Previewed in November 2020 in prototype form, the 11th-generation Civic continues the tradition of innovation, design leadership and class-leading driving dynamics.
Civic is Honda’s longest-running automotive nameplate, the best-selling car in Canada for 23 straight years, with Canadians purchasing more than 2.2 million Civics since 1973. Civic is also the number 1 selling model in North America – car or light truck – with first-time buyers, Millennials, Gen Z and multicultural customers since the launch of the 10th-gen model in 2015.
Groundbreaking new front airbags designed to reduce traumatic brain and neck injuries
Civic first rear seat side airbags
Civic first all-digital LCD instrument display (Touring)
Civic-first Bose premium sound system with 12 speakers (Touring)
Civic-first Heated Steering wheel
All-new simple, clean exterior and interior styling
More powerful and fuel-efficient 1.5-litre turbo engine
Enhanced architecture and stronger body
Updated suspension and steering tuning for improved handling and ride
Qi-compatible wireless charging (Touring)
Updated single camera Honda Sensing® system with new Traffic Jam Assist, Low Speed Braking Control (Touring)
Standard new 7-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ integration
Available new 9-inch HD colour touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ integration
Man Maximum/Machine Minimum Philosophy
In designing the 11th-generation Civic, Honda stylists and engineers sought to create a car that would be a “breath of fresh air” in the segment by revisiting timeless design concepts of previous generation Civics. They focused on the original Honda design approach of “Man-Maximum, Machine-Minimum” (or “M/M”), which uses technology and design to serve the needs of the driver and passengers. The styling of the 2022 Civic manifests these timeless design concepts in a fresh and exhilarating new way.
Fuel-Efficient, Powerful Drivetrains
Like the outgoing Civic, two 4-cylinder engines will be available for the 2022 model: A naturally aspirated 2.0-litre or a turbocharged 1.5-litre. Both are paired with an updated continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) uniquely tuned for each engine. Power delivery, engine sound, overall refinement and fuel economy ratings of both engines are improved, with the 1.5L also getting a boost in power output.
Standard in LX, EX and Sport trims, the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder produces 158 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm (SAE net) and 138 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,200 rpm (SAE net).
For the Touring trim, the 1.5-litre turbo 4-cylinder produces 180 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm (SAE net) and 177 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,700 to 4,500 rpm (SAE net) on 87 octane gasoline, up 6 hp and 15 lb.-ft. of torque from last model year. The CVT for the 1.5-litre turbo features improved torque converter performance, while also adopting revised Step-Shift programming.
Advancing Small-Car Safety Performance
Continuing the Civic’s longstanding tradition of advancing small-car safety performance, the 2022 Civic introduces multiple new active and passive safety systems. In a world’s first application, both driver and passenger frontal airbags in the 2022 Civic are designed to better reduce conditions associated with brain injury by better controlling head motions in certain types of crashes.
And the standard Honda Sensing® suite of active safety and driver assistive technologies uses a new single-camera system that provides a wider field of view than the previous radar-and-camera based system. Combined with software advances and a new, more powerful processor, the system is also capable of more quickly and accurately identifying pedestrians, bicyclists and other vehicles, along with road lines and road signs.
This is just the start. We have a LOT to talk about when it comes to the all-new, 11th-generation Honda Civic, so stay tuned to these pages for more information and for details on when inventory will begin arriving – so that you’ll be able to drive one!
Please Note: The details of this article were accurate at the time it was written. Manufacturers may change the details of any vehicle’s specifications, at any time, without notice.