The all-new 2022 Honda Civic, which is now in its 11th generation (FE), has earned the prestigious 2022 North American Car of the Year award. The Civic was honored by the North American jury of automotive journalists for the third time, with the 10th-generation Civic (FC) winning in 2016 and the 8th generation (FD) taking the top honor in 2006.
This marks the fourth time in the past six years that a Honda model has received a North American Car or Truck of the Year award, following the Honda Civic (2016), Honda Ridgeline (2017), and Honda Accord (2018).
“The Honda Civic has long set the standard by which other compact cars are measured and this all-new Civic raised that bar in every conceivable way,” said Michael Kistemaker, assistant vice president of Honda national sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards honor excellence in innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, driver satisfaction, and value. Initiated in 1994, they are judged by 50 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for independent magazines, television, radio, newspapers, and industry websites.
Redesigned from the ground-up, the all-new Honda Civic features a more rigid body structure, an advanced and enhanced chassis wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek, and sporty design with top-class interior space and comfort. In the Philippines, the Civic comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that produces a class-leading figure of 178 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque. This is then mated to a CVT driving the front wheels.
All 2022 Honda Civic variants are equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver-assistance tech as standard–a move we highly commend Honda for doing. This means that even the base S variant gets full-speed radar cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and also a lead vehicle notification alert, which warns the driver if the vehicle in front has moved ahead. Splurging for the RS variants adds Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot camera.