Car and Driver’s Most Fun

Four compact sedans. One driving course designed to push handling to the limit. See how the
Civic Sedan outshined the competition and was rated* the most fun to drive.

Sport shown in Rallye Red.

How the Civic Beats the Corolla

Civic Touring Sedan shown in Cosmic Blue Metallic.
Features 2021 Civic EX Sedan 2021 Corolla XLE CVT
Combined Fuel-Economy Rating* (mpg)
Combined Fuel-Economy Rating* (mpg) 36 32
Road Departure Mitigation* System
Road Departure Mitigation* System Standard Not Available
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 174 @ 6000 139 @ 6100
Passenger Space (cu ft)
Passenger Space (cu ft) 95 88.6
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control Yes No
Walk Away Auto Lock®
Walk Away Auto Lock® Standard Not Available

Illustration of compact sedan lap times, with the 2022 Honda Civic LX Sedan beating the competition.

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Civic Out-Handles the Competition

The Civic had the fastest lap time on Car and Driver’s 0.56-mile road course, proving its handling ability on everything from hairpins to s-curves.*

Illustration of compact sedan cornering speed, with the 2022 Honda Civic LX Sedan beating the competition.

Illustration not to scale.

Faster Through the Corners

The Civic showed its poise by holding curves at higher speeds than the competition, exiting the second corner at 68.4 miles per hour—more than a full car length ahead of the pack.*

More Power Comes Standard

The Civic LX Sedan offers more power than its competitors’ base trims, with a 2.0-liter i-VTEC® engine capable of putting out 158 horsepower.*

Chart of compact sedan braking distance, with the 2022 Honda Civic LX Sedan beating the competition.

Better Braking

A shorter stopping distance means more control and confidence behind the wheel. In Car and Driver’s 70-to-0 mph braking test, the Civic LX Sedan stopped 8 feet shorter than the competition.*

Chart of compact sedan front visibility, with the 2022 Honda Civic LX Sedan beating the competition.

A Commanding View of the Road

With 161 degrees of front visibility,* the Civic helps you stay connected to the road and in command of your drive.

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