2022 Honda Civic vs 2021 Honda Civic Comparison

The Honda Civic has been one of Canada’s best-selling sedans over the past decade for a reason. It’s consistently ranked as one of the best compact cars in the country, and the 2022 model year is no different. How does the 2022 iteration compare to it’s 2021 sibling? Check out our comparison below, and explore both 2021 and 2022 Civic models here at Cambridge Centre Honda to experience the best of the Honda Brand.

Exterior Style

The 2022 Civic features a brand-new exterior redesign, providing a refreshing facelift that evokes the sporty nature of the Civic brand. While each driver may have their own personal preference to the design aspects of each respective model year, we believe the 2022 model offers a cleaner and more bold appearance that is visually appealing to every eye.


Interior Style

The 2022 Civic offers an upgraded horizontal theme that leads to a sensation of greater openness and space when sitting in the front seats. The ergonomics have also been improved, the cupholders move forward for easier reach, and the infotainment is positioned higher for a better line of sight. The materials used remain the same for each model year, but the 2022 model adds finer details like honeycomb air vents, and textured trim panels to create a subtle improvement over the 2021 model.

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Technology Features

The top-of-the-line 2022 Civic Touring has certain advantages over the other trims and 2021 model, The range-topping 2022 Touring trim gets a 9.0-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation. The 2022 Civic Touring also offers second-row USB ports. It also gets a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system, the first time a Civic has featured a name-brand setup. One notable upgrade in the 2022 Civic is its digital gauge display measuring 7.0 inches on all trims but the Touring, which gets a 10.2-inch unit.




Fuel economy and performance remain relatively unchanged between the 2021 and 2022 model years. The noticeable improvement in the performance category is Civics with the 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4 are a bit more powerful for 2022, producing 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque compared to 174 hp and 162 lb-ft previously. Other than that, you won’t see much significant difference in the performance and efficiency between the 2021 and 2022 model years.

In summary, the most striking differences between the 2022 and 2021 Honda Civic sedans fall into the interior and exterior design aspects of these vehicles. With the 2022 Civic looking as sharp and refined as ever, you’ll be eager to get behind the wheel of a new Civic. Check out our Civic inventory here at Cambridge Centre Honda, and book your appointment today.