2022 Honda Civic vs. Its Competition

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

American makes may have pulled out of the compact car segment, but this field bursting with redesigned models has never been as fun to drive or as loaded with safety and convenience features.

The redesigned Elantra gets longer and better equipped, but doesn’t have a hatch counterpart.

The Mazda 3 sedan and hatch aspires to be upscale inside but struggles to get infotainment right.

The Toyota Corolla hybrid gets 52 mpg combined.

Standard all-wheel drive and high safety ratings highlight the Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan.

A new Golf arrives for 2022, but only in performance-oriented GTI and Golf R trims.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains.
6.8
The 2022 Hyundai Elantra excites us with its styling and gas mileage, but loses us with interior quality.
5.8
The 2022 Mazda 3 makes a play for upscale compact-car buyers with a rich interior and cut-above handling.
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The 2022 Subaru Impreza pegs the rational meter, with standard all-wheel drive and excellent crash-test performance.
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With more interesting style, the 2022 Toyota Corolla is a wallflower no more; hybrids have Prius-like fuel economy.
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The 2022 VW GTI is a good hot hatch, but the Golf R fully realizes the platform’s potential.
MSRP From     
$22,550$20,200$21,150$19,295$20,425$29,880
Gas Mileage     
26 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 56 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 36 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsN/ACompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
LX CVTSE IVT2.0 FWDN/AL CVT (SE)2.0T S Manual
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanN/ASedanHatchback
Transmission     
CVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/ACVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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