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November 23, 2021

Honda Cars PH Launches All-New 2022 Civic. Prices Start At 1.290M (w/ Specs)

In an uncharacteristic move, Honda Cars Philippines has given us the general features of the all-new 2022 Civic a week and a half before its launch (read the story here). But now that they’ve officially launched their compact sedan, it’s time to dive into the details.

Like all other modern Hondas, the 11th generation Civic, codenamed FE, has a growth spurt for 2022. It now has an overall length of 4,678 mm or 29 mm longer than the outgoing 10th-generation (FC). Its wheelbase has grown almost by the same amount (37 mm) to 2,735 mm. This number is very close to the 9th generation Accord which had a 2,776 mm wheelbase.

In terms of design, the Civic goes for a cleaner, more understated design for 2022. It eschews juvenile cues for something more elegant, and in the long run, more timeless. For those who want something sportier looking, Honda’s got you covered since an RS variant is still available. Take note, however, that as far as RS transformations go, this one’s more subtle. You do get high-gloss black accents on the side mirrors, door handles, and antenna though; that and tasty 18-inch wheels.

For those wondering, in the accompanying photos, the red-colored Civic is the top-of-the-line Civic RS, while the gray-colored Civic is the mid-grade Civic V. Honda Cars Philippines didn’t make the Civic S available at the time of the photo shoot.

Inside, the Civic continues with the same minimalist approach. Honda’s new interior design direction—Simplicity and Something—is seen here. The most eye-catching detail is the aluminum strip that runs across the entire length of the dashboard. The Civic also gets digital-type gauges (partial or full) and a tablet-style infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Without a doubt, Honda’s pulling out all the stops with the RS variant. Not only does it get the usual accruements associated with the Road Sailing badge, but it also adds wireless charging, ambient interior lighting, and Honda’s first-ever use of a 12-speaker Bose sound system.

Regardless of Civic variant, they all come with a 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine. The L15 engine has been tweaked to deliver 178 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque—a 5 horsepower and 20 Nm increase from before. Honda engineers also say that power delivery has been improved, especially at low- to mid rpms. Like the previous-generation Civic, the all-new model is available only with a CVT gearbox. The Civic RS though ups that with standard paddle shifters and a Drive Mode selector with three modes.

Finally, in Honda’s most direct response to critics, they’ve upped the Civic’s safety features for 2022. All variants come with Honda SENSING which adds the following driver assist features: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning (RDM with LDW), Auto High-Beam (AHB), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow (ACC with LSF), and new for 2022, Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN). Honda SENSING is on top of standard 4 airbags (6 in the Civic RS), ABS with EBD, and stability control.

As for the most awaited part, the pricing, here it is:
  • Civic S Turbo CVT Honda SENSING – P 1,290,000
  • Civic V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING – P 1,498,000
  • Civic RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING – P 1,690,000
It is offered in five colors, the availability of which is variant depending:
  • Morning Mist Blue Metallic (V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING and S Turbo CVT Honda SENSING)
  • Meteoroid Grey Metallic (RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING, V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING, and S Turbo CVT Honda SENSING)
  • Ignite Red Metallic (RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING)
  • Platinum White Pearl (V Turbo CVT Honda SENING, RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING)
  • Lunar Silver Metallic (S Turbo CVT Honda SENSING)

As for availability, all Honda Cars dealerships are taking in reservations right now. However, as for availability, those who want the mid-grade Civic V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING will have to wait until January 2022 for their units to arrive. The Civic S and Civic RS are now available.

