The Hatchback version of the venerable Honda Civic makes a return for the 2022 release year. Fitted with a new 2.0-liter engine that’s present on the Sedan lineup, it’s got a bit more power when compared to previous years. Buyers all over have praised its focus on sheer utility and reliability, something that’s noticeable with its toned-down exterior looks. Sometimes, you just need something that works and the Honda Civic Hatchback definitely fits the bill. Our review on the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback will go through the specs and features that make it a must-have against the competition.
Some changes applied to the 2022 version of the Honda Civic Hatchback include some alterations to exterior stylings and some massive improvements to the interior. Buyers can select from a variety of 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback colors as they use the brand’s configurator to personalize their own vehicle. Honda has also added some more features to their standard safety kit, coming in with a few more sensing technologies than the previous versions. Lastly, the LX and Sport models have seen an engine upgrade as they now use the 2.0-L engine that’s present on the Civic Sedan lineup.
The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback’s various trim levels go up in value with the standard features available for buyers to enjoy. The most expensive model is the Sport Touring which comes with various spec changes to improve its performance. Other features which may alter the pricing include accessories and color schemes, all of which are available on Honda’s configurator. Below is our 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback cost table, detailing the 4 available trim levels:
|2022 Civic Hatchback LX||$23,350*|
|2022 Civic Hatchback Sport||$24,550*|
|2022 Civic Hatchback EX-L||$27,050*|
|2022 Civic Hatchback Sport Touring||$29,850*|
For those looking for other financing options and the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback lease price, you can check those out on Honda’s official website. Make sure to check in and use your local area’s ZIP code to see what deals you can use. Also, check your preferred car dealer to see if they have offers that you can avail of as well.
The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback specs sheet details the 2 different engine options available to buyers. The LX and Sport trim levels make use of a new 2.0-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder engine that’s been used on the Civic’s sedan counterpart. It’s capable of 158 horsepower and 138 pounds-feet of torque. The EX-L and Sport Touring trim levels offer a bit more power with a 1.5-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder Engine paired with a Turbocharger. This setup is capable of a power output reaching 180 horsepower and a torque level of 177 pounds-feet. Although the LX and EX-L models only come with the option for a CVT Transmission system, the Sport and Sport Touring trim levels may be fitted with a 6-speed Manual Transmission. Other features that are included with these two trims include a 3-Mode Drive System (ECON/Normal/Sport) and Remote Engine Start. The base LX rides atop 16-inch wheels while the EX-L model makes use of 17-inch wheels. Both Sport trim levels use 18-inch wheels. All-Season tires are available for all models along with a compact stare tire.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The EPA has released the various MPG estimates for all the trim levels of the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback. As we can see, the selection of either the CVT or MT transmission systems change up the fuel efficiency in a big way. The CVT models will be the ones for those looking for more fuel efficiency, especially the Civic Hatchback EX-L with its 35 MPG/Combined rating. Below is a table summarizing the rest of the MPG estimates released for the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Civic Hatchback LX||30||38||33|
|2022 Civic Hatchback Sport (MT)||26||36||29|
|2022 Civic Hatchback Sport (CVT)||29||37||32|
|2022 Civic Hatchback EX-L||31||39||35|
|2022 Civic Hatchback Sport Touring (MT)||28||37||31|
|2022 Civic Hatchback Sport Touring (CVT)||30||37||33|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Honda’s work on the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback interior is quite extensive, further increasing the amount of space for passengers. It has enough seats for 5 passengers, with all the seats having the choice of either the standard upholstery or full-on leather interiors. In total, passenger volume is around 99.0 cubic feet for the LX and Sport models. The Sport Touring and EX-L models cut this back slightly with only 96.6 cubic feet of passenger space. For cargo volume, all models have the same 24.5 cubic feet available for stowing away bags and other items. However, their official website has yet to state the cargo volume with the rear seats folded up.
The infotainment system mounted onto this year’s release of the Honda Civic Hatchback is operated through a 7-inch touchscreen. This is further upgraded to a 9-inch touchscreen display on the Sport Touring model. From here, passengers can make use of the other media streaming features and cabin functions available on the Civic Hatchback. It comes complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, as well as Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and hands-free phone usage. The audio system found on the Civic Hatchback varies across the 4 trim levels available for buyers. First up is a 4-speaker sound system that’s rated for 160-watts, only available on the base LX model. Next is the 8-speaker sound system rated for 180 watts, available to both the Sport and EX-L models. Last is the 12-speaker premium audio system that’s sourced from BOSE and comes with a Subwoofer unit.
The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback comes with various safety features and driver-assistive technologies courtesy of Honda Sensing Technologies. Some features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping and Lane Departure systems, Forward Collision Warnings, and a Collision Mitigation Braking System. Some features are limited to certain trim levels such as how the Sport Touring and EX-L models come standard with a Blind Spot Information System and Low-Speed Braking Control.
Honda’s warranty coverage plans are on-par with that of other competitors on the market. Their Limited Warranty plan spans for 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The Powertrain Warranty coverage lasts for 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles driven. The accessories purchased along with the vehicle are also under a 3-year warranty with a mileage limit of 36,000 miles driven.