#PRODUCTWATCH: 2022 HONDA CIVIC TOURING
Spring is springing, and were we ever glad to get a chance to test drive the 2022 HONDA CIVIC TOURING, celebrating this warmer weather!Okay, let’s not get too carried away. When we say warmer weather, we’re just glad to be above 0°c! We’re just glad to be able to start attending in-person events and see friends once again, which the Civic Touring took us to and from safely.
We previewed this bestseller in a gorgeous classic Platinum White Pearl and our drives in a Civic have never been smoother and calmer.
With a super-quiet 1.5-litre, 16-valve, Direct Injection, DOHC, turbocharged 4-cylinder, 180 horsepower engine, the 2022 Honda Civic Touring is everything we need for our everyday driving. Its ECON mode and conscious Eco-Assist System continue to make Honda the deal-breaker when stacked against the competition. And with a great combined Fuel Economy of 7.1 L/100 km, who doesn’t appreciate some more value, seeing how fuel prices have skyrocketed in recent months?
Its BOSE Premium Sound System with 12 speakers including subwoofer provides for superb acoustics in our drives, and navigating with its 9″ colour touchscreen (including clean, crisp new Honda font!) is a breeze. Syncing to our Spotify playlists was so simple via Bluetooth Audio. Though we noticed a few skips here and there, overall this was no issue. The Civic Touring‘s wireless charging continues to spoil us and our passengers really appreciated the abundance of charging ports throughout the car.
The 2022 Honda Civic Touring is packed with little luxuries. Driver, front and back passengers get heated seating and the leather-trimmed seating looks great. For added convenience, a panel folds-out as an armrest and drink-holders. Dual-zone Climate Control is perfect because while we like a cool drive, our passengers (including Mom) like it warmer. It’s the attention the details in the passenger experience – not only the Driver experience – that makes Honda standout from the pack!
We also appreciate the car’s Proximity Entry and Assisted Opening Trunk was a bit of a lifesaver when hauling bags of groceries on our errand runs. Aesthetically, the car has several little flourishes including a honeycomb mesh dashboard and updated air vent knobs which also look amazing. We live for the moonroof, especially now that our days are a bit longer and there is more daylight!
The Civic Touring continues to pack-in the safety features including Rain-Sensing Wipers, Rear-View Camera with guided parking, Low-Speed Braking Control, plus Body-colour Front and Rear Parking Sensors. Above this, the standard safety features we’ve come to adore from Honda are back once again, like Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation System, Vehicle Stability Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition (to keep you within speed limits), plus Front and Side and Side Curtain Airbags. Drive reassured.
Re-live some of the amazing memories we made in the 2022 Honda Civic Touring in our Test Drive: