2022 Honda Civic vs. Its Competition

2022 Honda Civic prototype
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

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.

2022 Honda Civic prototype2022 Honda Civic
2021 Hyundai Elantra2021 Hyundai Elantra
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Quick Specs
The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic comes in sedan or hatchback form, with performance variants of both.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan is hardly small anymore: It has big style, big available tech, and big range from a hybrid powertrain.
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The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive.
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With the 2021 Corolla, Toyota has almost excised all the bland from its diet.
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The 2020 Subaru Impreza is a rational choice among compact cars, especially for those who need foul-weather traction.
MSRP From     
N/A$19,650$20,500$19,925$23,195$18,695
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4N/A
EPA Class     
N/AMid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsN/A
Style Name     
N/ASE IVT2.0 FWDL CVT (SE)1.4T TSI ManualN/A
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/A
Passenger Capacity     
N/A5555N/A
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
N/ASedanSedanSedanHatchbackN/A
Transmission     
N/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODN/A
Detailed Spec Comparison
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