The Honda Civic has been one of the most reliable sedans on the market for years. It first debuted in 1972, and it’s been a fuel-efficient model from the very start. In fact, the 1978 model got up to 24 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. As time carried on, the Civic grew in size and performance. Thanks to its upgraded suspension, the Civic could now be used as both a commuter and a sports car if desired. The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic continues to carry this balance, offering trims for every driver type.
Typically, when you hear the term “sports car,” you picture something that gets horrific gas mileage and is wildly impractical. But the Honda Civic is different. If you want a car that is fun to drive yet still affordable, efficient, and safe, there are few better choices than the Honda Civic. With the fully redesigned 2022 Civic, you will get a car that has been updated and improved across the board with more power, greater efficiency, and new features. We’re excited to tell you all about how well the 2022 Honda Civic performs and how it stays stylish and tech-savvy while doing so.
There are many different performance-related specs to go over here. First, let’s look at the engine options. There are two different available engines on the 2022 Honda Civic. First off, we’ve got the 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that can pump out up to 150 horses. On the LX trim, this engine gets an estimated 31 MPG in the city and up to 40 MPG on the highway.** The Sport trim is rated for 31 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway with the same engine.**
The EX and Touring trims come with the second engine option, which is a standard 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 180 horses. This one gets slightly better estimated gas mileage, with the EX trim landing at 33 MPG city and 42 MPG highway.** However, the Touring model falls somewhere between the LX and Sport trims when it comes to fuel economy, offering up 31 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway.** No matter which route you go, you’re going to get stellar gas mileage. However, keep in mind that you’ll get more power and better fuel economy with the EX trim than you do with the other trims. The EX trim gives you the best of both worlds. You’ve got speed and fuel efficiency with this trim.
While the Sport trim is best for racers and sports car lovers, both the Sport and Touring trims do offer a Sport Driving Mode. By the press of a button, you can knock the 2022 Honda Civic into a peppier version of itself. When you’re in Sport Mode, your meter will turn red, and your drive will adjust to feel more like a sports car. This mode helps to improve the throttle, increasing your acceleration.
Similarly, Eco Mode allows drivers to enjoy the more fuel-efficient side of the Honda Civic, while Normal Mode will put you somewhere in between. Additionally, Eco Mode will not cause the Civic to underperform. Rather, it reduces pull on your fuel from the air conditioning, throttle, and more to lessen fuel usage. If you’re all about saving money while also saving the environment as a domino effect, then you’ll definitely enjoy the Civic’s Eco Mode. Overall, what makes the 2022 Honda Civic so great is its ability to balance fuel efficiency with sporty handling.
No matter which Civic trim you choose, you’ll be getting the same smooth-shifting transmission. There’s no available manual transmission on the Civic sedan now, and instead, you’ve got an automatic CVT transmission standard across every trim. Don’t be disappointed in Honda’s new shift (no pun intended). It’s actually a positive change overall. This new transmission will downshift early, making driving easier and smoother, and lessening wear and tear. As usual, Honda has succeeded in creating a fun, sporty driving experience at an affordable price.
The new Civic’s interior is designed specifically for accessibility. The goal is that drivers can see with fewer blind spots. Overall, Honda has created somewhat of a full-sized view when drivers peer through the front windshield. To help with this goal, even the Civic’s exterior mirrors are situated to make visibility even better. Passenger space is also part of the Civic’s newfound accessible cabin. Despite its small size, the new Civic is more spacious than ever before. Plus, its steering wheel paddle shifters add to the accessibility, making shifting a breeze.
The 2022 Honda Civic has several entertaining and helpful tech features. Like most models, the 2022 Honda Civic’s tech features vary by trim. However, even the lowest trims offer plenty of tech features, such as a 7-inch color touchscreen that’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. You’ll also get Bluetooth hands-free voice activation which can be used for texting, calling, and commanding without the need for buttons.
Even more tech features come with the Civic’s highest trim, the Touring trim. This specific trim comes with a 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, a wireless charger for smartphones, and a 10.2-inch digital display for important driver information. Additionally, the Honda Civic Touring trim comes with a high-quality Bose sound system that includes 12 speakers and an 8-inch subwoofer. This system also uses Bose’s SurroundState processing for superior audio quality. In short, what this means is that this system is designed specifically for the 2022 Honda Civic. So no matter where you’re seated, you’re guaranteed to have the best listening experience. Overall, this model is well-equipped with technology without going overboard.
The great thing about the 2022 Civic’s infotainment section is that it includes both touchscreen and traditional control options. You’ll still get a volume knob and home and back buttons. Plus, the 2022 Civic comes with a 0.8-inch finger rest, making the entertainment section more user-friendly. Speaking of traditional features, the Civic’s digital dashboard comes with classic dials, but you can also use the modern alternative screen layouts. Whether you prefer knobs and buttons or you enjoy the touchscreen and digital display options, the 2022 Honda Civic has you covered.
No matter what 2022 Honda Civic Sedan is in question, standard Honda Sensing is guaranteed. While other brands may include standard safety assist features, Honda adds in some unique features here. For example, you’ll get Road Sign Recognition on the 2022 Civic without needing to pay anything extra. This technology keeps up with street signs for you and is there to remind you of special rules and speed limits long after you pass the original road sign.
The 2022 Civic also comes with two lane assistance features, which are Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS). RDM notices if you’re crossing lanes without intention, steering you back to where you belong. Similarly, LKAS keeps in your designated lane in the first place, removing the possibility of accidentally drifting.
The standard Honda Sensing feature also comes with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Flow (ACC). Unlike classic cruise control features, ACC can monitor traffic speed. As a result, it can adjust the Civic’s speed and even automatically brake when needed. Finally, the standard Collision Mitigation Braking System is an automatic braking feature that works when the driver isn’t quick enough. These standard features normally cost extra on most models, but on the 2022 Honda Civic, they’re standard regardless of trim level.