2022 Honda Civic among top 10 cars with best interior, study says

Updated Oct 21, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Honda’s new interior design philosophy seems to be working.

When the all-new 11th-gen Honda Civic made its debut last April 2021, the new design elements of the sedan is somewhat fresh, especially for Civic fans. The new model now comes with a more mature styling inside and out instead of going for the usual sporty appeal.

Honda Civic front view

11th-generation Honda Civic

Although some can’t wrap their heads around the new design, others praise what Honda has done for its long-time running sedan. In fact, Wards Auto awarded the 2022 Honda Civic as one of the 10 vehicles with the best interior for 2021. Scoring is based on materials, comfort, ergonomics, safety, fit-and-finish, and aesthetics.

Here are the winners of the 2021 Wards 10 Best Interiors:

  • Honda Civic
  • Bentley Bentayga Speed
  • Ford F-150
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • GMC Yukon Denali XL
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee L
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2022 Honda Civic’s interior is crafted with a new design philosophy the Japanese automaker calls ‘Simplicity and Something.’ The ‘Simplicity’ in the design philosophy guides the designer to eliminate complex features in the cabin that are normally seen on high-tech and modern vehicles. It instead comes with a simple layout where drivers can focus more on the road.

Honda Civic interior view

Interior of the Honda Civic

Meanwhile, the ‘Something’ design concept enables Honda to add personality and character to the cabin. This helps the interior look like it is still up to date despite its simple nature. That said, the new 11th-gen model proves that simplicity can still be the best go-to concept.

We can’t get a glimpse of the redesigned all-new Civic in person just yet as Honda Cars Philippines is still offering the 10th-gen version. However, an insider source claims that the latest model will be arriving on our shores sometime in November 2021.

Honda Civic second row seats

Honda Civic's rear seats

Also, here is the complete list of nominees for the 2021 Wards 10 Best Interiors:

2021 Wards Best Interiors Nominees (excluding top 10)

Acura MDX

Honda Ridgeline

Nissan Pathfinder

Acura TLX

Hyundai Elantra

Nissan Rogue


Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Polestar 2 BEV

Cadillac Escalade

Karma GS-6


Chevy Bolt EUV

Land Rover Discovery

Toyota Mirai FCV

Chrysler Pacifica

Lexus IS 300

Toyota Sienna

Ford Bronco 2-door

Lincoln Nautilus

Volkswagen ID.4 BEV

Ford Bronco Sport

Nissan Frontier


Wards Auto said that it will formally honor the winners of its 10 Best Interiors in a November 16 ceremony during its Automotive Tech Week. It will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

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Know more about Honda Civic 2021

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.


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Rex Sanchez

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