The 2022 Honda Civic has been introduced recently and it is one of the best choices in the compact economic cars segment. While it has improved in almost any aspect, we are going to take a closer look to see what it has to offer. Underneath all that gleaming new metal, leather, and plastic, the 2017 Civic has changed as much. Much of our instrumented testing suggests otherwise. However, Honda's chassis and powertrain engineers were just as busy as the appearance and interior designers in designing the 11th-generation 2022 Civic. After all, toning is all that matters when you already have a strong core. Honda has been fine-tuning the Civic for more than 50 years, and the Touring's powertrain—a 1.5-liter turbo I-4 and a continuously variable transmission—has been tuned for more than a decade. You have to maintain focus on your core, especially as you get older.
One look at the 2022 Civic sedan reveals that it is a markedly different vehicle. The outgoing Civic's crowded front mug, C-shaped rear light banks, and loud character lines are gone. They have been replaced with a more mature appearance with a broader stance, glassier greenhouse, and sharper beltline. The cabin's stylish hexagonal mesh dash trim, sleek new digital instruments, and smudge-resistant surfaces are also visible and tactile improvements.
The 2022 Honda Civic Touring accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds. The new engine produces 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque (increases of 6 horsepower and 15 lb-ft). The quarter-mile time of 15.7 seconds at 91.4 mph is also comparable.
According to our scales, the new Civic sedan weighs 113 pounds more than the outgoing model, at 3,038 pounds.
The new 2022 Civic outperforms the previous model, producing superior statistics on the skidpad (0.88 g vs. 0.83 g) and in the figure-eight at 26.7 seconds at 0.64 g vs. 27.5 seconds at 0.62 g.
The new 2022 Civic is equipped with 11.1-inch vented front discs and 10.2-inch solid rear discs, both with single-piston calipers. The test crew was able to bring the Civic down from 60 mph in 122 feet, one foot shorter than the previous generation model, and stated that the brake feel was good with strong body control. The installation of some grippier tires might have potentially helped decrease that distance even further. The ride and handling of the 2022 Civic have been significantly enhanced in the real world. Again, thanks to some significant core work—a 1.4-inch wheelbase extension and a 0.5-inch larger rear track.
Additional modifications were made to the MacPherson strut front and multilink rear suspensions, mostly to minimize suspension friction. Several suspension bushings, ball joints, and damper mount points were redesigned to reduce severe impact shock and noise.
The 2022 Civic Touring is by far the most polished ride we've ever had from this brand. There is relatively minimal impact roughness, which is common in shorter-wheelbase, front-drive automobiles. The car is also quiet on the highway owing to a slew of noise-canceling techniques, including the Civic's first usage of urethane spray foam in hollow parts of the body.
The CVT transmission includes a downshift control feature that increases engine braking while driving downhill, and it has been updated to improve engine responsiveness when you get on it. The CVT also helps to decrease the turbo lag of the 1.5-liter engine in the Civic Touring sedan, which, despite the modest acceleration figures, feels linear in its overall power delivery.
The Honda Sensing safety suite is also included in the new Civic. The adaptive cruise performed its job, and while the brakes came on a little suddenly at times, the system did resume from a stop.
Traffic Jam Assist operates at speeds of up to 45 mph and effectively directs for you until you tell it to stop. We had no complaints, save that we wished we could have taken our hands off the steering wheel for a longer period of time. Despite the fact that the 11th generation Civic is now firmly entrenched in the digital and luxury sectors, the new Civic has always been a hands-on vehicle. It's a car that tuners have tampered with for decades, as well as one that Honda has modified with a slew of performance editions. It's a car that, whatever happens, will stay at the heart of what Honda stands for, even as it improves its core. so definitely the new Civic can be considered as the best in its segment.