2022 Honda Civic

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 Editors' Pick
Autoblog Rating
8.5

Everything we came to expect from the last Civic (exceptional acceleration and fuel economy, well-balanced driving manners, spacious interior, above-average build quality) has been elevated with cleaner and classier looks, improved tech and the overall increase in refinement. A class leader.

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Throughout its 11 generations, the Honda Civic has generally followed a pattern of a revolutionary redesign followed six years later by a more cautious evolutionary approach. As the all-new, 11th generation model, the 2022 Honda Civic falls into the evolution category. The engine choices and interior dimensions are basically identical, the driving experience isn't terribly different, and the overall shape is similar. It's also every bit the class leader its predecessor was upon its introduction six years ago.  So what's new? Though the Civic sedan's general shape, including that fastback roofline, is maintained, the old car's bulbous fenders, exaggerated lines and extraneous vents have been replaced with a cleaner, simplified look bound to age better over time. It also looks more expensive than it is. Most of that goes for the also-new 2022 Civic Hatchback. The interior is similarly more premium in appearance, if not plastics quality, with a striking new design that manages to simultaneously declutter the cabin and improve the infotainment system with extra physical buttons. And how about those cool retro-inspired air vents?  Basically, the Civic looks better inside and out, remains a terrific compact sedan to drive, and its surprisingly spacious cabin and trunk provide impressive practicality. Its value proposition is also maintained with generous feature content, competitive pricing, excellent fuel economy and Honda's longstanding reputation for reliability and resale value. While the Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sentra are definitely worthy of consideration, this new Civic sure makes it hard to go in a different direction.  Interior & Technology   |   Passenger & Cargo Space   |   Performance & Fuel Economy What it's like to drive   |   Pricing & Features   |   Crash ratings & safety features What's new for 2022? Besides the changes highlighted above, the completely redesigned Civic will only be available as a sedan and a hatchback similar in concept to the previous generation. The coupe is no more. The high-performance Civic Si will be a late-availability addition to the '22 lineup, while the Civic Type R is on hiatus while Honda readies a version based on the new generation. What's the Civic interior and in-car technology like? In a segment filled with surprisingly impressive interiors, the 2022 Civic interior delivers even in the lower Sport trim level with cloth seats and the base infotainment system (pictured in the large picture above). This is still an economy car, so there's plenty of hard plastic about (center console, door sills), but what you see and touch most come together in a tasteful, modern design that looks (and feels) like it belongs in a much pricier car. There's more than a whiff of Audi right down to the way the buttons and knobs click satisfyingly. We also have to call out the dash-width air vents, with their honeycomb openings, metal-like finish and clever knob controllers (they're outlined in red in the Civic Si). They're so great Audi probably wishes it had come up with them first. Perhaps most importantly, however, the Civic is no longer held …
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Throughout its 11 generations, the Honda Civic has generally followed a pattern of a revolutionary redesign followed six years later by a more cautious evolutionary approach. As the all-new, 11th generation model, the 2022 Honda Civic falls into the evolution category. The engine choices and interior dimensions are basically identical, the driving experience isn't terribly different, and the overall shape is similar. It's also every bit the class leader its predecessor was upon its introduction six years ago.  So what's new? Though the Civic sedan's general shape, including that fastback roofline, is maintained, the old car's bulbous fenders, exaggerated lines and extraneous vents have been replaced with a cleaner, simplified look bound to age better over time. It also looks more expensive than it is. Most of that goes for the also-new 2022 Civic Hatchback. The interior is similarly more premium in appearance, if not plastics quality, with a striking new design that manages to simultaneously declutter the cabin and improve the infotainment system with extra physical buttons. And how about those cool retro-inspired air vents?  Basically, the Civic looks better inside and out, remains a terrific compact sedan to drive, and its surprisingly spacious cabin and trunk provide impressive practicality. Its value proposition is also maintained with generous feature content, competitive pricing, excellent fuel economy and Honda's longstanding reputation for reliability and resale value. While the Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sentra are definitely worthy of consideration, this new Civic sure makes it hard to go in a different direction.  Interior & Technology   |   Passenger & Cargo Space   |   Performance & Fuel Economy What it's like to drive   |   Pricing & Features   |   Crash ratings & safety features What's new for 2022? Besides the changes highlighted above, the completely redesigned Civic will only be available as a sedan and a hatchback similar in concept to the previous generation. The coupe is no more. The high-performance Civic Si will be a late-availability addition to the '22 lineup, while the Civic Type R is on hiatus while Honda readies a version based on the new generation. What's the Civic interior and in-car technology like? In a segment filled with surprisingly impressive interiors, the 2022 Civic interior delivers even in the lower Sport trim level with cloth seats and the base infotainment system (pictured in the large picture above). This is still an economy car, so there's plenty of hard plastic about (center console, door sills), but what you see and touch most come together in a tasteful, modern design that looks (and feels) like it belongs in a much pricier car. There's more than a whiff of Audi right down to the way the buttons and knobs click satisfyingly. We also have to call out the dash-width air vents, with their honeycomb openings, metal-like finish and clever knob controllers (they're outlined in red in the Civic Si). They're so great Audi probably wishes it had come up with them first. Perhaps most importantly, however, the Civic is no longer held …
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$22,550 - $30,050 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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Seating 0 Passengers
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Curb Weight 2,877 - 3,102 lbs
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