2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

Rating8.4

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Starting MSRP 

$22,900 - $30,865

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Key Spec of 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback
fuel economy

30/33/30

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Punchy engine performance

Road noise may be a bit intrusive at high speed

Improved interior with more space

Handful of user friendly features

Front seats have no lumbar support

Upgraded infotainment system with an all-new digital instrument cluster

Appealing exterior looks and cabin as well

Malfunctioning of alarms from safety features

Completely updated for this year

Appreciable fuel economy and cargo space

Improved driver assistance features

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 16, 2022

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Like the 2022 Honda Civic Sedan, the new 2022 Honda Civic hatchback is completely redesigned, marking its 11th generation. Honda has revamped and re-engineered the small car, changes start with Civic's body structure and engines to its design and safety features. The 2022 Civic hatchback has a coupe-like roofline and simplified interior. You can order the new Honda Civic hatchback with either a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 158 horsepower or a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder with 180. However, an optional 6-speed manual transmission is limited to the Sport and Sport Touring trims.

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback for Sale

Honda offers attractive bonuses and discounts with the 2022 Civic hatchback which carries a starting MSRP of $24,645. The Civic hatchback finance offers begin at a monthly premium of $455 at 4.1% APR for a 60-month period with zero down payment. The 2022 Civic hatchback lease deals start at $370/month for a duration of 36 months and 10,000 miles of annual mileage limit and just $965 due at the time of signing. 

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Buying Advice

The Honda Civic hatchback sees a comprehensive upgrade this year which justifies the $1,430 price hike over the previous generation. While the features list does not get huge additions, the updated styling, improved dynamics, and better efficiency make the new 2022 Civic worth the higher price tag. That said, one can enjoy great discounts on a used Honda Civic and we would recommend opting for the 2020 Honda Civic hatchback if you want the depreciated prices.  

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Compared to the previous Civic, the EPA fuel economy ratings have improved. Honda claims to have upgraded the suspension, improved steering response, and was comfortable. Dimensionally, the new Civic features wider tracks, a half-inch, which makes it more stable. The sportiest version of the new Honda Civic is, however, the Type R set to arrive next year. In the compact car segment, the Civic hatchback competes against Mazda 3 hatchback, Subaru Impreza hatchback, and the Toyota Corolla hatchback


Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
LX 4dr Hatchback (1.5L Turbo 4cyl CVT)$23563$229000 Listings
EX-L 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl Turbo CVT)$25848$28065424 Listings
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Trims

LX$22,900 onwards
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  • Wireless device charging pad

Sport$24,100 onwards
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  • Eight-Speaker audio system
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Proximity keyless entry
  • Remote ignition

EX-L$28,065 onwards
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  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat

Sport Touring$29,795 onwards
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  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Wireless device charging pad


Colors and Styles

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Agean Blue

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Prices for the all-new 2022 Honda Civic hatchback range between $24,645 for the base LX model while the top-end Civic Sport Touring model starts at $31,145. Like the previous generation, the hatchback model will cost a slight premium over the Civic sedan and will be the more practical choice of the two. The improved safety and modern engineering should also reduce the user complaints and problems with the newer model. 

While the 2022 Civic hatchback gets a basic 3-year warranty like most manufacturers, the 82/100 reliability rating by J.D. Power is amongst the best in the segment. The Civic hatchback 5-year cost of ownership is expected to be around $28,570 which again is amongst lowest in the compact cars segment. 

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Front View
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Buying Advice

The 2022 Civic hatchback model with the more powerful 1.5 L turbocharged engine coupled with the CVT transmission would be the best combination to opt for as it comes with the increased power and the added efficiency delivered by the CVT transmission. Enthusiasts would definitely enjoy the manual transmission and hence we would recommend opting for the 2022 Civic EX-L model and the transmission option of your preference. 

 

Features
8.5/10

The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is available for sale in the same four trim configurations with two or more engine options. The powertrain does not get any major changes and continues with the FWD layout. While the sedan gets only a CVT automatic transmission, the Honda Civic hatchback is available with both the manual and CVT automatic transmissions. 

All trims get the CVT as standard, only the Sport and Sport Touring models get the manual, while the top EX-L and Sport Touring trims are powered by the more powerful 1.5L turbo-4 engine. Honda offers plenty of features right from the base trim and gets a plethora of safety aids as standard as well. But we would have loved to see alloy wheels being offered from the LX trim onwards. 

