2022 Honda Civic Features Mature Design, Carryover Engines
The 11th-generation Civic will go on sale this summer with a sleeker exterior, more technology, and a nicer interior.
1. Honda has fully detailed the next-generation Civic, which has mature styling inside and out, more technology, and carryover engines.
2. Performance-oriented Si and Type R variants will arrive later along with the hatchback body style.
3. Honda says the 2022 Civic will go on sale in the U.S this summer.
Honda has released full details, excluding price, for the 2022 Civic sedan. With carryover engines, a more mature exterior, and a much nicer interior, among other upgrades, the economy sedan is greatly improved. Following the pattern with Civics, the 11th-generation is more of an evolution, while the 10th-gen was a true revolution. Honda says the 2022 Civic will go on sale in the U.S this summer, with performance models and the hatchback body style following later.
Stance and styling tweaks aren't too dramatic, but consist of a 1.4-inch longer wheelbase and a .5-inch extended rear track. The redesign replaces the outgoing model's hard lines and strange angles with a more mature, sleeker design. Si and Type R performance variants will arrive later, and should be fitted with turbocharged engines and manual transmissions. A hatchback version will also go on sale at a later date.
Under the hood, engines obtainable are exactly the same as current Civics. The base engine is a 2.0 L inline-four with the same 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque, and it's standard on LX and Sport trim levels. A 1.5 L turbo inline-four is once again included with the EX and Touring models, and boasts 6 hp and 15 lb-ft more torque for a total of 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired to CVTs, and EPA fuel economy figures are up by 1 or 2 mpg, depending on the configuration.
The 11th-generation Honda Civic's interior is possibly the most improved part of the vehicle. Like its exterior, the hard lines and weird trim piece angles are gone, and are replaced by a simpler interior design. A 7-inch infotainment screen is standard, and works above a selection of hard buttons, while a 9-inch one comes on Touring models along with a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is standard, as is a wireless mirroring technology with the larger screen. A premium Bose audio system is also on board with the Civic Touring.
The LX has 16-inch wheels with hubcaps, the Sport gets black 18-inch wheels, the EX benefits from 17-inch wheels with black inserts, and the touring has 18-inch wheels with grey inserts. Eight exterior colors will be offered, including three new ones: Meteorite Grey Metallic, Sonic Grey Pearl, and Morning Mist Blue. Additionally, a large suite of driver-assistance features will be equipped, and rear-seat side airbags are standard for the first time.
Pricing has yet to be released, but is expected to rise slightly. Honda says the 2022 Civic will arrive at U.S dealerships in summer 2021.