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2022 Honda Civic Starts at $22,695, Packs Much More for Just a Tad More

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The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic arrives at dealerships with its new subdued exterior, retro-inspired interior, enhanced driving dynamics and improved safety tech. The compact sedan brings more value to the table compared to the outgoing model, yet the 2022 Civic’s base price tag grows by just a few hundred dollars.

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2022 Honda Civic Pricing

For the 2022 Civic, Honda has condensed the number of trim levels to four (LX, Sport, EX and Touring), nixing the EX-L model. All Civic models now offer an expanded version of the Honda Sensing driver-assist suite that adds Traffic Jam Assist and improves adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. A rear-seat reminder and seat belt reminder are also new to the Civic.

The 2022 Honda Civic is offered with two engine options: a 158-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder that returns unchanged for the LX and Sport trims, and a 180-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that powers the EX and Touring. The Civic LX gets a slight boost in efficiency with a combined EPA rating of 35 mpg, up from 33 for 2021. The 2022 Civic is priced between $22,695 and $29,295 (all prices include the destination charge).

Civic LX: $22,695

  • Engine: 158-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder 
  • EPA mpg rating:  31/40/35 city/highway/combined
  • 7-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity

Civic Sport: $24,095

  • Engine: 158-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • EPA mpg rating: 30/37/33
  • 18-inch wheels, black exterior accents, chrome exhaust finisher
  • Eight-speaker audio system, leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, Sport driving mode

Civic EX: $25,695

  • Engine: 180-hp, turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder
  • EPA mpg rating: 33/42/36
  • Blind spot information, one-touch power sliding moonroof, heated seats and outside mirrors 

Civic Touring: $29,295

  • Engine: 180-hp, 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 
  • EPA mpg rating: 31/38/34
  • 9-inch color touchscreen display 
  • 10.2-inch digital instrument display
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Wireless smartphone charging 
  • Low-speed braking control

Versus the 2021 Civic 

The 2022 Civic’s base LX trim carries the largest price increase compared to the 2021 model, but even that won’t break the bank. The LX jumps $450 over the previous year’s $22,245 starting price and adds a larger 7-inch touchscreen (versus the 2021 model’s 5-inch screen) along with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Thanks to the enhanced safety suite, the LX also gets the new Traffic Jam Assist plus enhanced adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist. 

With a starting price of $24,095 (a $50 increase over the 2021 model), the 2022 Civic Sport offers upgrades to the base model including 18-inch wheels, an eight-speaker audio system and leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel. A new Sport driving mode is added for the 2022 Civic Sport.  

The 2022 Civic EX and Touring models benefit from a more powerful turbocharged engine that gains 6 horses compared to the 2021 model, and a retuned continuously variable automatic transmission is now more responsive, according to Honda. The EX starts at $25,695, up $300 compared to the 2021 EX. 

The top-tier Civic Touring makes the biggest gains when it comes to new features, including the Civic’s first all-digital LCD instrument display, a 12-speaker Bose premium sound system, wireless charging and low-speed braking control. Even with the improvements, the Touring’s starting price remains the same as the 2021 model at $29,295.

Versus the Competition 

The 2021 Honda Civic LX missed the top spot (and even failed to get an honorable mention) in our analysis of compact sedans that offer the best value. Its Achilles’ heel proved to be the bare-bones multimedia that featured a small 5-inch touchscreen and lacked Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The second-highest price tag out of all the contenders didn’t help its cause.

At a $20,655 starting price, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra SE took home the value prize thanks to an 8-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus robust safety features. The Nissan Sentra SV ($21,420) and the Toyota Corolla LE ($21,470) were the runners-up, both housing 8-inch touchscreens with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two or more USB ports and ample driver-assist features. 

For 2022, the updated Civic LX is in a better position to compete in the value category thanks to its infotainment and safety upgrades along with the refined styling and performance.

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