A closer look at the Bose 12-speaker setup in the all-new 2022 Honda Civic
Sanjay · Jun 24, 2021 05:11 PM
While Honda has worked with many audio suppliers throughout the years, it is on the all-new 2022Honda Civic sedan and 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback that a Bose setup appears in the model for the first time.
Exclusively available on the range-topping variants of both cars, the sound system encapsulates 12 speakers plus a subwoofer. It's a big improvement, considering the base variant get 4 speakers, while mid-range ones get 8.
Audio aficionados will enjoy this next bit, detailing the dozen:
One 3.25-inch (80 mm) Bose Twiddler mid/high-range speaker in the center of the instrument panel
Four 1-inch (25 mm) lightweight neodymium tweeters – one in each A-pillar and one in each rear door
Two 6.5-inch (165 mm) wide-range speakers – one in each front door
Two 5.25-inch (130 mm) wide-range speakers – one in each rear door
Two 3.25-inch (80 mm) Bose Twiddler mid/high-range speakers – one in each C-pillar
One 8-inch (200 mm) woofer housed inside a custom enclosure mounted in the right rear quarter panel
A Bose digital amplifier with 12 channels of custom equalization and advanced digital signal processing
Beyond those, it gets Bose's Centerpoint 2 and SurroundStage digital signal processing made bespoke for the Civic's minimalistic interior. Honda promises that one will be "placed in the middle of the music", regardless of where they might sit.
Meanwhile, there's the Dynamic Speed Compensation technology that automatically adjusts volume and tone based on vehicle speed.
Channelling music through them is a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, complete with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Initial reviews only have good things to say about them.