2022 Honda Civic 0-60 Release Date, Redesign, Colors – The 2022+ 11th Gen Civic 0-60 time of 7.9 seconds is a full second slow than the outgoing model that uses the same engine and transmission setup.
In the end, what matters about the fully redesigned 2022 Honda Civic is that it remains the best sedan in its class. We ranked the outgoing Civic No.1 among small sedans to its dying day, and now that we’ve tested the new Civic, we can report that it won’t be giving up that crown anytime soon.
2022 Honda Civic 0-60 Redesign
Will the performance of our first 2022 Honda Civic test car prove to be an anomaly? We’d be surprised if Honda loaned us a car that was short a few ponies, but we look forward to seeing whether future 2022 Civics can raise their game in our testing. In the meantime, we’ll keep singing the praises of Honda’s latest little gem. It’s a great car no matter what the stopwatch says — read our full review and rating for all the details.
The outgoing 10th-generation Honda Civic left a mark. Nimble, engaging, affordable, and efficient, that Civic had everything an entry-level car shopper could want. For those looking beyond entry level and toward performance, the Civic’s performance-minded siblings, the Civic Si and Type R offered even more excellence for not much more money. Now a new generation is here, and it has all of the things that made us love the last one, wrapped in a package that is a departure from its polarizing predecessor.
2022 Honda Civic 0-60 Colors
Both engines still come bolted to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Manual buyers are out of luck and will have to look to the performance-oriented models in the wings. The CVT and engines receive light changes to boost efficiency and minimize vibration. The fuel economy gains vary by trim level. The EPA estimates the 2.0-liter engine’s efficiency will improve by 1 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the highway in the base LX trim—that’s 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway for the new car. The 1.5-liter turbo engine has bumped up its EPA rating by 1 mpg in the city in both the EX and Touring trims for 33 and 31 mpg, respectively.
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Our test of a 2022 Civic Touring suggests that those efficiency tweaks may have affected acceleration. With the turbo engine, the new Civic needs 7.5 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph and 15.8 seconds to cross the quarter-mile mark. We wrung out plenty of previous-gen Civics with the 1.5-liter turbo and a CVT, and they were all in the neighborhood of a 6.8-second sprint to 60 and a 15.2-second quarter-mile. The new car carries 130 more pounds, possibly gained in the interest of greater structural rigidity, but we’d expect that sort of weight gain to add just a tenth to 60-mph acceleration times.
2022 Honda Civic 0-60 Release Date And Price
Some of the best features are reserved for top Touring models like our test car. The Touring has an easy-to-use 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a convenient ledge to rest your hand on while engaging with the screen. All models get a real and easy-to-use volume knob. There’s a Bose-branded audio system—a first for a Civic—plus a wireless charging pad.
More mature and upscale than its predecessor and much of its competition, Honda is largely holding the line on pricing. Base LX models will start at $22,695, which is $450 more than in 2021. The Touring trim costs $29,295, the same as the outgoing model. Perhaps the best news of all is that our favorite Civics are still awaiting the 11th-generation treatment. The Civic hatchback, which will be available with a manual transmission, is due to be revealed next week, and we’re expecting performance-oriented Si and Type R models in the months ahead. If those models look as good as this one does, we’ll all be in for a treat.