Honda debuted the 11th-generation Civic sedan a few months ago, but now it’s time for the versatile five-door model to grab the spotlight. On Wednesday evening, the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback was introduced, and it’s pretty much what we expected. The hatchback is essentially the same as the sedan but with larger cargo space, a more dramatic roofline, and a few other notable differences.
The Civic hatch sports a redesigned grille in the front and center. This stylistic element, which has a coarse mesh texture and a modest concavity to the primary insert, distinguishes the five-door vehicle from its sedan sister when viewed from the front. The hatchback’s roofline tapers aggressively as it moves backward, giving it a more coupe-like look than rival hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf, which is significantly boxier.
Honda has not released a backrest-down figure, but given the hatch’s total size, it might give several light utility vehicles a run for their money when it comes to transporting. The hatch aperture has been 1.6 inches wider to make loading cargo easier. The hatchback’s beltline is more horizontal than the sedan’s, allowing improved outward sight. It has a low hood, and the A-pillars have been pushed back by around 2 inches for better sightlines and a sleeker appearance.