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2022 Honda Civic Sedan Sport by Mark Fulmer


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Still A Good Buy After All These Years

Mark Fulmer
The Auto Channel

New for the 2022 Civic: a smooth exterior redesign, a refined and up-scaled interior, enhanced safety systems, MPG of 31 city and 39 highway 36 combined, and a base price of 21K.


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The engine options remain unchanged, with a 158-hp 2.0-liter inline-4 on LX and Sport trims and a 180-hp 1.5-liter turbo-4 in EX/EX-L and Touring/Sport Touring trims. Its CVT keeps the shifts pretty unnoticeable (continuously variable transmission - an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of gear ratios). The ride and handling are well-tuned and the result is a good solid feel to go along with its agility, responsiveness, and reliability.


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Inside, a 9.0-inch touchscreen handles the infotainment and is coupled with a 10.2-inch digital gauge display.


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The unbroken mesh panel concealing the air vents is a unique touch, and pleasant to the eye.


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Interior space has room for four adults, with a slender fifth possible in the back seat.
Front Head Room 39.3 in.
Front Hip Room 54.3 in.
Front Leg Room 42.3 in.
Front Shoulder Room 56.9 in.


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Rear Head Room 37.1 in.
Rear Hip Room 48.9 in.
Rear Leg Room 37.4 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 56.0 in.


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Cargo Capacity, All seats upright 14.8 cu.ft.
Curb Weight 2,935 lbs.
Interior Volume 113.8 cu.ft.
Height 55.7 in.
Length 184.0 in.


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Safety systems abound and include
- traffic-jam assist
- forward-collision warning
- lane-departure warning
- adaptive cruise,
- automatic high-beams.


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With its outstanding economics, great ride and drive, and proven reliability, the Civic still stands tall after all these years.