2022 Honda Civic

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2022 Honda Civic Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 20, 2021

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The 2022 Honda Civic is part of the sedan cult that always amazed buyers with its humble looks, overwhelming performance, comfy ride, crisp steering response, and perfectly tuned suspension that has a key aspect in its handling and dynamic stability. For 2022, the exterior got tweaked significantly for the upcoming model. Design elements are now modeled with a minimalistic approach. The headlamps now look sleek and extruded out which perfectly merges with the front grille. Daytime running lamps now switched their position to the top of the headlamps housing which was previously at the bottom.

The long hood appearance is likely a probability that the Civic retains its front-wheel-drive configuration. Power comes from 2.0 liter inline 4 which is expected to be continued along with the optional 1.5-liter turbo 4 engine. A teaser of its interior shows the minimalistic yet futuristic design approach. 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.

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Pros

Optimistic and plush interior.

9-inch touchscreen with wireless connectivity.

Enhanced safety features.

Easy maintenance

Cons

Rivals offer better warranty coverage.

Lethargic CVT

Average fuel economy

What's New?

New exterior design

New headlights and grille

A new set of standard comfort features

New infotainment features

All-new safety package


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


Trims

LX $21,250 Est. onwards

158 hp @ 6500 rpm | 2L | Inline 4 |

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.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Civic lineup will be offered in 5 trim options- LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The pricing of the upcoming models is not yet disclosed by Honda, but an estimated starting price of $22,000 can be expected. It can present strong competition to the likes of Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, and the Mazda 3. The average sales figures of the Civic recorded 300k+ every year in the U.S.A since 2005, but sales have been dripping down due to the changing trends in the automotive industry and demand shifting to crossovers and SUVs. However, with the 2022 model, a decent growth in sales can be expected.

2022 Honda Civic Features

The 2022 Honda Civic will possibly roll out by the mid of the year and will be available in the already available five trim configurations. The 2022 Honda Civic will receive an updated feature list and more advanced safety package, these features will be updated on the official declaration. Some of the popular must-have features are given below.

Model

LX

Sport

EX

EX-L

Touring

MSRP(CVT) 

$22,000 (Expected)

$23,850 (Expected)

$25,200 (Expected)

$26,200 (Expected) 

$29,100 (Expected)

Key Features

Honda Sensing

Adds to LX features

Adds to Sport Features

Adds to EX features

Adds to EX-L features

 

Multi-angle Rear-view Camera

Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration

8-Way Power Driver’s Seat

Leather-Trimmed Seats

Heated Rear Seats

 

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob

One-touch Power Moonroof

Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System

 

 

7-inch Display Audio Touchscreen

Heated Front Seats

HomeLink Remote System

450-Watt Premium Audio System

 

 

18 inches Alloy wheels

17 inches Alloy Wheels

 

LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off

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. 

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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.

Price

The 2022 Honda Civic Prices will increase by upto $700 to $800 compared to the previous model. The trim ‘LX’ would be the base trim that is expected at the price of $22,000, followed by ‘Sport’ expected at $23,850, EX’ at $25,200, then comes ‘EX-L’ at $26,200, and the cost of top-end trim ‘Touring’ trim may go up to $29,100.

Release date

The production of its upcoming model has already been started but there is no official announcement on its launch date. But what we expect is, the Civic enters the dealerships between spring and summer 2021.

2022 Honda Civic Engine and Performance

The 2022 Honda Civic engine specifications and performance data haven’t been released by Honda yet, but the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is likely to be continued in LX and Sport trims which deliver a power output of 158 horses and 138 lb-ft of torque. The EX and Touring trims are likely to be 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. 

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. Since the 2022 Civic hasn’t been tested by the expertise, its handling and dynamics can’t be predicted. However, crisp steering response and a buttery smooth driving experience with adequate handling can be expected by speculating the current year model.

Models

2022 Honda Civic Sedan

2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Mazda 3

2021 Hyundai Elantra

MSRP

$22,000 

$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.

2022 Honda Civic Fuel Economy

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. With its excellently refined engine and an efficient power-train, the combined mpg of 30+ can be anticipated for the 2022 Civic, which definitely will not fall heavy on the pocket for daily usage.

Models

2022 Honda Civic Sedan

2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Mazda 3

2021 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

A teaser of the 2022 Civic’s interior reflects a major makeover, especially the center console and the dash. The interior now features 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.

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.

The overall cabin looks plush with the all-black leather which covers the majority of the room. 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

2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Mazda 3

2021 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

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.

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

2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Mazda 3

2021 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

The 2022 Honda Civic safety package will be equipped with a wide range of advanced safety features. The platform has not yet been confirmed for its upcoming model but expected to be the same as the 2021 model which was proven to be excellent in terms of safety. 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

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.

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.

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.

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 2.0 liter and the optional 1.5-liter turbocharged motor likely to be continued in the upcoming sedan. 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. However, Honda says that the upcoming model remains in its front-wheel-drive configuration, and also the cabin and cargo space will not change much.

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