Trim

LX

Sport EX-L Sport Touring

MSRP (Manual)

-

$25,845 - $31,145
MSRP (Auto) $24,645 $25,845 $28,345 $31,145

Key Features

Adaptive Cruise Control & Forward Collision Mitigation

Adds/Upgrades to LX trim; Adds/Upgrades to Sport trim; Adds/Upgrades to EX-L trim;

Lane-keep assist, Traffic Sign Reader, & Driver attention monitor

Sport drive mode Blind-spot monitor Front & rear parking sensors and Rear cross-traffic alert

7-inch touchscreen infotainment w/4-speaker audio system

8-speaker audio system Sunroof 9-inch touchscreen infotainment w/integrated navigation system & 12-speaker Bose premium audio system

Automatic climate control w/rear ventilation ducts

Leather-wrapped steering wheel & gear shifter Dual-zone climate control Power front seats and auto-dimming rear-view mirror

Partial digital instrument cluster & rear-view camera

Remote key ignition Power driver seat & heated front seats Wireless charging pad & Satellite radio

LED headlights w/Auto high-beams

Proximity keyless entry Rear center armrest & Leather upholstery Fog lights & automatic wipers

16-inch steel wheels

18-inch unique alloy wheels 17-inch alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

The 2022 Civic hatchback Sport trim gets sporty looks and features additional interior features while the EX-L trim adds a few more creature comforts to the mix. Only the top-end Civic Sport Touring model gets the premium amenities like the larger touchscreen, Bose premium audio system, satellite radio, navigation system, and more. Honda does not offer any options apart from the basic accessories. 

Engine and Performance
7.5/10

The powertrains will remain unchanged for the new model except for a slight bump in power for the 1.5L turbo models from 174 to 180 hp, and a similar bump in torque that makes the output 177 lb-ft. Unfortunately, there are still no plans for a Hybrid model like some of its competitors, but the base 2.0L engine offers excellent efficiency figures paired to a CVT transmission. Much to the disappointment of enthusiasts, the manual transmission will be discontinued for 2022 and will be available only on the upcoming Civic Si and Type-R models, leaving only the CVT transmission. 

Honda CVT transmissions have always stood above the rest with excellent performance and reliability, and the new model will be no different. The Honda Civic has always been a good handler, but the 2022 model further improves on that front with a stiffer platform. Both the front and rear suspension has been tweaked for better ride comfort and steering feel. The power steering system has also been returned to offer more feedback compared to the outgoing model. The updated platform is expected to refine the driving dynamics also. 

All these upgrades combined with the stiffer chassis should make the new Civic an excellent handler. The base model equipped with the 2.0L engine is capable of reaching 60 MPH in 9.4 seconds and crosses the quarter-mile in 17.3 seconds. The models equipped with the 1.5L turbocharged engine cut down the 0-60 MPH times by over a second and see an improvement in quarter-mile times also.

Models

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Mazda 3 Hatchback

MSRP

$24,645

$23,360

$22,090

$24,115

Engine

2.0L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L, Naturally Aspirated Flat-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4 

Drivetrain FWD FWD AWD FWD

Transmission

CVT

CVT

CVT

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

158 hp @ 6,500 RPM

169 hp @ 6,600 RPM

152 hp @ 6,000 RPM

186 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

138 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM

151 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

145 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH

9.4 sec

8.8 sec

8.9 sec

7.6 sec

Quarter Mile

17.3 sec

16.7 sec

16.9 sec

15.8 sec

Top Speed 122 MPH 124 MPH 120 MPH 132 MPH

With no significant upgrades to performance, the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback will continue to be an average performer and falls behind more powerful rivals like the Mazda 3 and the Toyota Corolla. While the Civic is the most expensive hatchback here just ahead of the Mazda 3 hatchback, the Mazda 3 is the quickest of the lot by a huge margin. In spite of the standard AWD drivetrain of the Subaru Impreza hatchback, it is still the most affordable compact car of the segment. 

