2022 Honda Civic: This Is All Of It
For its 11th generation, Honda pares back as it moves forward
You're looking at the new Honda Civic for the 2022 model year. Teased and leaked two weeks ago, we now have the fun press photos and as many specs as Honda is willing to share.
The big change is a lineup that is entirely CVT for all but the upcoming Si and Type-R variants, carrying over the 2-litre NA (158 hp and 138 lb-ft) and 1.5L turbo (180hp and 177lb-ft) engines from the 10th-gen Civics. It's also got a longer wheelbase, wider rear track, and styling that makes the car look a bit more like its big brother, the Accord.
As for the styling, it kind of works, at least on the surface. Gone is the aggression that the 10th-gen car flaunted; this new Civic is more restrained, cleaner, and more in line with Honda's current direction. With a less blacked-out trim, it's handsome to a point..
But the cabin seems like it'd be even more pleasant to the eyes than the outside, thanks to some much-needed knurled knobs and buttons to complement the 7-inch (or the Touring trim's 9-inch) infotainment display that can be had with CarPlay or Android Auto. It also gains rear-seat airbags, a first for the Civic, making for quite the package indeed, and driver assists from the Honda Sensing suite.
Pricing info is a little thin at the moment, but estimates from Car and Driver peg the new Civic at just over or under US$23,000 for the LX base model, with three more trims (Sport, EX and Touring) sure to make the choice a little harder.