Hatchback or Sedan? Which 2022 Honda Civic is Best for You?

Hatchbacks or sedans? Which do you prefer? The debate between these two vehicle types has been going on for a very long time. Everyone has their own bias regarding what the ideal body for a car should be, this applies to all vehicles that have a sedan and hatchback option, like the 2022 Honda Civic.

Whether you prefer the rounded, spacious interior of a hatchback for your day to day errands, or the sleek, sharp styling of a sedan, each one has its pros and cons.

But in the end, it’s all about preference. Let’s take a deeper look at the two configurations of the Honda Civic to help you decide which one is best for you, starting with the 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback.

About The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback

The hatchback body type was originally built in order to maximize cargo space, where the trunk of the car is larger and not separated from passenger seats. Back when hatchbacks were first released, they were targeting tradesmen and vendors who required cargo space in order to easily transport items in bulk.

Fast forward to today, hatchbacks are designed, manufactured and marketed for young drivers and families looking for extra cargo space, similar to smaller sports utility vehicles like the Honda HR-V or CR-V. That’s part of the reason why hatchbacks like the Honda Civic Hatchback are loved by many. They’re affordable and extremely practical without completely sacrificing design or comfort.

In fact, many people even prefer the look of a hatchback over the look of a sedan. Eager to have great cargo space in an all-new best-selling vehicle? The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is the right car for you.

About The 2022 Honda Civic Sedan

Sedans are a popular choice amongst most people who are looking to purchase a car. In fact, they are the most common body style on the roads today. With the way SUVs are selling these days, who knows how long that will last.

Whether people have chosen sedans in the past because of their attractive prices, eye-catching designs, or because of the sheer number of available sedans on the market, sedans are here to stay as a top pick.

When it really comes down to it, the Honda Civic Sedan is the most popular pick between the two, this may be the result of the hatchback’s increase in price for the extra rear glass and liftgate components, or maybe – it’s just preference.

If you prefer driving with a manual transmission, you may want to consider the Civic Hatchback. For the Civic Sedan, the manual transmission is only available in the Civic Sedan Si. On the other hand, all Civic Hatchback trims offer the choice to go manual. Take a moment to look at our inventory of new 2022 Honda Civics to see what’s in store at our dealership.

Performance: Hatchback vs. Sedan

In terms of performance and handling, the Civic hatchback and sedan have identical options – that’s unless you choose the Civic Si, which is only available in the sedan configuration. You can choose from a standard 2.0 litre engine, or the turbocharged 1.5 litre which provide 158 horsepower and 180 horsepower respectively.

If you opt-in for the Si trim level, which is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission, you’ll surely enjoy its added horsepower, 200 to be exact.

Cargo: Hatchback vs. Sedan

One of the biggest differences between the hatchback and sedan are the look of the cars and the cargo space available.

As you can expect, the hatchback also provides more cargo space compared to the sedan which is why the hatchback is slightly more expensive. In the grand scheme, the price difference isn’t much when you finance or lease over an extended period of time.

Making the Final Choice with Barrhaven Honda

Ultimately, the choice between the Civic hatchback and sedan comes down to personal preference. Both of the cars are stylish, safe and reliable.

If you want more cargo space and truly want to stick out while on the road, or if you want a manual option, then the hatchback would be the best choice. However, if you love the build and simplicity of sedans and want slightly better traction and handling while driving, then the Civic sedan would be the best fit for you!

Barrhaven Honda has specialists ready to help you make the final decision. Our staff is knowledgeable and can help answer any questions you may have about the Civic, whichever you prefer. Reach out to speak with one of our representatives about your next vehicle purchase.