2022 Honda Civic Earns Highest-Possible Safety Rating

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, Automotive Editor - September 24, 2021

The 2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatchback arrive as fully redesigned models. For 2022, the new Civics arrive with an updated interior, a fresh exterior design, and new tech features. Additionally, the 2022 Civic arrives with better crash-test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

In the IIHS’s testing, the Civic sedan and hatchback received Top Safety Pick+ awards. These are upgrades from the last model year, as those options were named Top Safety Picks. The main difference from last year is that the 2022 Civics come with standard LED reflector headlights that earned a rating of “Good.” Last year model’s came standard with “Poor” rated halogen projector headlights as standard. The 2022 Civics also earned a rating of “Good” in all six crash tests and a “Superior” rating in the front crash prevention tests.

Unlike other vehicles in the class, the Civic’s rating applies to all trim levels. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra, one of the Civic’s main rivals, requires shoppers to move up to the range-topping Limited trim to get “Good” rated LED projector headlights. For shoppers, this would be a large consideration when searching for a vehicle.

For 2022, Honda Sensing is now standard and has been updated. The vehicles come with a single camera mounted behind the windshield with a fast processor instead of millimeter-wave radar and camera systems. The suite includes traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. Blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, as well as front and rear parking sensors. Traffic jam assist and traffic sign recognition are new features for this 2022 vehicle's specs.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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