2022 Honda Civic Specifications
  • Overall Length: 4,678 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,802 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,415 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,735 mm
  • Front Tread: 1,547 mm (1,537 mm for Civic RS)
  • Rear Tread: 1,575 mm (1,565 mm for Civic RS)
  • Ground Clearance: 134 mm
  • Turning Radius: 5.4 m (5.7 m for Civic RS)
  • Curb Weight: 1,304 kg (Civic S), 1,314 kg (Civic V), 1,337 kg (Civic RS)
  • Trunk Capacity: 497 liters (495 liters for Civic RS)
  • Seating: 5 persons
2022 Honda Civic Engine and Transmission
  • Type: DOHC VTEC Turbo 4-Cylinder 16-Valve
  • Fuel Supply: PGM-FI
  • Engine Displacement: 1,498 cc
  • Maximum Power: 178 PS @ 6,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 240 Nm @ 1,700 to 4,500 rpm
  • Turbo: Single Scroll RHF4, Internal Waste Gate, w/ Blow-Off Valve
  • Bore x Stroke: 73 x 89.5
  • Compression Ratio: 10.3:1
  • Drive-By-Wire
  • CVT Transmission (w/ Paddle Shifter for Civic RS)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 47 liters
  • Remote Engine Start: Civic V and Civic RS
  • Front Wheel Drive
2022 Honda Civic Suspension and Brakes
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Multi-Link
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Disc
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Brake Hold
2022 Honda Civic Steering
  • Electric-Assist Rack & Pinion
  • Material: 3-Spoke Urethane (3-Spoke Leather for Civic RS)
  • Tilt and Telescopic Adjust
  • Cruise Control
  • Econ / Normal Driving Modes (Econ / Normal Sport for Civic RS)
2022 Honda Civic S Turbo Honda SENSING Standard Features
  • Halogen Headlights w/ Manual Leveling
  • Auto On / Off Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Door Mirror Mounted Side Turn Signal
  • LED Taillights
  • Bulb-Type High-Mount Stop Lamp
  • Body-Color Grille
  • Variable Intermittent Front Wiper w/ Washer
  • Body-Colored Door Handles, Door Mirrors, Shark Fin Antenna
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels w/ 215/55R16 Tires
  • Space Saver Spare Tire
  • Fabric Seats
  • Manual Driver’s Seat Adjustment
  • Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat w/ Center Arm Rest
  • One Push Start System
  • Black Interior w/ Honeycomb Pattern
  • Urethane Shift Knob
  • 7-inch Digital Display w/ Analog Speedometer
  • Illuminated Cargo Area
  • Day/Night Rear View Mirror
  • 7-inch Touchscreen Audio System w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 4 Speakers
  • Single Zone Climate Control w/ Rotary Knobs and Digital Display
  • Rear Air Vents
  • Driver and Passenger Mirror
  • Speed Sensing Door Locks
  • Honda SENSING (Adaptive Cruise Control, Low Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keep Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Auto High Beam, Lead Car Departure Notification)
  • Keyless Entry System
  • Multi-View Reverse Camera
  • 4 Airbags
  • Front Seatbelt Minder
  • ABS with EBD
  • Vehicle Stability Assist w/ Hill Start Assist
  • Emergency Stop Signal
2022 Honda Civic V Turbo Honda SENSING Additional Features
  • Full LED Headlights w/ Auto Leveling
  • Headlight Extension
  • LED Front Fog Lamps
  • Power Folding Door Mirror
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheel w/ 215/50R17 tires
  • Driver & Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket
  • Ambient Interior Lighting
  • 8 Speakers
2022 Honda Civic RS Turbo Honda SENSING Additional Features
  • Black Ring Headlight Extension
  • LED High-Mount Stop Lamp
  • Body-Colored Grille w/ RS Emblem
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Black Door Handles, Door Mirrors, Shark Fin Antenna
  • High-Gloss Black Door Sash Garnish
  • Tail Pipe Finisher
  • 18-inch Matte Black Alloy Wheels w/ 235/40R18 tires
  • Black Leather/Suede Seats
  • 8-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • Leather Shift Knob
  • Sports Pedals
  • Roof Console w/ Sunglass Holder
  • 10.2-inch Full Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Door Panel Ambient Lighting
  • Foot Area Ambient Lighting
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • 9-inch Touchscreen Audio w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless Charger (15W)
  • Offline GPS Navigation
  • 12 Speakers, Bose
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Lane Watch Camera
  • Walk Away Auto Door Lock
  • 6 Airbags
  • Seatbelt Minder for All Occupants


  1. The Corolla Altis called, it wants its tail lights back. Underwhelming, uninspired, derivative external design. Untunable engine again limited by the torque handling capacity of that rubberbanding CVT. VTEC now a mere marketing term, there's no camlobe changing in these econo L-series engines.

    1. it's not as if Honda PH has any choice, all civic sedans come with only CVT as its transmission. And Honda's usually regarded as having one of the better CVT systems amongst mass market brands.

      Unless they bring in the liftback which you can had with a 6 speed manual..... which, marketwise is not really viable anymore, sad to say :/

  2. I'm worried about the pricing of the incoming HR-V. If it follows this strategy along with the Thailand release, it might creep into CR-V prices.

  3. Pricing is reasonable for S and RS Turbo Variant. Im just surprised they didnt give the V variant leather upholstery. And no curtain airbags for the lower variants? F*** you kids! Mommy and Daddy got to live!

    1. ^ awesome comment!

      Also no soft-touch padding on the non-RS variant. It feels more like a big City if you're going for the non-RS variants.

