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2022 Honda Civic Sedan Revealed

The 2022 Civic Sedan will be available with two 4-cylinder engines, a 2.0-litre or a turbocharged 1.5-litre. Paired with an automatic transmission (CVT) uniquely tuned for each engine. PHOTO Honda

Honda unveils the 2022 Civic Sedan.

“Civic has been Canada’s car for decades. It’s the best-selling car in Canada for 23 years and the sedan is built at our Honda Canada facilities in Alliston, Ontario,” said Dave Jamieson, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada.

Key Features
  • Groundbreaking new front airbags designed to reduce traumatic brain and neck injuries
  • Rear-seat side airbags
  • Digital LCD instrument display (Touring)
  • Bose premium sound system with 12 speakers (Touring)
  • Heated Steering wheel
  • 1.5-litre turbo engine
  • Updated suspension and steering tuning
  • 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
Exterior Design

The new sedan possesses a low beltline with horizontal windowsills and door-mounted side mirrors as well a wider rear track, wide-set LED taillights, and the trailing edge of its trunk lid.

LED lighting is used for the exterior, including the wide-set headlights, daytime running lights, parking lights, and available fog lights.

The Civic Sedan will be available in eight exterior colours, three of which are new: Meteorite Gray Metallic, Sonic Gray Pearl and the Civic-exclusive Morning Mist Blue Metallic.

Technology

LX, EX and Sport grades are equipped with a 7-inch colour LCD instrument display similar to that found in Accord. A digital speedometer and tachometer are on the left side of the instrument panel, while a physical speedometer dial occupies the right side.

The Civic has a 10.2 inches, LCD panel which displays a variety of information, all customizable from the steering wheel.

The custom modes include showing gauges in a traditional round needle-and-dial, or bar graphs flanking the left and right of the screen.

LX, EX and Sport grades come standard with a new 7-inch colour touchscreen. and the Civic Touring also debuts with a 9-inch HD colour touchscreen, which builds upon the foundation laid by the Display Audio system in Honda models such as Accord, Odyssey, Pilot and Passport.

The touchscreen systems also come standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, while Touring comes standard with Qi-compatible wireless charging.

Engine

The 2022 Civic Sedan will be available with two 4-cylinder engines, a 2.0-litre or a turbocharged 1.5-litre. Paired with an automatic transmission (CVT) uniquely tuned for each engine.

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).

Due in part to a new standard idle-stop system and a new catalytic converter design, fuel efficiency and emissions are improved.

The revised CVT uses more electric hydraulic pump which reduces the load on the mechanical pump, and a ball-bearing secondary shaft to reduce friction.

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.

Multiple measures contribute to fuel economy ratings, including new more efficient turbo plumbing and the addition of Variable Timing and lift Electronic Control (VTEC) to the exhaust valves.

In addition to the standard Normal and Eco driving modes, 2.0L Sport and 1.5L Touring trims of the 2022 Civics now feature a user-selectable Sport mode.

Using a toggle switch on the centre console, the new Sport mode alters the drive ratios and mapping and changes the meter lighting to red. Eco mode reduces throttle and transmission sensitivity, as well as air conditioning output to help preserve fuel efficiency.

The front MacPherson struts feature new low-friction ball joints and front damper mount bearings to improve steering feel and self-centering, and the spring and damper alignment has been optimized to minimize operational friction.

In the rear, the track is 12 mm wider for stability, with a new larger compliance bushing with an improved bushing axis to minimize harshness. Additionally, the two rear lower arms are equipped with a new bushing that reduces noise and vibration inside the cabin, while also promoting better straight-line stability and turn in.

New low-drag front brake calipers and low-friction front and rear wheel bearings reduce rolling resistance and help improve fuel economy ratings.

A new and lighter aluminum front subframe with an efficient truss and rib structure provides rigidity and stability. Additionally, a lightweight flex tube in the exhaust system decreases noise transmission.

Safety features

The next generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) structure is designed to meet present and anticipated future collision standards while minimizing additional weight.

The new, stiffer body also reduces the transmission of road and wind noise to create a more relaxed driving environment.

The 2022 Civic introduces multiple new active and passive safety systems. Both driver and passenger frontal airbags in the vehicle are designed to better reduce conditions associated with brain injury by better controlling head motions in certain types of crashes.

Similar in intent to the passenger front airbag technology featured in the 2021 Acura TLX and 2022 Acura MDX, these airbag designs attempt to address the recently recognized issue of severe brain trauma associated with angled frontal collisions.

The front driver’s airbag uses a donut-shaped structure to cradle and hold the head to reduce rotation. The passenger-side front airbag uses a three-chamber design to achieve a similar result, with two outer chambers designed to cradle and control head rotation.

The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure in the new Civic has been enhanced for even better compatibility with larger vehicles.

This includes improved occupant protection in angled frontal collisions, with a new upper A-pillar structure, side frame and lower firewall structure—all designed to route crash energy around the cabin.

The standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver-assistive technologies uses a single-camera system that provides a wider field of view than the previous radar-and-camera-based system, the system is also capable of identifying pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles, along with road lines and road signs.

The Honda Sensing system adds Traffic Jam Assist, and the new camera-based system improves on existing functionality, such as more natural brake application and quicker reactions when using Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

It also has more linear and natural steering action when using the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). With the addition of eight sonar sensors, Civic features Low-Speed Braking Control, and front and rear false-start prevention.

The 2022 Civic features a new front bumper beam safety plate designed to decrease leg injuries and a hood with an embossed inner structure designed to improve head protection performance.

For key specifications and features of the 2022 Honda Civic, click here. 

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