2022 Honda Civic vs. Its Competition

2022 Honda Civic
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.

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Quick Specs
The redesigned 2022 Honda Civic comes in sedan or hatchback form, with performance variants of both.
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The 2021 Hyundai Elantra 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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The 2021 Subaru Impreza excels at foul-weather traction and value; it’s an exceedingly rational choice among economy cars.
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With the 2021 Corolla, Toyota has almost excised all the bland from its diet.
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The 2021 VW Golf TSI compels shoppers for its overall value, but the GTI is a hole in one.
MSRP From     
N/A$19,650$20,650$18,795$20,025$23,195
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AMidsize CarsCompact CarsN/ACompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
N/ASE IVT SULEV *Ltd Avail*2.0 FWDN/AL CVT (SE)1.4T TSI Manual
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASedanSedanN/ASedanHatchback
Transmission     
N/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/ACVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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