Flash Drive

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

Model Tested: 2022 Honda Civic 1.5T Hatchback Sport Touring

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is stylish, functional and fun to drive with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Engine: 1.5-liter turbocharged I-4, 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed manual, front-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 28-mpg city, 37-mpg highway, 31-mpg combined

Base Price: $29,400

As Tested: $30,810


Peppy performance

Minimal turbo lag

Excellent, smooth clutch

The 2022 Honda Civic interior is very spacious and comfortable with nicely bolstered bucket seats.

Excellent, smooth 6-speed shifter

Manual transmission extracts maximum engine performance

Hill Assist for secure hill starts

Pleasant highway ride

Console button for Econ mode

Good fuel economy—our best was 28.1-mpg city


Super stretch-out front seat legroom

We moved seat forward for clutch use

The 6-speed manual transmission adds a lot of sport to the Civic Hatchback.

Comfy, supportive seats

Excellent headroom

Three temp heated front seats

Ample adult back seat room

Largest Civic Hatchback rear seat ever

Nice, slightly contoured steering wheel

Good auxiliary controls

Good tilt/telescopic range


Large opening hatchback

Opens high enough for most people

Flat floor

The back seat is roomy and there is still lots of cargo space behind the seat.

Split folding seats fold flat

Medium size glovebox, non-locking

Medium to small front door bins

Smart phone charging pad

Large sun visors with excellent slide

Deep medium size center console bin

Large infotainment screen

WOW Factors:

Excellent 6-speed manual transmission

Sporty performance and handling

Handsome styling

When the split folding seats are down the cargo capacity is greatly increased.

Enhanced cargo flexibility


Spacious interior, excellent comfort/materials quality

Very good technology and safety features


No glovebox lock

Tiny rear door bins

Bottom Line:

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is an enjoyable throwback to the earliest Civics when manual transmissions were standard,

The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback has crisp, contemporary styling wrapped around a fun to drive, but practical compact car.

and automatics were rare. The ranks of “row your own” cars are diminishing (and modern automatics are great) so it’s admirable of Honda to offer a 6-speed manual in such a handsome, comfortable, practical, and fun car as the Civic Hatchback. The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback has all the great features of the Civic sedan along with the added hatchback versatility and available 6-speed manual transmission. The 2022 Civic reminds buyers of what made Civics so popular in the first place.