Is The 2022 Honda Civic Worth Buying?

January 8th, 2021 by

An orange 2022 Honda Civic prototype, eventually coming to Honda dealerships in Atlanta, is shown in a dark warehouse.

We know the 2022 Honda Civic model year can turn heads and spike interest for the Japanese auto manufacturer, but will it be worth the investment for the consumer? Are the changes going to be significant enough to warrant interest from those who may already be eyeing a 2020 or 2021 model year? Well, before you settle on a vehicle at a Honda dealership in Atlanta, there are definitely some features on the horizon for the 2022 Honda Civic that may make the sedan worth the wait and definitely worth buying.

Dangerously Attractive New Colors and Curves

Honda has already teased what’s in store for the new economical line of four-door sedans. What’s been revealed to the press so far has been a collection of news, information, and visuals that reveal that the Civic’s generational refresh isn’t just going to be feature deep. Honda has nearly gone back to the proverbial drawing board, eliciting deep reactions with the default color scheme and aggressively modern design for the 2022 Honda Civic.

The promotional Solar Flare Pearl is a standout color scheme that almost gives the Civic a tuner-car vibe. Paired with the midnight black sports wheels and dark-tinted windows, you can see that there is a very apparent sports-car inspired air to its presentation.

This isn’t just another street car sedan rolling off the production line: the 2022 Honda Civic is designed to hook reactions and keep them there. The smooth panel frames along the B-pillar and C-pillar of the car are accented with angular indentations that bend along the side skirts, creating a more sophisticated look anchored from the original 2021 design. Honda describes the wide-angle body and lower profile as “dark” and “athletic,” which perfectly suits the car’s aftermarket themed appearance.

The rear fastback design gives the Civic that sportier look compared to the hatchback and notchback designs of old. It capitalizes on the stylistic liberties that Honda explored with the tenth generation of the vehicle when they were still producing the coupe. However, unlike the coupe, the 2022 Honda Civic retains the four-door styling and still seats up to five.

An orange 2022 Honda Civic prototype is shown in a dark warehouse.

Improved Suspension And Handling

Honda is improving the Civic’s handling by hardening the suspension, stiffening the dampers, and aligning the way the vehicle performs on the road with the aerodynamic changes that have been applied to the frame.

These changes will result in snappier response times on the street and likely more stable handling at higher speeds and when navigating winding roads. At what speeds you’ll be able to take those turns will be determined by the powertrain options that Honda makes available across the various trims.

However, the Civic has been known for its adaptability, and Honda seems to be keeping that a focus for the 2022 year model. Additionally, the automaker axed the coupe design from the 2021 model year, and it won’t be returning for 2022 due to low interest from consumers.

On the bright side, the new Civic will be retaining its hatchback option in addition to the standard sedan design, giving fans of the smaller, sportier, compact look something to sink their hands into. Those who prefer the more sophisticated look of the notchback/fastback body can still opt for the traditional outing.

A hybrid setup isn’t on the cards so far, but Honda has plenty of other marque options on the slate throughout 2021 when it comes to hybrids, but that shouldn’t cause anyone to fret over whether the Civic will retain its valued fuel economy and budget-conscious gas mileage.

Refined Fascia

The Japanese automaker hasn’t been shy about taking risks with the appearance of the Civic, as evident with the current prototype colors and body. The front fascia has also undergone some changes as well compared to the 2020 and 2021 Civic.

The most obvious change is the way the grille is presented, which now has less flair and a more subdued presentation with the Honda badging in the center just below the hood. A wraparound bumper just below the headlights with vented accents helps articulate the harder edge approach to the 2022 Civic’s overall artistic delivery.

This change contrasts the lighter, sportier design of the previous generation, which had a far more embellished fascia for certain trims. For the tenth generation of the Civic, the front-end sported large bumper cover panel spacers over the fog lamps and a seamless grille that swept through the draping valence attachment. It gave the Civic the sporty presentation that made it so alluring to young people and aftermarket enthusiasts.

The new design has a more luxury sedan approach for the fascia, which hooks into the smooth wheel fenders and sleek side skirts. There’s still ample room for customization and modifications, though, giving sports car aficionados plenty to work with in terms of aftermarket frame adaptations.

Sophisticated Interior Design

The Honda Civic’s wheelbase and length are largely the same, along with the dimensions regarding cargo volume. The interior also still accommodates the same number of passengers as before without sacrificing seating space.

The changes from the 2021 Honda Civic to the 2022 model’s interior are mostly associated with the front of the cabin, where the infotainment system has been overhauled, and an all-digital cluster for dashboard readouts now sits in place of the previous setup.

The infotainment features will be anchored by a new and improved Honda Sense suite, which will include all new technology and advancements. The original Honda Sense is based on sensors located around the vehicle, expertly tucked away within the more stylish portions of the outer frame in order to help aid drivers during their travels.

The Honda Sensing suite consists of features such as a collision mitigation braking system, also known as CMBS, which automatically applies brake pressure when the sensors detect an imminent collision. There’s also the road departure mitigation system, or RDMS, which monitors and detects potential lane veering taking place and attempts to correct course with steering and braking adjustments. The system is automatically triggered if lane-changing is initiated without a turn signal being activated. This also applies to the lane keeping assist system, which helps drivers stay within their designated lane.

One of the more notable features of the Honda Sensing setup is the adaptive cruise control, which automatically adheres to a set distance between other drivers on the road, while maintaining speeds according to the traffic signs. This is thanks in part to the traffic sign recognition system, also known as TSR, which reads and recognizes labels, speed limits, and warnings posted along the road. Expect adaptive cruise control to see a significant upgrade for the 2022 Honda Civic.

Gwinnett Place Is Your Destination for the 2022 Honda Civic

Always keep your finger on the pulse of all things Honda by visiting us at Gwinnett Place Honda. While the 2022 Civic is not out yet, we still carry the full lineup of new Honda models. If you’re dealing with bad credit or no credit at all, take advantage of the Gwinnett financing application process or the second chance financing option for auto loans. You can find out how to best pay for a new or Certified Pre-Owned vehicle without breaking the bank. Make use of our value trade-ins to reduce the overall price of a new purchase, or take advantage of our deals and specials for the best values throughout the Atlanta region.

Feel free to chat with a service representative or give us a call to schedule a test drive at Gwinnett Place Honda in Duluth today.