Which 2022 Honda Civic variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide] 

Updated Nov 23, 2021 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

Which 11th-gen Civic tickles your fancy? 

In November 2021, Honda Philippines brought in the 11th-generation Civic sedan for the model year 2022. And as a whole new model, this version of the famous Honda sedan features a more powerful engine, a larger size, and more tech. 

A picture of the 2022 Honda Civic RS

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic (RS Turbo variant pictured)

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic has three variants. Sure, the previous one also had three, but the new model’s amenities are distributed differently. So, which one’s the right 2022 Civic for you? Let’s find out by comparing the Civic RS Turbo 1.5 CVT, the Civic V Turbo 1.5 CVT, and the Civic S Turbo 1.5 CVT. 

Honda Civic Variants: Exterior 

In terms of size, all three Civic trims are pretty much uniform. All come with a length of 4,678mm, a width of 1,802mm, and a height of 1,415mm.  

For curb weights though, the heaviest trim is the Civic RS Turbo with its curb weight of 1,337 kg. The lightest meanwhile is the Civic S Turbo at 1,304kg, and in the middle is the Civic V Turbo at 1,314kg.  

A picture of the side of the 2022 Honda Civic

The 2022 Civic RS Turbo from the side

As for exterior features. The Civic S Turbo is the only variant that has halogen headlamps. The other two come with LED with automatic leveling and front fog lamps. Standard on all trims is automatic on/off for the headlamps, LED taillights, a shark fin antenna, and a rear windshield defogger. 

A picture of the Honda Civic V Turbo

The mid-spec Civic V Turbo

The Civic RS Turbo meanwhile has the most, with its rain-sensing wipers, black-colored trim pieces, and a rear spoiler. The top-spec trim also has the largest wheel set at 18-inches, while the Civic V Turbo comes with a set of 17-inch wheels. The Civic S Turbo meanwhile has the smallest set at 16-inches. 

A picture of the rear of the Honda Civic RS Turbo

The Civic RS Turbo from the rear

Lastly, both the Civic RS Turbo and the V Turbo come standard with power-folding and power-adjustable side mirrors. The Civic S in turn, only has power-adjustable side mirrors. 

A picture of the rear of the Civic V Turbo

The Civic V Turbo from the rear

Honda Civic Variants: Interior 

When it comes to interiors, the Civic RS Turbo top-spec trim stands out as it is the only variant that comes with leather and suede seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. 

In turn, the Civic S Turbo and Civic V Turbo get fabric seats, urethane steering wheels, a smaller 7-inch digital gauge cluster, and a manually adjustable driver’s seat. 

A picture of the interior of the 2022 Honda Civic RS Turbo

Inside the 2022 Honda Civic RS Turbo

All Civic trims do come standard with 60:40 split-folding rear seats with an armrest, a push-to-start button, a 12-volt accessory outlet, tilt and telescopic adjustment for the steering column, and a wealth of cup holders and cubby holes.  

Then again, only the top-spec RS and the mid-spec V get a dual-zone air-conditioning system and ambient lighting. In turn, the entry-level Civic S only has a single-zone air-conditioning system without the ambient lighting feature. 

A picture of the Honda Civic V Turbo's interior

Inside the Civic V Turbo

Moving on to on-board entertainment, the Civic RS Turbo gets the best headunit. Specifically, it is a sizable nine-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. It is then linked to a 12-piece BOSE speaker system. 

A picture of the 2022 Honda Civic's headunit

The 2022 Civic RS Turbo's touchscreen headunit

In turn, the Civic V and the Civic S get a smaller seven-inch touchscreen. On the latter, it gets an eight-piece speaker, while the former has four speakers. Both do come with Android Auto, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity, but their Apple CarPlay lacks the wireless function available on the nine-inch unit. 

Honda Civic Variants: Engine and Performance 

Under the hood of all the 2022 Honda Civic trims is a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 DOHC, VTEC gasoline engine. At maximum, this four-banger can make 175 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque.  

For all variants, the said engine is then linked to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). On the top-spec Civic RS Turbo, the said gearbox can be controlled manually using paddle shifters. 

A picture of the 2022 Honda Civic's engine

All trims get the same 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine

As for suspensions, all Civic variants use a Macpherson strut for the front, and a multi-link for the rear. Braking is then handled by disc brakes for all four wheels, while the parking brake for this Honda model is an electronic parking brake with an auto-hold function. 

Honda Civic Variants: Safety 

When it comes to standard safety equipment, all trims of the 2022 Civic are kitted out with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, hill-start assist, ISOFIX child seat anchors, among others. For airbags though, the Civic RS Turbo gets a total of six, whereas the Civic S Turbo and Civic V Turbo get four. 

As for driver-assist features, all trims now come standard with the Honda Sensing safety suite. This means that all three 2022 Civic trims have adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, low speed follow, among others.  

Other safety features available on all the 2022 Civic include a reverse camera, speed-sensing door locks, and a security alarm, as well as an engine immobilizer. Only the Civic RS Turbo gets the LaneWatch camera. 

Honda Civic Variants: Price 

2022 Honda Civic Variants 

Price 

Civic S Turbo Honda Snesing 1.5 CVT 

Php 1,290,000 

Civic V Turbo Honda Sensing 1.5 CVT 

Php 1,498,000 

Civic RS Turbo Honda Sensing 1.5 CVT 

Php 1,690,000 

Honda Civic Variants: Conclusion 

If you’re getting a sedan as a family car. Understandably you’d be concerned if it’s safe. In the case of the 2022 Honda Civic though, its variants are pretty much on par with each other save for the Civic RS Turbo which has the most airbags. 

The same is also the case when it comes to engine power. As a matter of fact, one can be sure that any of the 2022 Civic variants are faster than the outgoing Civic RS Turbo. If you want the paddle shifters though, only the RS trim can give you that. 

A picture of the front of the 2022 Honda Civic RS Turbo

The RS Turbo is still the sportiest-looking trim

As far as interiors go, the Civic RS Turbo provides the most premium looking of the bunch. It is the only one that has leather seats, plus it is the only trim with an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an electronically adjustable driver’s seat. It even has a better air-conditioning system, and a larger touchscreen. The 2022 Honda Civic RS Turbo also comes with a fully digital instrument cluster.  

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Do note though that those features found on the Civic RS Turbo come at a premium, and the gap between it and the mid-spec Civic V Turbo is pretty significant. 

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Know more about Honda Civic 2022

Honda Civic

The 2022 Honda Civic is a compact, five-door sedan. It is now in its eleventh-generation. For the Philippine market, the Civic has a price range of Php 1,290,000 to Php 1,690,000. It has three variants consisting of the S Turbo as the entry-level trim, the V Turbo as the mid-spec trim, and the RS Turbo as the top-spec trim. All of them are equipped with the Honda Sensing driver assist safety suite, and all use a 1.5-liter turbocharged VTEC inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 175 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. All trims use a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Size-wise, the 2022 Civic is 4,678mm long, 1,802mm wide, and 1,415mm in height. It wheelbase length measures 2,735mm long, and it has a ground clearance of 134mm. Competitors of the Honda Civic for the Philippine market includes the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, Mazda3, Kia Forte, Nissan Sylphy, among others.

 

₱ 1,290,000 - ₱ 1,690,000

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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