The 2022 Honda Civic enters the new model year benefitting from a complete redesign. With a new look, more high-tech features, and an updated cabin, the new Civic is ready to take its place as the benchmark for the compact class. The 2022 Honda Civic will be an all-new model.
When the 2022 Honda Civic goes on sale later this year, it will arrive wearing a cleaner, rounder exterior design. Honda has stretched the sedan’s wheelbase by 1.4 inches and widened its rear track by 0.5 inches for a longer, wider stance. The upcoming Civic’s wide grille, rectangular headlights, and horizontal grille help the sedan look more grown-up. At the back, the 2022 Civic ditches the C-shaped taillights for more conventional units, while the rear end has a more upright design.
On the inside, the all-new Civic features a more streamlined design than the outgoing model. A clutter-free, elongated dashboard highlights the Civic’s width and features an upscale honeycomb mesh design. The honeycomb mesh splits the infotainment system from the large dials for the HVAC system to aid in the simplistic look. Passenger volume for the 2022 Honda Civic hasn’t gone up by much over last year, so we expect the compact vehicle to continue to be spacious in both rows of seating.
Honda hasn’t provided a full breakdown of the 2022 Civic’s standard features yet. The all-new Civic will come with a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 7-inch screen in the instrument cluster. A 9-inch touchscreen, 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, and Bose 12-speaker audio system will be optional.
Power for the 2022 Honda Civic will continue to come from the same engine as last year, though they’ve been updated with new tech. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque will be available. Both engines are paired to a CVT and come with front-wheel drive.
On the safety front, the all-new Civic will come with the automaker’s Honda Sensing suite of safety features as standard equipment. The suite includes lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and traffic sign recognition. Blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert will be available.