2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Preview
- Now built in the United States instead of the United Kingdom
- Like the sedan, the Civic hatchback has a stiffer structure for improved ride quality, handling, and crash safety
- Honda will offer both 2.0-liter and turbocharged 1.5-liter engines
- You can still get a 6-speed manual transmission as an alternative to the CVT
- The 2022 Honda Civic hatchback has sportier suspension tuning than the Civic sedan
A week after the redesigned 2022 Honda Civic sedan began arriving at dealerships, Honda has released key details on the sedan's four-door hatchback companion. Compared to its predecessor, the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback is longer, lower, and more adult in appearance.
As before, Honda will offer the new Civic hatchback in LX, Sport, EX-L, and Sport Touring trim levels. For 2022, Honda will offer its naturally aspirated 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine on the LX and Sport, which should keep base prices more in line with the Civic sedan. The automaker will reserve the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine for the EX-L and Sport Touring. Both the Sport and Sport Touring will have an available manual transmission. Otherwise, you can have an improved version of Honda's continuously variable transmission (CVT).
There's still no announcement on the next installment of the high-performance Civic Type R hatch, but Honda has previously confirmed its return. All 2022 Honda Civic hatchback versions will roll down the same assembly line in Greenburg, Indiana.