Fuel Economy
8.5/10

With no Hybrid model on the horizon, the new 2022 Honda Civic hatchback is at a disadvantage compared to its rivals. To counter this, Honda has improved the base 2.0L engine which now offers better efficiency compared to the previous model year. EPA ratings stand at 31 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway for the outgoing model, which is improved by 1 and 2 MPG respectively for the new model base. The 2022 Honda Civic LX sedan returns an EPA estimated gas mileage of 31 MPG in the city, 40 MPG on the highway, and 35 MPG combined. 

The 2022 Civic hatchback turbo sedan returns 33/42/36 MPG. The more powerful 1.5L turbocharged Civic hatchback model is also expected to be slightly more efficient than the current model which is further helped by the improved and lighter chassis. The 2022 Honda Civic hatchback also gets a similar 12.4-gallon fuel tank capacity as before which limits highway range compared to competitors, limiting it to just about 471 miles on the highways.

Model

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Mazda 3 Hatchback

MPG (city)

30

32

28

26

MPG (highway)

38

41

36

34

MPG (combined)

33

35

31

29

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)

12.4

13.2

13.2

13.2

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

372/471/409

422/541/462

370/475/409

343/449/382

Despite the updates, the Toyota Corolla continues to hold the crown with class-leading efficiency figures and a bigger tank. Both the Subaru Impreza and Mazda 3 offer similar size fuel tanks but are less efficient owing to their standard AWD capabilities and higher performance nature respectively. The Civic stands in the second position in terms of efficiency as it is expected to offer improved efficiency in the 2022 model year version

Interior
9.0/10

Like the exteriors, Honda has completely revamped the interiors of the new 2022 Honda Civic hatchback with a more elegant and simpler design. The simple design is pleasing to look at and easy to get used to with minimal controls. A horizontal mesh dominates the dashboard and integrates the A/C vents within it. The infotainment system sits above everything, right in line with the driver’s view, and provides physical controls around it for easier access. The new platform has increased the wheelbase by 1.4-inches which has liberated more room on the inside, especially at the rear. Like the previous generation, the back seats are surprisingly spacious with plenty of space on offer even for taller passengers. 

The seats are also redesigned, and the new front bucket seats are more comfortable than before with improved support and bolstering. The 2022 Civic hatchback ditches the puny 5-inch display unit for a much improved 7-inch display as standard on the lower trims. A larger 9-inch display is also available as an option along with a huge 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster. Thankfully, there are still physical controls provided for easier access when on the move. Other notable mentions include navigation streaming directly through the gauge cluster, an improved 12-speaker audio system from Bose, and wireless charging. The 24.5 cu-ft of trunk space is similar as before and the folding rear seats continue to add to the practicality. 

Model

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Mazda 3 Hatchback

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.3/57/42.3

38.4/53.9/42.0

39.8/56.7/43.1

38.0/55.7/42.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.4/56.0/37.4

37.6/54.5/29.9

38.0/55.6/36.5

37.2/53.4/35.1

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

24.5

17.8

20.8

20.1

The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is the most spacious among competitors with class-leading space at the front and rear. The Subaru Impreza takes the second spot but the difference between the two is significant. The Mazda 3 hatchback comes in next followed by the Corolla with a cramped rear seat with limited legroom and an equally cramped cargo capacity of just 17.8 cubic feet. Some notable interior features include:

  • Wide hexagonal mesh housing the A/C vents
  • Improved steering wheel with integrated controls
  • Updated front bucket seats with more support
  • 7-inch touchscreen display as standard with an optional 9-inch system
  • 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster
  • In-dash navigation
  • Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • 12-speaker Bose premium sound system

Check out the detailed interior review of the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback >>

Exterior
8.5/10

With the new 2022 Honda Civic hatchback, Honda has dialed back the design somewhat and made the Civic a lot more elegant and neutral, making it appeal to a wider audience. However, it still possesses some typical Civic traits like the low cowl and long hood to improve forward visibility. The rearview mirrors have been relocated to the doors to aid visibility, and the windshield is now nearer to the driver. The wheels on the new hatchback will vary from 16-inch black alloy ones in the base trim to 17-inch alloys and 18-inch ones with black or grey inserts in the higher trims. 

The new Civic looks a lot like its bigger sibling, the Accord, with an upright front grille, and a swooping design. As expected, the new Civic gets LED lighting all around with a prominent DRL set up at the front, well integrated into the top of the headlight housing. Overall, the design looks more like an evolution than a revolution. Moreover, the new Civic looks like a smaller Accord from many angles. The new Civic hatchback also features three new color options including Meteorite Grey Metallic, Sonic Grey Pearl, and Morning Mist Blue and takes the paint color options to a total of 8 colors.

