All-new 2022 Honda Civic begins USA sales; Corolla rival starts from RM 90k

Sanjay · Jun 17, 2021 12:15 PM

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The Toyota Corolla has a new boss to fight now as American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has begun sales of the all-new 2021 Honda Civic (FE) over in the United States today.

However, it's just the sedan for now. The Civic Hatchback will make its world debut next week on 24-June 2021.

Prices of the all-new 2021 Honda Civic

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The Civic comes in four variants Stateside, and prices are as follows:

2022 Honda Civic price in USA
Variant Prices
LX USD 21,700
Sport USD 23,100
EX USD 24,700
Touring USD 28,300

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Although it starts off pricier than the outgoing Civic FC (as expected anyway), it's still quite competitively-priced against the US-spec Corolla, which ranges from USD 20,025 to USD 28,310.

Also read: Price of 2022 Honda Civic FE to increase in US, more expensive than Mazda 3

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Sure the base Civic LX might be marginally pricier, but they're slightly better equipped than the rolling-on-steelies base Corolla L.

Variants and equipment

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10.2-inch fully-digital instrument cluster on the Touring

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The Sport, meanwhile comes with a semi-digital cluster. Can you spot other differences?

This "most fun-to-drive Civic sedan" comes with the Honda Sensing suite of ADAS as a standard fitment, bundling Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) among other features.

Also read: From foggy roads to congested cities, Honda Civic’s Sensing is one of the best

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Also standard are LED head- and taillights, electric parking brake (EPB), as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, with the range-topping Touring getting wireless versions of them.

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Sport

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Touring

Infotainment is handled by a 7-inch touchscreen on all but the Touring variant; that gets a 9-inch unit.

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Fabric seats for the Sport...

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Full-leather ensemble for the Touring

Speaking of entertainment, the base variant gets a standard 4-speaker setup, while the mid-range variants get 8 speakers.

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The best is reserved for the most expensive then, as the range-topper gets a Bose 12-speaker surround sound system.

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Yes, there's 60:40 split-folding rear seats

Other than those, variant-specific differences lie in wheel sizes (16- to 18-inches), exterior accents and interior upholstery, in addition to creature comforts like a power-adjustable driver's seat and moonroof.

Powertrains of the Honda Civic

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Sport pictured

The largest Civic yet comes with two different powertrain options:

2022 Honda Civic powertrains
Powertrain

1.5-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder

180 PS / 240 Nm

CVT

(EX and Touring)

2.0-litre, naturally-aspirated four-cylinder

158 PS / 187 Nm

CVT

(LX and Sport)

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The 1.5-litre, turbocharged unit

The bigger engine is ported over from its predecessor, while the 1.5-litre mill sees a 4 PS and 20 Nm increase from the outgoing model.

Honda Civic Malaysian availability

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So there you have it, a quick round-up of the all-new Honda Civic in its first market.

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News of sales in other markets should start trickling in slowly, and we already know that Singapore could be the first to launch it in our part of the world.

Also read: Singaporean buyers to receive all-new 2022 Honda Civic in October; pricier than Civic FC!

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WapCar's comment: Sure, it wears a safe look (some of you call it 'uncle' design), but that's what the Civic is about - mass-market appeal. With suitable equipment and priced right, it could be a winner, and we're eager to take it for a spin once it's in Malaysia.

Also read: Start saving up: Your guide to the all-new 2022 Honda Civic before its Malaysian launch!

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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