    2. They should have skimped on the wheels instead, much easier to upgrade for buyers.

  4. Good pricing on the S variant. Just buy a second set of 18 or 19 inch wheels and I can forget about the V and RS variants

  5. The Mazda 3 is still better priced, more so with Yojin than this.

    1. Rommel you are a TROLL. The new Skyactiv generation Mazda 3 and CX-30 are premium in its features and drive. Don't compare these models with your old Mazda 2.

    2. The term "premium" is justified by the interior material quality and design compared to competitors. I would personally choose the 2.0 NA w/ 6AT than a 1.5 turbo w/ CVT.

      By the way, the totl civic(1.7m) is priced 200k more than the mazda 3 sport(1.5m), with mazda having 5 years free pms.

    3. Imagine complaining about a 2.0L compact sedan's performance while claiming to use a CVT-equipped AWD wagon on stilts. #cringe

      This site deserves better trolls. Pang Youtube at Tumblr lang level nitong Romina na ito eh. Next!

    4. Imagine worrying about being "outrun" while driving a softroader. #cringey Man up and get a real sports car kiddo, not a mom mobile. Lulz.

    5. Is that the only sports car you know? Wawa man. Mom mobile ricer ka lang, STFU gheylord. Haha.

    6. Ricer ka nga kasi you're racing diesel pickups w/ your grocery getter. Lulz. As if papatulan ka ng mga yun. So ghey.

    7. Dumbass gheylord doesn't realize that he's a pretentious d-bag exactly like ricers who plaster stickers & useless accessories on their ricecars. Imagine thinking that those in the diesel pickups are actually trying to seriously race him in his mom mobile grocery getter wagon. Lulz. Dude, you already lost just by driving that car. They're laughing at you for wasting your expensive premium gasoline & prematurely wearing out your drivetrain just to compensate for your insecurities, bwahaha!

  6. So variants are S, V and RS.

    For 200k above the S, the V gets the following
    1. Power folding side mirrors
    2. Smart Entry(walkaway autolock)
    3. Remote Start
    4. 4 additional speakers
    5. Rear A/C
    6. 17" wheels
    7. LED headlights

    For 200k above the V, the RS gets the following:
    1. 10" instrument cluster display
    2. 9" Infotainment w/ wireless apple/android carplay stuff
    3. Leather/Suede Seats, Leather wrapped steering wheel and shifter
    4. Wireless Charger
    5. Bose Speaker
    6. Honda Lanewatch
    7. Side Curtain Airbags
    8. Sport pedals(metal)
    9. 18" wheels - matte black
    10. Michelin Pilot sport tires
    11. The sunglasses cointainer thingy above your head
    12. auto dimming rear view mirrors
    13. a spoiler

    So is the 200k upgrade from S to V reasonable compared to the upgrade from V to RS? Well I feel like it isn't. But what do I know, maybe the rear A/C vents actually cost a lot.

    1. OH I forgot, you get powered driver seats for the RS

    2. The big price jump between the S and V is likely due to the excise tax. Remember, once you hit a landed cost of around P 1.2M (the S falls below that), you pay a lot less excise tax.

      In short, that huge price gap doesn't go into features much. They end up as taxes to the Philippine government.

    3. Ohhhh... Thanks for clearing that up sir. Sucks for the V to have that odd pricing. I feel like if you're getting the V then might as well get the RS but then if you get the RS you're in the territory of being judged by titos and titas. "Why didnt he just get a PPV?" says the tita who drove a celeste

    4. I think it's very clear that Honda's not catering to the mainstream segment now. The compact sedan's getting smaller in terms of market share, although people who love the Civic will get it regardless. Otherwise, it'll be compact crossovers or PPVs.

    5. Honda PH can't even be consistent with their grade naming. In the CR-V, the V is tha base model, the S is the mid tier trim. In the previous gen Civics it's the same, the V is the base model, the S is the midrange. I still remember that because during the launch of the 8th-gen FD Civic the sales agents were hard-selling the base V model because the midrange S weren't available, but the V was cr4p because they cut corners w/ the safety features, it didn't even have ABS or Brake Assist & only had 15" rims.

      The local product planners really are a confused bunch.

    6. It's clear that compact sedans beyond 1.5M aren't great value, despite the ignorant claims by Romina & others above. There are nicely equipped & more practical MPVs, AUVs , crossovers & 3rd-world PPVs in the 1.7M range. You can't even call the RS a tuner car anymore.

    7. ^
      uses mom mobile to describe a crossover then proceeds to recommend them. fail.


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