The 11th Generation Civic sedan isn’t playing around

The Honda Civic is heading into it’s eleventh generation, and Honda has taken off the gloves for the 2022 Civic. The most obvious bit is the exterior, it’s a great looking car, definitely a bit of Accord in there. However, it’s the interior that I am most impressed with. So, what else is new?

What’s New?

  • All-new simple, clean exterior and interior styling
  • Civic first all-digital LCD instrument display (Touring)
  • Standard new 7-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ integration
  • Available new HD 9-inch color touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ integration
  • Civic-first Bose premium sound system with 12 speakers (Touring)
  • Qi-compatible wireless charging (Touring)
  • Enhanced architecture and stronger body
  • More powerful and fuel-efficient 1.5-liter turbo engine
  • Updated suspension and steering tuning for improved handling and ride
  • Groundbreaking new front airbags designed to reduce traumatic brain and neck injuries
  • Civic-first rear seat side airbags
  • Updated Honda Sensing® system with new front wide-view camera, plus new Traffic Jam Assist and Low Speed Braking Control (Touring)

There will be four trim levels, LX, Sport, EX, and Touring. Like the outgoing Civic, two 4-cylinder engines will be available for the 2022 model:

  • Standard in LX and Sport trims, the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder produces 158 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm (SAE net) and 138 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,200 rpm
  • For EX and Touring trims, the 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder produces 180 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm (SAE net) and 177 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,700 to 4,500 rpm (SAE net) on 87 octane gasoline, up 6 hp and 15 lb.-ft. of torque from last model year.

Let’s get to the pics, that’s why you’re here!

Exterior

2022 Honda Civic
You can get great spots during COVID date night!

 

2022 Honda Civic
Loving that blue!

 

2022 Honda Civic
All cars are getting squinty, the Civic is no different.

 

2022 Honda Civic
That’s a good looking wheel.

 

2022 Honda Civic
Speeeed blur
2022 Honda Civic
More speed blur!

 

2022 Honda Civic
Too much speed blur.

 

2022 Honda Civic
Seriously, good blue.  Is that Electron Blue?

Interior

2022 Honda Civic
That’s gorgeous, and those metal bits are part of all trim levels.

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We look forward to seeing, and driving the new Civic once it’s out.  I’m sure someone is already photoshopping what a Type R will look like.

12 Comments

  1. Looks good, and I look forward to seeing the hatchback. The interior looks very cool, a bit unique but very open. 15 years ago, I sold my 1990 Integra (my dad bought new) and have pined for a fun, practical fast/hatch-back since then.

  2. The honeycomb covered vents look sleek but preclude the use of a vent mounted phone holder. This could be a dealbreaker for their demographic.

    1. Good thinking, but aren’t there a gazillion different ways of mounting a phone in the car? Anyway, I am confident that AliExpress and its peers will deliver a just fine-enough solution cheaply and quickly.

  3. Informative, but not convincing. Something is missing, and what I do not understand. But, frankly: – bright and benevolent thoughts.

    1. All CVT at this point, but the rumor is that the hatch will offer one when it arrives later. Of course, the Si and Type R have been all manual and I suspect will remain so, once we see them.

  4. Good execution. I had an ’07 Civic that served me very well, so I’m partial to them as transport appliances.

    What I don’t get is how car designers take very specific and obvious styling elements (c-pillar thingy) and just rip them off of each other.

    1. C-pillar thingy is the modern version of tailfins, although I thought the current GMC Terrain was the ’59 Cadillac moment where we’d realize we’d gone too far and start gently rolling back, and that hasn’t happened yet.

      But yeah, I had a ’10, it was a fantastic car, I’m interested to see the hatch when it debuts.

      1. There was a full two page spread of sedans probably 10 years ago now that had a profile view showing how similar they all looked, it was striking until you did the same thing from 1956. Car designs follow the herd even with really obvious stuff.

  5. I appreciate the removal of the fake vents from the rear bumper, and the front fog light surrounds are much cleaner looking than the last one. It’s nice to see Honda back to more formal, minimalist designs.

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