2022 Honda Civic Sedan Sport - Review by 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.
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.
Inside, a 9.0-inch touchscreen handles the infotainment and is coupled with a 10.2-inch digital gauge display.
The unbroken mesh panel concealing the air vents is a unique touch, and pleasant to the eye.
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.
Rear Head Room 37.1 in.
Rear Hip Room 48.9 in.
Rear Leg Room 37.4 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 56.0 in.
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.
Safety systems abound and include
- traffic-jam assist
- forward-collision warning
- lane-departure warning
- adaptive cruise,
- automatic high-beams.
With its outstanding economics, great ride and drive, and proven reliability, the Civic still stands tall after all these years.