Since it was first introduced a half-century ago, the Honda Civic has been a top seller in the small-car space, offering a winning combination of fuel-efficiency, value, and fun-to-drive character. Model year 2022 marks the introduction of an all-new, 11th-generation compact Civic sedan with a classier, more-sophisticated appearance not unlike that of the larger midsize Accord sedan. The preponderance of scoops, body creases, and other "Rocket Boy" surface excitement from last year’s version are now gone, replaced by a handsome, well-proportioned 4-door sedan that looks good from all angles. A 1.4-inch longer wheelbase and more vertical windshield pillars result in a longer hood and more premium dash-to-front-axle perspective and overall profile.
Other improvements include updated infotainment with available wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a new Bose audio system, an available all-digital driver display, updated Honda Sensing with a wide-view camera, and new front airbags engineered to reduce head and neck injuries.
For 2022, Honda drops the previous EX-L sedan trim. Including the recently raised $1,015 destination charge, the simplified Civic sedan model lineup includes the base $22,715 LX, well-equipped $24,115 Sport, turbo-powered $25,715 EX, and range-topping $29,315 Touring. All are equipped with front-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission.