2022 Honda Civic: Take a look at the best Civic ever

Updated on December 05 2023

The 2022 Honda Civic has finally made its official worldwide debut this week. It’s the eleventh-generation model of Honda’s perennial compact car, and it’s coming to market with a new face, a host of new safety and convenience features, and more power under the hood.

No doubt, the Honda Civic remains in the hearts and minds of Filipino buyers since the fifth-gen EG Civic arrived in 1990. Also, it’s hard to forget the EK Civic as it dominated the local Pinoy drag racing scene in the early 2000s, particularly the all-dominating Civic SiR with its free-revving, four-cylinder B16 DOHC engine.

The Honda Civic remains an iconic presence in Pinoy car culture. Automart has an interesting lineup of low-cost, low mileage, repossessed and used Honda Civics for sale. Visit here to learn more.

2022 Honda Civic: Man Maximum, Machine Minimum styling philosophy

As expected from a new Honda vehicle, the all-new 2022 Civic is shattering expectations in styling, ride quality, interior roominess, and practicality. We like the new Civic’s dignified fascia more than the outgoing model’s Gundam-robot façade. Honda designers took inspiration from the brand’s old-school approach of ‘Man Maximum, Machine Minimum’ in styling the 11th-gen Civic, and it works.

The new Civic has a cleaner face reminiscent of the third-gen Acura Integra. It now has a lower hood, new front fenders, a less-complex front grille design, and a low beltline to emphasize the sporting nature of the vehicle. Honda moved the windshield A-pillars by nearly two inches rearward to create the impression of having a longer hood.

Also, the 2022 Civic has a broader rear track than the outgoing model, providing a wider silhouette when looking at the car from behind. Standard in the new Civic is LED lighting for the headlights, daytime running lights, and fog lights.

And just in case you’re wondering, the 2022 Honda Civic is debuting with eight available paint colors and three new paint hues, including Sonic Gray Pearl, Meteorite Gray Metallic, and Morning Mist Blue Metallic.

More Power, More Smiles

The 2022 Honda Civic is debuting with two engine choices in North America. There’s a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158-horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque, while higher-trim models get a revised 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder motor with 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.

Here in the Philippines, we’re familiar with the 1.5-liter turbo engine from the outgoing Civic RS model. The good news is Honda has dialed up the power output of its turbo engine for the new Civic. The outgoing Civic RS had 173 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, meaning the new turbo engine has seven more horsepower and around 15 more torques than before.

Standard on both engines is a continuously variable (CVT) transmission and front-wheel drive. New for the 2022 Civic is a new Sport driving mode to compliment the standard Eco and Normal driving modes. Meanwhile, North American Civic models get paddle-shifters for the CVT, and we’re betting those new features will cross over to our shores as the new Civic makes its Philippine debut in late 2021 or early 2022.

Redesigned Interior

Stepping inside the 2022 Honda Civic is akin to entering a premium compact car from German automakers. The most significant talking point is that metal honeycomb mesh trim spanning the entire width of the dashboard, effectively hiding the air-con vents in the process. And while it does look good, it may prove cumbersome to clean, but it does give the new Civic’s cabin a more elegant and classy feel.

The new Honda Civic has a partially digital instrument cluster with a 7-inch LCD and a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Higher trim models get a fully digital 10.2-inch instrument panel and a larger 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system. More importantly, the new Civic has a physical volume knob for the stereo. Hooray!

New for the 2022 Civic is a Bose premium audio system with 12 channels and a Dynamic Speed Compensation feature that automatically adjusts the volume depending on vehicle speed. As usual, excellent visibility is a Civic hallmark with a flat dashboard top, hidden windshield wipers, relocated door-mounted side mirrors, and a low hood design.

Standard Honda Sensing

In North America, Japan, and European markets, the 2022 Honda Civic gets standard Honda Sensing, a comprehensive array of advanced safety features and driving aids. But in the new Civic, Honda Sensing has a new camera, eight sonar sensors, and a more potent processor that identifies cyclists, pedestrians, road lines, and other vehicles quicker than ever before.

The system includes adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, blind-spot warnings, cross-traffic warnings, and a lane-keeping assist system. Also new are redesigned front airbags and innovative rear-seat side airbags for added safety.

2022 Honda Civic Philippine Debut: Coming Soon

We’re excited as you are, but we’ll have to wait a couple of months for the 2022 Honda Civic to reach Philippine shores. Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) has sold more than 131,067 Civics since the third-gen model came in 1990, and we’re betting the house the new Civic will strike fear in the hearts of other local contenders like the Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla Altis, and the new MG6, to name just a few.

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