The new Honda Civic Hatch comes in four trim levels for 2022, including the LX, Sport, EX-L, and Sport Touring. LX and Sport models feature the new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with outputs of 158 hp and 138 lb-ft. EX-L and Sport Touring trims get a 1.5-liter turbo four-pot that makes 180 hp and 177 lb-ft. A CVT is standard, but a manual option is available to the Sport and Sport Touring - all cars are FWD.
The base model is somewhat barebones, but it comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED exterior lights, automatic climate control, and push button start. Infotainment comprises a four-speaker audio system and a seven-inch touchscreen. The standard safety suite is comprehensive, however, with collision mitigation, road departure mitigation, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control, to name a few.
Moving up through the range fits 17- or 18-inch wheels, depending on trim, and adds such luxuries and conveniences as leather upholstery over cloth, dual-zone climate control, a power moonroof, and power adjustment for the front seats, with heating. Blind spot monitoring comes standard on EX-L models, while the Sport Touring gets a premium 12-speaker Bose sound system with navigation and a larger touchscreen display.
The price of the new Honda Civic Hatchback starts at $22,900 MSRP for the base LX, increasing to $24,100 for the Sport, regardless of whether you opt for the manual gearbox or the CVT. The EX-L will cost you $26,600 while the Sport Touring goes on sale for $29,400 with either transmission. These prices exclude Honda's $1,015 destination and handling charge.
Honda only makes a few packages available, but these mostly pertain to splash guards, floor mats, and cargo trays. A $797 HPD Package can be equipped to the hatch, which adds a front underbody spoiler, HPD emblem, and a tailgate spoiler. A variety of accessories and standalone options can be fitted, including roof racks, spoilers, badging, and body moldings, and an engine block heater for $87. The Civic Hatch is a take-it-or-leave it range, so choose your model carefully.
The 2022 Honda Civic is priced right, with the base LX model starting at $22,900 and the Sport coming in at $24,100. But we'd start our journey with the EX-L and the 1.5-liter turbo. That trim gets 17-inch wheels, a moonroof, leather and power seats, heated front seats, the dual-zone climate control and a few other pieces. It doesn't come with the larger digital gauge cluster nor the bigger touchscreen, but you do save about $3,000. Sadly, it can't be had with the manual gearbox, so if that's high on your list of priorities, shoot for the Sport Touring.
There isn't too much to add after that. Pick a good color like the free Rallye Red or the $395 Smoky Mauve Pearl. There's a sub-$800 Honda Performance Package that comes with spoilers and badges that's cool. With both of those you're still under $29,000.
The Sport Touring trim adds low-speed braking control, rear cross-traffic alert, LED fog lights, navigation and wireless connections for your phone, but we think we'd still stick with the EX-L. If you want the extra tech, and the extra safety features and better radio, you'll have to spring for that trim, which is still a great deal.
Honda Civic LX Hatchback vs Sport Hatchback
Honda Civic LX Hatchback vs EX-L Hatchback
Honda Civic LX Hatchback vs Sport Touring Hatchback
Honda Civic Sport Hatchback vs LX Hatchback
Honda Civic Sport Hatchback vs EX-L Hatchback
Honda Civic Sport Hatchback vs Sport Touring Hatchback
Honda Civic EX-L Hatchback vs LX Hatchback
Honda Civic EX-L Hatchback vs Sport Hatchback
Honda Civic EX-L Hatchback vs Sport Touring Hatchback
Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback vs LX Hatchback
Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback vs Sport Hatchback
Honda Civic Sport Touring Hatchback vs EX-L Hatchback