The 2022 Honda Civic debuted this year touting a new look inside and out. To complement the updated styling, there are few new features including a larger infotainment display, a Bose premium sound system, and a few new safety features. However, there are also some new features on the new Honda Civic that most people, including new owners, don’t know about.
Fortunately, we have Honda Pro Jason – an advocate for the brand – to inform us about some of the other hidden features on the 2022 Civic, including one Easter Egg.
1. Deactivating the remote window-down trick
Most newer Hondas have a neat trick that allows the owner to roll down all of the windows with the key fob. It’s a pretty simple process: Just hold down the “unlock” button for 10 seconds and voila! All of the windows will roll down simultaneously and let out the hot air from inside the cabin. It’s also good for impressing your friends.
However, if you don’t care about fantastic first impressions, the 2022 Honda Civic allows that feature to be disabled. On the vehicle’s infotainment system, you’ll need to go to the “vehicle settings” menu, then “door/window setup,” and then “remote window control.” From that last menu, you can then deactivate the feature.
2. Hidden keyhole
Since most of the Honda vehicles from the past decade come with proximity keys, as opposed to normal car keys, the automaker has always included a manual door lock on the doors. This is so that in case the car’s battery dies, you can still get in the car. In order to access the manual key to insert into the door, the owner just needs to slide a button on the remote and the manual key will pop out of it.
The same feature can be found on the 2022 Civic, however, Honda decided to streamline things a bit and hide the manual keyhole underneath the outer door handle instead. It provides a cleaner look, but it looks a little more cumbersome when you actually have to stick the key in it.
3. Manual trunk release
Speaking of the car battery going dead, if that happens, then you won’t be able to get into the trunk of 2022 Civic either. In that case, Honda Pro Jason shows us that you can access a small plastic panel behind the rear seats and lift it up using the manual key from the remote fob to reveal a small ripcord. Pulling on that cord will then pop the trunk open.
We’re not sure why Honda didn’t just include a manual keyhole in the trunk area as it used to on older models, but it probably wanted to stick with a cleaner look.
4. Manual gas door release
The fuel filler door gets locked when you lock the doors. But what if the fuel filler gets stuck closed? In that case, you can access the manual pull tab release located on the driver’s side of the trunk area.
The 2022 Honda Civic Easter egg
Lastly, Honda included an Easter egg in the 2022 Honda Civic. To find it, you’ll need to look in the center console area and then take out the coin tray. On the back of the coin tray, you’ll see an inscribed illustration of a first-gen Civic along with the words “The Civic history goes on…” That’s pretty cool.