Model

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Mazda 3 Hatchback

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2,957

3,060

3,058

3,092

Length (in.)

179.0

172.0

176.2

175.6

Width (in.)

70.9

70.5

70.0

70.7

Height (in.)

55.7

57.1

57.3

56.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

6.7

5.1

5.1

5.5

Wheelbase (in.)

107.7

103.9

105.1

107.3

The longer dimensions will make the new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback longer than its rivals with an improved wheelbase. It remains short compared to competitors but offers segment-leading interior space. The Mazda 3 hatchback is the second largest with slightly smaller dimensions and a longer wheelbase. While the Toyota Corolla looks sporty too, it is the Mazda that looks the most stylish followed by the sophisticated design of the Civic. The Civic 2022 also offers the best ground clearance which again is the segment best. 

  • 16/17/18-inch alloy wheels
  • New exterior colors including Meteorite Grey Metallic, Sonic Grey Pearl, and Morning Mist Blue
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED headlights
  • LED taillamps
  • Gloss black side mirrors
Safety
8.5/10

Every 2022 Honda Civic Hatchbacks are expected to feature the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard. The system is designed to alert the driver about the surroundings and driving conditions. The Civic hatchback gets a set of high-tech safety features including a Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Monitor, most of which are standard from the base LX trim. Along with that, the other innovative safety features are listed below:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Driver Attention Monitor
  • Front & rear parking sensors w/rear cross-traffic alert
Competition
9.0/10

2022 Honda Civic hatchback vs 2022 Toyota Corolla hatchback

The biggest rival for a Civic has always been the Corolla and it continues to be so this year too for the Civic hatchback. While the Honda is more expensive, the Corolla offers better acceleration performance and higher MPG ratings. It is the interior where the Civic demolishes the Toyota both in terms of space and premium appeal. The 2022 Civic hatchback also looks sleeker, has a higher stance, and also handles better, making it our preferred choice. 

2022 Honda Civic hatchback vs 2022 Subaru Impreza 5-door hatchback

The Subaru Impreza offers the practicality of an AWD drivetrain as standard for adverse weather conditions and yet is quicker off the mark over the base Civic powertrain. It also costs much lower than the Honda but then that's about it. The 2022 Civic hatchback features a more spacious interior and trunk, has more creature comforts, more safety technology, and also looks better. It is also more reliable in the long run and has lower ownership costs, therefore feels worth the additional investment. 

2022 Honda Civic hatchback vs 2022 Mazda 3 hatchback

There is no doubt that the Mazda 3 attracts most eyeballs wherever it goes, but now the sophisticated design language from Honda also makes it pretty attractive to most buyers. That said, the powerful engine options under the hood of the Mazda obliterate the Civic hatchback in terms of performance but lack dearly in terms of fuel efficiency. The Civic on the other hand feels more premium & spacious on the inside and the higher practicality and resale value make it the winner in this comparison. 

 

Final Verdict

With all the updates revealed for the new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback, has been definitely worth the wait. It is bestowed with a lot of improvements like a completely new interior, improved infotainment, improved styling, and new safety features. The improved styling is more subtle and acceptable by the masses while the added creature comforts and agile handling with the manual transmission option makes it one of the most comprehensive packages in the compact car segment. 

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$24100

body style

4dr Hatchback

engine type
horse power

158 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

138 lb.-ft. @ 4200 rpm

transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

capacity
passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

29/32/37 mpg

highway range

458.80 mi


Honda Civic 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$21,790
5 Year Cost To Own
$35,825
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $35,825
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$3,039$1,447$1,368$1,606$1,521$8,981
Insurance$1,313$1,359$1,407$1,456$1,507$7,042
Fuel$1,720$1,771$1,825$1,879$1,936$9,131
Maintenance$171$718$516$1,234$1,348$3,987
RepairsNANA$111$269$393$773
Financing Interest$1,172$942$698$436$158$3,406
Taxes and Fees$1,846$179$169$161$150$2,505
Total Cost-To-Own$9,261$6,416$6,094$7,041$7,013$35,825
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