Honda has taken the wraps off its highly anticipated 2022 Honda Civic. The completely redesigned four-door promises to be the most fun-to-drive and technically advanced Civic in the model’s nearly 50-year history. The five-passenger sedan boasts fresh styling inside and out, an upgraded chassis, powertrain improvements, and new safety technology.
The 2022 Honda Civic uses a “thin and light” body design, says Honda, which utilizes a low hood, low front fenders, and a low beltline to enable an expansive and airy greenhouse. This gives occupants “exceptional visibility and extraordinary passenger volume,” Honda adds.
Inside the Honda Civic, passengers will find upgraded materials that are designed to be more comfortable, durable, and practical (e.g., premium console trim is designed to hide fingerprints and smudges). All models feature a new seat design — Honda calls it “Body Stabilizing Seat” — engineered to hold the body better and enhance comfort on long trips.
As expected, Honda isn’t skimping on technology. For the first time, Honda is offering a partial or full digital instrument display on all models and range-topping Touring models are configured with Bose audio systems.
Notable safety equipment includes an updated HondaSensing system with new front wide-view camera, plus new Traffic Jam Assist and Low Speed Braking capabilities.
Honda will initially offer the all-new 2022 Civic in four different trim levels:
- LX — 16-inch wheels, Honda Sensing, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 7-inch color touchscreen, and more.
- Sport — 18-inch wheels, Honda Sensing, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 7-inch color touchscreen, and more.
- EX — 16-inch wheels, Honda Sensing, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 7-inch color touchscreen, Blind Spot Information System, and more.
- Touring — 16-inch wheels, Honda Sensing, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 9-inch color touchscreen, Bose audio, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic monitor, and more.
Honda will offer two different engines in the all-new 2022 Civic. The standard engine, in the LX and Sport models, is a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, engine (158 hp/138 lb-ft of torque) mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with three driving modes (ECON, Normal, and Sport). The EX and Touring models are fitted with a more powerful turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, engine (180 hp/177 lb-ft of torque) that shares the same CVT.
Fuel efficiency has been improved in the all-new model. The 2022 Honda Civic boasts 42 mpg city/33 mpg city in the EX trim, while the Touring trim delivers an EPA rating of 38 mpg city/31 mpg city.
Standard wheels on the LX trim are 16 inches in diameter, but larger wheels are offered on the Sport (18-inch), EX (17-inch), and Touring (18-inch) models. Curb weight ranges from 2,877 to 3,077 pounds, depending on trim level.
Honda will announce pricing closer to the vehicle’s arrival in showrooms, which will happen later this year.