All-New Honda Civic Named 2022 North American Car of the Year

  • Civic wins North American Car of the Year for 3rd time—previously taking top honours in 2006 & 2016
  • All-new 11th-generation Civic honoured for simple and sporty design, class-leading safety performance, excellent driving dynamics and fun-to-drive personality
  • Civic is Canada’s best-selling passenger car for 24 straight years

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic, the 11th generation of Canada's most popular passenger car, has earned the prestigious 2022 North American Car of the Year award.

Civic was honoured by the North American juryof automotive journalistsfor the third time, with the 10th-generation Civic winning in 2016 and 8th generation taking the top honour in 2006.

This marks the fourth time in the past six years that a Honda model has received a North American Car or Truck of the Year award, following the Honda Civic (2016), Honda Ridgeline (2017) and Honda Accord (2018).

“Throughout its history the Honda Civic has been the leader in the passenger car segment,” says Steve Hui assistant vice president, Honda Canada. “The all-new and universally acclaimed 2022 Civic is a testament to Honda’s development, design, manufacturing and creative talent. With the Civic Sedan and Si proudly built in Canada at Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston, Ontario, and the Hatchback assembled in Greensburg, Indiana, it is truly a North American vehicle that caters to a host of people and lifestyles.”

The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards honour excellence in innovation, design, safety features, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. Initiated in 1994, they are judged by 50 professional automotive journalists from Canada and the United States who work for independent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and industry websites.      

Redesigned from the ground-up, the all-new Honda Civic Sedan, Hatchback and Si models feature a more rigid body structure, an advanced and enhanced chassis wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and sporty design with top class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include a high-torque VTEC® Turbo engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2022 Civic also includes a host of new standard safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies.

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and more than nine million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda CR-V and Honda Civic are currently built. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada, and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada. For more information on Honda Canada, please visit

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