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2022 Honda Civic: This Is All Of It

For its 11th generation, Honda pares back as it moves forward

6w ago

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.

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Comments (11)

  • It's a cleaner look to last gen, which is only a good thing. Also I'm liking those mesh A/C vents.

      1 month ago
    • And the leaks for the Si and Civic-R make for encouraging signs.

        1 month ago
    • Indeed. Much better styling than last gen. I wonder if they heard all of the complaints (?).

        1 month ago
  • It gives off an late 80s / early 90s Honda vibe and I dig it. I know I am not the only one that sees it.

    I also agree that is much more clean and simple and not screaming for attention.

      1 month ago
  • I was never a fan of the aggressive bodywork, but if you like that sort of thing you could buy a Civic. Now it looks just like every other car on the road.

      1 month ago
  • 40%. That's pretty low for a car that hasn't been released yet. Is Honda testing the waters?

    This reminds a bit of the Fit/Jazz, which is no longer in the States. The last model (I have it) is a bit flash, overstyled, and under-built compared to the last models. Then they announced the new model with the droop snoot and generic styling, and that was that. From one extreme to the other. Flashy, to dull, to discontinued.

      1 month ago
  • I like the look though it is more generic, but a CVT is a deal breaker for me. Still there’s the Si.

      1 month ago