Honda calls it the most fun-to-drive Civic ever produced by the automaker and now it's in dealerships. The all-new 2022 Civic Sedan is the first model in the redesigned lineup that also includes a hatchback, along with high-performance Si and Type-R models. The base LX model starts from $21,700 (excluding $995 destination).
2022 Honda Civic Sedan
The redesigned Civic sedan features a sporty exterior, along with a simple, clean interior,, advanced technologies and enhanced safety performance. Honda says it benefits from extensive improvements to the body, chassis and powertrain, safety technology, interior and exterior design quality, and overall driving refinement
"As America’s best-selling compact car since 1973, Civic has long set the standard for its class and this new Civic raises the bar in every conceivable way – design, performance, safety and technology,” said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of National Operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Best of all, this is the most fun-to-drive Civic sedan we’ve ever made.”
The lineup also comes with an expanded Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive and safety technology. New for 2022: Traffic Jam Assist and a smoother, more natural feeling to functions, such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). A rear seat reminder and rear seatbelt reminder are also new and standard across the lineup.
The Civic LX is equipped with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The powertrain delivers 158-horsepower (@ 6,500 rpm, SAE net). A 7-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is standard as well as push-button start, partial digital instrumentation and LED headlights.
2022 Honda Civic Sport model. Photo Credit: Honda
Step up to the Civic Sport ($23,100) for bespoke 18-inch wheels with low-profile tires, black exterior accents, and a chrome exhaust finisher. Inside, an upgraded 8-speaker audio system, Sport-specific seating surfaces, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, paddle shifters, sport pedals, and a new Sport driving mode are standard.
If you want more power, you can get it with the Civic EX ($24,700). It's more powerful and refined 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with exhaust-side VTEC produces 180 hp (@ 6,000, rpm SAE net), an increase of 6 hp over last year, and 177 lb.-ft. of torque (@ 1,700 to 4,500 rpm, SAE net), a gain of 15 lb.-ft. Standard equipment also includes blind-spot information, a one-touch power sliding moonroof, heated seats and outside mirrors, and dual-zone automatic climate control are all standard.
The range-topping trim is the $28,300 Touring model. It nets you all the creature comforts with leather power front seats, Sirius XM radio, a satellite-based navigation system and more. Features include a new, larger 9-inch color touchscreen display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a Civic-first Bose premium sound system, a new 10.2-inch all-digital and customizable instrument display, front and rear parking sensors, Sport driving mode, wireless smartphone charging and LED fog lights. Touring also adds Civics first implementation of low-speed braking control.
The Honda Civic Hatchback will be the first Civic hatchback to be built in U.S., at Honda's Indiana auto plant. Its ride and handling was developed in Europe. An updated 6-speed manual transmission is available with both the naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter and 1.5-liter turbocharged engines.
Honda says Civic Hatchback includes all of the technological updates made to the 2022 Civic Sedan, including a new standard single-camera Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Options include a 9” color touchscreen, Bose premium sound system and a 10.2-inch all-digital instrument display.
The Hatchback begins production later this year.