Trend 9.21 2022 Honda Civic Sedan
Motor Trend|September 2021
An unnecessary upgrade we’ll happily take
CONNER GOLDEN

FIRST TEST

Well, now Honda’s just showing off. Despite five model years packed under the 10th-gen Civic’s timing chain, there was little incentive for the company to revamp its perennial subcompact sedan superstar for the 2022 model year. The outgoing car, in its many permutations, remained on top of its hyper-competitive segment right to the end.

Instead, Honda executed one of the greatest redesigns we didn’t know we wanted. At face value, the new Civic addresses one of the prior model’s few sore spots by rounding out and nip/tucking the Gundam Wing styling. Think of this glow-up as the new Civic taking after big-brother Accord, wearing its older sib’s more mature hand-me-down duds in place of its collection of anime graphic tees.

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