Honda estimates new 2022 Civic is more fuel-efficient than before

Updated May 10, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This could be another reason to like the 11th-gen Civic.

Honda revealed the in-depth details of the all-new 2022 Honda Civic from the front to the back. Some dislike the new updates saying it’s far from the usual, while some recognized and agree with the brand’s vision for its longest-running nameplate moving forward.

Honda Civic front view

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic

But perhaps the new update on the new 11th-generation model that everyone should like is its new and better fuel economy ratings. The 2022 Honda Civic is offered with two engine options, namely with the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine for the LX and Sport variants, and the 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine for the higher-end EX and Touring variants.

According to Honda, both engine options received an increase in fuel consumption per liter thanks to few tweaks in the model’s powertrain. Honda added an idle-stop system as standard, redesigned the catalytic converter, and enhanced the continuously variable transmission (CVT) to improve fuel efficiency. An idle-stop system automatically shuts the engine off if the vehicle is idling to save fuel while running essential cabin components such as the air conditioning system.

Honda Civic rear view

Competing in the industry since 1972

Meanwhile, the turbocharged engine available in the EX and Touring variants is designed with a new and more efficient turbo plumbing and has added Variable Timing and lift Electronic Control (VTEC) to the exhaust valves. The transmission on the turbocharged engine also features an improved torque converter performance and adopts revised Step-Shift programming.

In addition, the 2022 Honda Civic now features a user-selectable Sport mode to provide a more spirited and sportier driving experience. Here is the comparison of the changes in fuel economy rating from 2021 to the 2022 model.

2022 Honda Civic Fuel Economy Ratings (km/L) – City/Hwy/Combined

Variant

2021

2022

Change

LX

12.8/16.2/14.0

13.2/17.0/14.9

+0.3/+0.8/+0.9

Sport

12.3/15.7/13.6

12.8/15.7/14.0

+0.5/--/+0.4

EX

13.6/17.9/15.3

14.0/17.9/15.3

+0.4/--/--

Touring

12.8/16.2/14.0

13.2/16.2/14.5

+0.4/--/+0.5

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Honda Civic

Currently, the Honda Civic compact sedan is now in its 10th generation. It was first introduced back in April 2016, and currently it has three variants. Under the hood, the 10th-gen Civic for the Philippine market has two engine options. The Civic RS uses a 1.5-liter turbocharge inline-4 that can make up to 171 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque. The second engine option is a naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter inline-4 that can produce a maximum of 139 horsepower and 174 Nm of torque. All variants use a continuously variable transmission, which sends all power to the front wheels.

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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