There are four trim levels of the Honda Civic for 2022. The Civic LX and Civic Sport are powered by a familiar 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque; the Honda Civic EX and Touring models get the new turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, which produces 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Note: All new Civics use a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), but the turbocharged cars are equipped with a beefier torque converter. The 2022 Honda
($21,700) is the base model. As such, it's equipped with 16-inch steel wheels and 215/55R-16 tires. In addition to cloth upholstery and a 4-speaker stereo, the Civic LX is equipped with a push-button starter, LED headlights and taillights, a 7-inch digital instrument panel, a 7-inch color touchscreen, automatic climate control, and a folding rear seat. Also standard:
($23,100), this compact Honda sedan adds 18-inch alloy wheels and 235/40R-18 tires. The Civic Sport, the expected volume leader, also has shift paddles, an 8-speaker audio system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a leather-wrapped shift knob, sport pedals, and grippy seat fabric with subtle stripes. Visual mods are many; highlights include black window molding, black badging, and chrome exhaust tips. The other two Civics -- the EX and the Touring -- have Honda's turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. As a
($24,700), this 5-seat Honda sedan is luxuriously equipped with a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat that has a fold-down center armrest with two cupholders. Other notable standard equipment on the Civic EX includes 17-inch alloy wheels (with 215/50R-17 tires), a blind-spot indicator, and illuminated vanity mirrors. How does the
($28,300) justify its price? With healthy amounts of luxury and technology. The Civic Touring comes standard with leather upholstery, heated front seats, power front seats, the 10-inch digital instrument panel, the 9-inch infotainment screen, a navigation system, and a premium 12-speaker Bose sound system. What's more, the Civic Touring has wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging, a pair of rear USB ports, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear parking sensors. It also comes with slow-speed braking control, which applies the brakes automatically if it senses a possible collision in an environment such as a parking lot. Somewhat unusual, the 2022 Civic is sold with no options. Honda simplifies matters by letting the standard equipment of each trim level speak for itself. But the new Civic, it should be noted, can be equipped with a Honda Performance Development accessory package. For $1,390, this dealer-installed package includes front and rear underbody spoilers, side skirts, a decklid spoiler, and an HPD badge. The destination fee on all 2022 Honda Civics is $995.