2022 honda civic sedan and hatchback snag iihs' top safety pick plus award

© Provided by Roadshow The new Civic is better and safer than ever. Steven Ewing/Roadshow

We like the newly redesigned Honda Civic. Not only is it as pleasant to drive and as affordable as ever, but it's got more tech than ever, too, and styling we really dig -- its best in a couple of generations, easily. Better than that, it's extremely safe: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced on Thursday that both the 2022 Honda Civic sedan and hatchback have received its coveted Top Safety Pick Plus award.

2022 honda civic sedan and hatchback snag iihs' top safety pick plus award

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The new Civic is better and safer than ever.

To snag that Top Safety Pick Plus award, the Civic had to ace all six of the notoriously gnarly IIHS crash safety tests: small overlap for passenger and driver, moderate overlap for passenger and driver, roof strength and head restraint. But even that's not enough. Vehicles must also be equipped with crash avoidance systems rated as superior or advanced in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests. 

Finally, the models must be equipped as standard across all trims with headlights that rate as good or acceptable, and this last one trips up a fair number of manufacturers, leading them to get the lesser Top Safety Pick award. No Plus for you. The Civic has the higher Good rating on its standard headlights and Superior ratings for its crash avoidance systems, so it handily exceeds the stringent minimum requirements for the Plus award.

The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is the one to get

2022 honda civic sedan and hatchback snag iihs' top safety pick plus award

1/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow Here it is, the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback.

2022 honda civic sedan and hatchback snag iihs' top safety pick plus award

2/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow Just like the sedan model, this car's interior is primo.

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3/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow Expect lots of high-quality switches and knobs in the new Civic hatch.

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4/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow Comfort is one of this five-door's forte's. The backseat is roomy and accommodating.

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5/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow The new Civic hatchback has a gracefully tapering, coupe-like roofline.

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6/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow This paint color is called Boost Blue Pearl and is available on the Civic Type-R.

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7/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow Two engines are offered in the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback including this, a 1.5-liter turbo that delivers 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.

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8/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow With a mesh texture, the hatch's grille is slightly different than the sedan's.

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9/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow The top-level infotainment system comes with a 9-inch screen.

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10/60 SLIDES © Provided by Roadshow For many more photos of the 2022 Honda Civic hatchback, keep clicking through this gallery.

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