38.3/ 54.8/ 42.3

40.6/56.5/42.3

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.1/ 55.0/ 37.4

37.1/ 51.7/ 34.8

37.6/ 54.4/ 35.8

37.3/55.6/38

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

15.1

13

12.4

14.2

The space management in the Civic has been greatly engineered. Despite being not too lengthy a car, yet it provides best-in-class cabin space and cargo space as well. As Honda says, the cargo space remains to be almost similar as of 2021, therefore a volume of 15.1 cu-ft can be expected, which is the maximum space offered among the competitors. Some important interior features in the 2022 Honda Civic sedan are:

  • 60:40 Folding Bench 
  • Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual drive seat adjustments
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • 4/8/10 speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth
  • Speed-sensitive volume compensation
  • Radio data system
  • HondaLink

2022 Honda Civic Exterior

8.0/10

"Some may say the new Civic's more conventional design is boring compared to the previous model's flamboyance, but we contend it's cleaner and more refined" - Edmunds

The exterior showcases a completely new design language for the 2022 Civic. It looks sporty but with minimalistic design elements. Headlamps got a completely new look with their wider and sleeker profile and the placement of DRLs also altered. It features a low-slung stance and a more boxed-off rear profile. The lower mesh grille will become wider, and the sides will have character lines running from the fender to the taillights.

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Three Quarter View

This is carried over to the lower rear bumper, where twin exhaust pipes emphasize the sportiness of the current design. A noticeable change was found especially in its side profile where the A-pillars and windshield were pushed backward leaving the long hood in front and the shark-fin design at the rear window liner to stand out. 

Models

2022 Honda Civic Sedan

2022 Toyota Corolla

2022 Mazda 3

2022 Hyundai Elantra

Curb Weight (lbs)

2762

2840

3071

2868

Length (inches)

182.3

183.1

183.5

184.1

Width (inches)

70.8

69.9

70.7

71.9

Height (inches)

55.7

57.3

56.9

55.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.3

6.7

5.5

5.3

Wheelbase (inches)

106.3

107.3

107.3

107.1

The table above shows that the Civic has an adequate length, a wider wheel track, and a slightly lower height, which leads to improved dynamic stability. Furthermore, the curb weight is the least of the competitors which helps in delivering better fuel economy. The latest exterior features in the 2022 Honda Civic are:

  • Moonroof Visor
  • Front underbody spoiler
  • Capless Fuel Filler
  • LED headlights and crab claw LED taillamps; LED fog lamps
  • 17-inch black alloy wheels
  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Body Side molding

2022 Honda Civic Safety

8.0/10

The 2022 Honda Civic comes equipped with a wide range of advanced safety features. IIHS and NHTSa are yet to test the Civic. However, the previous 2021 Civic received an overall safety rating of 5 stars from NHTSA and was awarded ‘Top Safety Pick’ by IIHS which shows its robust build.

The rollover risk was found to be 9.5% which is significantly low and showcases its superior dynamic stability. Honda assures that the driver assistance features will be offered standard. Although the list of its features isn't long, some highlighted features include lane departure assist, lane keep assist, electronic stability program. The features claimed by Honda in the upcoming lineup of Civic are:

  • Standard automated emergency braking.
  • Standard adaptive cruise control.
  • Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keep assist.

2022 Honda Civic Competition

8.0/10

2022 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

The performance from its 2.0 liter naturally aspirated motor is decent but the 1.5-liter turbocharged motor easily beats the Corolla by 12 horses. The fuel economy from its CVT is an emerging point which not only beats the Corolla but other rivals too with a significant difference. While the length of the Civic is shorter engineers did a great job in terms of its space management as the result of which the trunk capacity of the Civic is almost 2 cu-ft larger than the Corolla. Moreover, the Corolla features a bold look while the Civic looks more elegant.

2021 Toyota Corolla

2022 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2021 Mazda 3

Both the sedans have almost identical performance figures while the Civic significantly overtakes it in terms of fuel economy. They both compete strongly in terms of safety as they are equipped with high-end features but the Mazda 3 won the battle with its ‘Top Safety Pick+’ rating. But, as the upcoming model is not yet tested, a positive result can be expected. Civic got a spacious cargo of 15.1 cu-ft while in Mazda 3, it is limited to 12.4.

2021 Mazda 3

2022 Honda Civic Sedan vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra

With its new design language, Civic looks elegant while the Elantra has offered more sharp-looking features. It came out to be a better performer than the Elantra. The higher ground clearance of Civic easily tackles the bumpy roads. Both the cars got equal safety ratings from IIHS, but the Civic got an advantage for its advanced features which were missing in Elantra.

2021 Hyundai Elantra

2022 Honda Civic Final Verdict

With a perfectly tweaked exterior and an interior, the 2022 Civic emerges as a perfect blend of beauty and performance. The interior is now fresh, minimalistic, and loaded with advanced tech. Its upgraded infotainment has now brought Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a standard feature. The safety is now at its level best. Along with the traction control, lane departure assist, lane keep assist, electronic stability program, features like automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control are now standard with the Civic. With all these changes, we do feel the 2022 Honda Civic will be the new Compact Sedan segment King, without a doubt!

 2022 Honda Civic Sedan FAQs

How much does the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan cost?

The 2022 Honda Civic LX sedan starts at $21,700, plus a destination fee of $995. The Civic Sport sedan is priced at $23,100, which is only $1,400 more expensive than the LX. The other two new Honda Civic sedans, powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, are the EX and Touring. Their prices are $24,700 and $28,300 respectively.

When can you buy a 2022 Honda Civic Sedan?

The 2022 Honda Civic is already released and is available across the country. 

Will there be a 2022 Honda Civic hatchback?

The 2022 Civic hatchback will be produced for the first time in America at Honda's Greensburg plant. Production is scheduled to begin later in 2021, and prices should be announced closer to that date.

Does the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan come with a manual transmission?

The Sport and Touring trims of the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan have the option of equipping a six-speed manual transmission.