The 2022 Honda Civic: Everything We Know So Far, and More

Honda finally has a new Civic. At least, as of a few months ago. However, new information about the 2022 Honda Civic has emerged since then. Thankfully, information on the 2022 Honda Civic is far more plentiful now than it was a month or two ago.

How much will the 2022 Honda Civic cost?

The new Civic in hatchback layout on a city street, seen here in blue
Thankfully, you can still have the stick | Honda

So, let’s start with the big one. The 2022 Honda Civic will cost $21,700. Well, at least the most basic model will. Expect different options and trims to carry a bigger price tag, like with any car. However, that isn’t to say that isn’t a competitive price. For example, the 2021 Toyota Camry starts at $25,045. Moreover, you’ll get a host of great standard features for that money, like Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

You’ll also get Honda Traffic Jam Assist. Basically, it’s camera-based software designed to help out driver assistance software in traffic, smoothing out things like braking. Now, about the 2022 Honda Civic’s horsepower. Right now, you get two choices. Sport and LX trims of the 2022 Honda Civic get 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. However, the EX-L and Sport Touring trim get 180 hp and 177 lb-ft. Both of those sets of numbers get generated from a small turbo-4 motor. Happily, you can also get a stick shift.

The new Honda promises refined looks

The new Civic sedan promises a much more refined interior, seen with leather and wood in Tokyo
Honda wants you to see a more mature Civic | Philip Fong via Getty Images

That said, the inside of the 2022 Honda Civic is where you can really feel the new Civic design language. The last-gen caught some deserved flak for feeling old and plasticky, and Honda wants to fix that. Honda went for the minimalist look with the interior and it paid off. The outgoing Civic didn’t have an ugly interior by any means, but it did feel old, and the new interior doesn’t. A particular favorite of mine is the vents, which almost disappear into the dash.

I already talked about the Android Auto and Carplay, which, frankly, is all you should care about in a new cheap car interior like this. However, Honda is particularly proud of the improvements in visibility offered by the 2022 Hona Civic. Of course, you’ll also be able to get more space out of the inside with the hatchback variant, seen below.

Spicer versions are coming

Honda's newest hatchback, seen in blue photographed from the rear
Both Si and R variants have been confirmed by Honda | Honda

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All this to say nothing of the spicier Civics. Honda has confirmed that the Si badge will be making a return, thankfully. Surely, it’ll look faster and drive faster. So too, will the inevitable Civic Type R. Again, the 2022 Honda Civic Type R has been officially confirmed by Honda, but that’s all the details I’ve got for you there.

Regardless, the new Civic is poised to stay on top of the econo-sedan game, and some faster models will help to sell enthusiasts too. Thankfully, if you want more info, the usual gamut of auto shows will be starting back up here soon, with Geneva and the L.A Auto Show right around the corner. Ideally, we’ll learn ever more then.