Redesigned 2022 Honda Civic Named North American Car of the Year
Honda North Central Zone Manager, Matt Almond, displays trophy for the award. Photo Courtesy / Honda
For the third time, the Honda Civic has taken home the prestigious North American Car of the Year – previously taking top honors in 2006 and 2016. The all-new 11th-generation Civic has been recognized for simple and sporty design, class-leading safety performance, excellent driving dynamics and fun-to-drive personality.
It is no surprise that the 2022 Honda Civic was given such an award – recently, the popular sedan also took home Top Safety Pick + award as well as Top Rated Sedan by Edmunds. This also marks the fourth time in six years that a Honda model has received a North American Car of Truck of the Year award, following the Honda Civic (2016), Honda Ridgeline (2017) and Honda Accord (2017).
“The Honda Civic has long set the standard by which other compact cars are measured and this all-new Civic raised that bar in every conceivable way,” said Michael Kistemaker, vice president of Honda national sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We’re especially proud for the Civic development team in Japan and our production associates at our plants in Greensburg, Indiana and Alliston, Ontario where the 2022 Civic Sedan, Hatchback and Si are built.”
The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards honor excellence in innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. Initiated in 1994, they are judged by 50 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for independent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and industry websites.
For the new model year, both the Civic Sedan, Hatchback and Si models have all been redesigned from the ground up. They feature a more rigid body structure, an advanced and enhanced chassis wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and sporty design with top class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include a high-torque VTEC Turbo engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2022 Civic also includes a host of new standard safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies.