The 2022 Honda Civic is a Top Rated Award Winner

January 6th, 2022 by

2022 Honda Civic Sport Aegean Blue

2022 Honda Civic Sport Shown in Aegean Blue / Honda


The new 2022 Honda Civic continues to impress both its owners as well as the experts in the automotive industry. After the 2022 Honda made its debut this past summer, it has already earned a Top Safety Pick + Award and most recently, Top Rated Sedan by Edmunds.

Qualities in the 2022 Civic that stood out to Edmunds were its driving dynamics, sophisticated technology, and overall utility and efficiency. The 11th-generation Civic really sets the bar in the compact-sedan segment, making it their top rated model and one they would recommend.

Recommended Trim

Edmunds says that the EX model is a solid choice for most Civic shoppers. Compared to the LX and Sport trim, the EX gets you the more powerful and efficient engine plus some appealing extras such a heated front seats, an extra USB port and a blind-spot monitor.

Honda Civic Models

The 2022 Civic is available as a small sedan or four-door hatchback. In the sedan, there are five trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, Touring, and Si. The hatchback comes in similar LX, Sport, EX-L and Sport Touring trims. Each body style trim progressively adds more standard features – the EX/EX-L and Touring/Sport Touring also have a more powerful engine than the standard model, while the Si increases horsepower. Feature highlights in each trim include:


  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (158 horsepower, 138 lb-ft)

  • Continuously variable automatic transmission

  • 16-inch steel wheels with plastic covers

  • LED headlights

  • Automatic climate control

  • 7-inch infotainment touchscreen

  • Four-speaker audio system

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration


Every Civic comes with Honda Sensing a suite of advanced safety features


  • Available six-speed manual transmission for the hatchback

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

  • Sport drive mode

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter

  • Eight-speaker audio system



  • 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (180 hp, 177 lb-ft)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels

  • Heated mirrors

  • Sunroof

  • Heated front seats

  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat (EX-L)

  • Leather upholstery (EX-L)


Touring/Sport Touring

  • Available six-speed manual transmission for the hatchback

  • 18-inch alloy wheels

  • Fog lights

  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror

  • Power-adjustable front seats

  • 9-inch infotainment system

  • Wireless device charging pad

  • 12-speaker Bose premium audio system



  • Sedan body style only

  • 200-hp version of the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine

  • Six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching downshifts

  • Sport suspension

  • Bigger brakes

  • High-performance all-season tires (summer tires optional)

  • Sport front seats with additional bolstering


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