The 2022 Honda Civic is a well-rounded compact vehicle with no shortage of benefits to offer consumers. In addition to a recently refreshed fascia, the Civic features top credentials in safety, reliability, economy, and comfort. While it is a daunting task to please everyone, the 2022 Honda Civic is recommended by both Forbes and TrueCar.
2022 Honda Civic features top safety tech and awards from the IIHS
The latest iteration of the Honda Civic is not only an attractively styled refresh, but it is also a safe car for families. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2022 Honda Civic a Top Safety Pick+ rating. That means that the Civic received good scores in front, side, rear, and roof crush, among other ratings.
Additionally, the Honda Civic features a suite of safety features designed to prevent crashes. First, the new Civic sports an updated automatic emergency braking system. Honda designed the system to identify incipient impacts and stop the car better and more quickly. Further, Honda equipped the Civic with a single-camera system to replace the previous radar/camera system. Finally, Honda equipped the Civic with Traffic Jam Assist, which will rein in the car’s lane-monitoring system and adaptive cruise control. True Car reports that the addition of the Traffic Jam Assist is supposed to reduce the abruptness of the technologies. The result is an upgraded and safe Honda Civic.
The new Civic is a fuel-efficient car that will save you money at the pumps
Forbes reports that the 2022 Honda Civic accomplished respectable fuel economy figures of 33 mpg in the city and 42 mpg at highway speeds. As a result, the Civic will transport you and your passengers without breaking the bank. According to TrueCar, the Honda model accomplished those fuel economy numbers using a 2.0L engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
2022 Honda Civic is a comfortable car to drive with room for five
The new Civic is one of the most spacious in the segment. Additionally, TrueCar reports that the Civic will accommodate two child safety seats with ease. Finally, the Honda model has 14.8 cubic feet of trunk space, reportedly more than rivals Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra.
While the Civic is reliable, efficient, and safe, it isn’t exactly fast
The 2022 Honda Civic’s 2.0L four-cylinder engine, while economical, is not what you might call quick. Consumer Reports said that the Civic required an uneventful 9.7 seconds to make it to 60 mph from a standstill. That speed is also reportedly slow for the segment. However, considering how well-rounded the Honda Civic is in every other category, consumers will likely overlook the sluggishness.
Both TrueCar and Forbes recommend the 2022 Honda Civic, especially on the grounds of safety and fuel economy
The new Honda Civic has a lot to offer. Specifically, the Civic tops Forbes’ list of cars at the intersection of fuel efficiency and safety. In addition to the high marks from Forbes, TrueCar recommends the Honda model as an improvement on the already commendable compact sedan. If you are looking for other economical cars, scroll down to the following article about top-performing gas sippers.