The Honda Civic does appear to be an alluring package in hatchback form. This new body style has more cargo space than the sedan. In fact, it does offer a manual transmission on specific models. The pricing for the slightly more practical Civic, and starts at $23,915 for the base LX model, and ranges up to $30,415 for the Sport Touring. Those prices are between $1000 and $1900 higher than the identical sedan models. They are only available with an automatic transmission. Sounds like a great car for an individual or family to carry items in.
Honda Civic – Engine Options and Variable Automatic Transmission
The 2022 Honda Civic hatchback comes with the same two engine options as the sedan. It is available in either a 2.0-liter inline-four or a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four. Plus, it does come standard with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated 158-hp engine comes on the LX and Sport ($25,115). On the latter, it offers a six-speed manual transmission as a no-cost option. The more powerful 180-hp turbocharged engine comes standard on the EX-L hatch ($27,615) with a CVT. It is also standard on the loaded Sport Touring ($30,415). Honda does offer a manual with this engine, too. It is a no-cost option on the Sport Touring with the 1.5T. It’s always beneficial to the Honda Civic driver to have several options to choose from.
Apart from the available manual and the price premium, another main difference between the hatchback lineup and the sedan lineup is the hatchback offers an EX-L trim with leather upholstery. Moreover, the sedan is available as an EX with cloth seats. That would mean you have to step up to the top Touring trim to get the upgraded upholstery.
Honda says the Civic hatchback is arriving at U.S. dealerships starting this week.