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That's a great question. I will start off by saying that it depends on what you want out of a vehicle.

If it's more creature comforts then you'll definitely want the EX, but if you don't mind sacrificing some of that to have a vehicle that drives and looks sporty, get the Sport.

Check out exactly how both models compare here, just make sure to deselect the other ones at the top: 2022 Civic Sedan – Sporty Design | Honda
 

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Which should I get or think is a better buy?
I was soooooo close to getting the EX when I got my Sport. The slightly better MPGs on the turbo engine, moonroof, and blind spot alert seems like worthy enough upgrades for only $1700 if I recall correctly.

The deal breaker for me: the wheels on the EX are definitely on the lower half of the spectrum when you see all the wheel offerings across all trims. So I rationalized that I didn't NEED the things from the EX I mentioned I like and I couldn't make sense of spending MORE on something I didn't find visually appealing and with things I didn't necessarily need. At the end I decided on the Sport, saw it as money saved on a car I REALLY like and have had absolutely ZERO remorse on.
 

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I was soooooo close to getting the EX when I got my Sport. The slightly better MPGs on the turbo engine, moonroof, and blind spot alert seems like worthy enough upgrades for only $1700 if I recall correctly.

The deal breaker for me: the wheels on the EX are definitely on the lower half of the spectrum when you see all the wheel offerings across all trims. So I rationalized that I didn't NEED the things from the EX I mentioned I like and I couldn't make sense of spending MORE on something I didn't find visually appealing and with things I didn't necessarily need. At the end I decided on the Sport, saw it as money saved on a car I REALLY like and have had absolutely ZERO remorse on.
Thanks for your response
 

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Welcome to the forum @g2435

That's a great question. I will start off by saying that it depends on what you want out of a vehicle.

If it's more creature comforts then you'll definitely want the EX, but if you don't mind sacrificing some of that to have a vehicle that drives and looks sporty, get the Sport.

Check out exactly how both models compare here, just make sure to deselect the other ones at the top: 2022 Civic Sedan – Sporty Design | Honda
Makes sense, I think I only really care about is blind sport monitoring and maybe the turbo. The moonroof is hit or miss.
 

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I was soooooo close to getting the EX when I got my Sport. The slightly better MPGs on the turbo engine, moonroof, and blind spot alert seems like worthy enough upgrades for only $1700 if I recall correctly.

The deal breaker for me: the wheels on the EX are definitely on the lower half of the spectrum when you see all the wheel offerings across all trims. So I rationalized that I didn't NEED the things from the EX I mentioned I like and I couldn't make sense of spending MORE on something I didn't find visually appealing and with things I didn't necessarily need. At the end I decided on the Sport, saw it as money saved on a car I REALLY like and have had absolutely ZERO remorse on.
I really like the sport look, but really like ex features.


So i realize i cant make the sport an EX, but i can make the EX a sport


I can get rims i really like (people also sell their stock sport rims eventually)& chrome delete if i want that look

I cant really add the ex features


The ex is smoother/quieter, so now I'm torn if i should put 18s on them still



The biggest deal breaker...

I test drove both but the base engine on the sport struggles a bit, the extra horsepower/turbo on the EX is quite noticeable & helpful.


Honestly, I just wish there's more trims like the Accord
 

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I had a 2017 Civic Si with the 1.5l turbo and I purchased Premium fuel over 125,000 miles in three years. I will save $2000 dollars over the next 125,000 miles in my 2022 Civic Sport due to the non turbo platform I will be running 87 octane 10% ethanol blend at over 60 cents per gallon savings. Yes the 1.5 has more power but they look the same my friend. For this reason alone for me it was a no brainer to go Sport Trim. I really want to get a new Si but am waiting a couple years for that. After they fix all the platform issues I will pull the trigger on what I hope will be a 2024 Honda Civic Si in Orange (pleaseeeeee HONDA!) until then I will drive this slow but beautiful car.
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I had a 2017 Civic Si with the 1.5l turbo and I purchased Premium fuel over 125,000 miles in three years. I will save $2000 dollars over the next 125,000 miles in my 2022 Civic Sport due to the non turbo platform I will be running 87 octane 10% ethanol blend ant over 60 cents per gallon savings. Yes the 1.5 has more power but they look the same my friend. For this reason alone for me it was a no brainer to go Sport Trim. I really want to get a new Si but am waiting a couple years for that. After they fix all the platform issues I will pull the trigger on what I hope will be a 2024 Honda Civic Si in Orange (pleaseeeeee HONDA!) until then I will drive this slow but beautiful car.
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Awesome, thanks. What do you mean by platform issues?
 

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Awesome, thanks. What do you mean by platform issues?
Well, I actually don't know yet what they are and they may be nothing. But remember the volume control knob everyone wanted on the 10th gen. I noticed six months after I got my first Si that they put a control knob on the radio. This is what I mean by platform issues it is new they will fix and redesign things to make the platform even better than it already is. Also on the 1.5l turbo cars they have fuel dilution where fuel is constantly introduced into the oil system. They have still yet to come to a conclusion as to what they are going to do about it. I think they are doing nothing (and no complaints from me on this I drove the shit out of one for 125,000 miles) but believe they are working one a redesign of this particular engine. I could be wrong but will wait and find out. In the mean time I will settle for this naturally aspirated 2.0 with cheap gas and Honda reliability in the K20 engine. They may be minor but they will have issues with this generation it is fresh and they always are quick to remedy them in the coming months after release.
 

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Well, I actually don't know yet what they are and they may be nothing. But remember the volume control knob everyone wanted on the 10th gen. I noticed six months after I got my first Si that they put a control knob on the radio. This is what I mean by platform issues it is new they will fix and redesign things to make the platform even better than it already is. Also on the 1.5l turbo cars they have fuel dilution where fuel is constantly introduced into the oil system. They have still yet to come to a conclusion as to what they are going to do about it. I think they are doing nothing (and no complaints from me on this I drove the shit out of one for 125,000 miles) but believe they are working one a redesign of this particular engine. I could be wrong but will wait and find out. In the mean time I will settle for this naturally aspirated 2.0 with cheap gas and Honda reliability in the K20 engine. They may be minor but they will have issues with this generation it is fresh and they always are quick to remedy them in the coming months after release.
Gotcha Gotcha, thanks for your response. I thought they fixed the 1.5t oil dilution problem? Do you think there will be trouble getting on the highway and passing with only 158hp?
 

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Gotcha Gotcha, thanks for your response. I thought they fixed the 1.5t oil dilution problem? Do you think there will be trouble getting on the highway and passing with only 158hp?
I was never told about a fix. And I sold the car before the class-action ended so I will not hear about what happened now. Maybe they have fixed the new 1.5l and I just haven’t kept up with my research. I have now 2600 miles driven. Mostly all highway speeds at 73 and 80. The speed limits are 70 and 75. I set the cruise mostly but when I leave work at night the traffic can be hectic leaving the city. It is slow yes but it will pickup speed quickly. I have zero complaints with highway speeds out of the 2.0l.
 

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The owners manual says the 1.5 Turbo requires regular unleaded gas.
It very well may. I also heard Honda Pro Jason say that miles per gallon were rated on 87 octane fuel also. However on my 2017 Si it recommended premium 91 octane. And I know from experience that turbos will last much longer on premium fuel. Turbos are wear items like brake pads. If taken care of they can last a very long time.
 

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Yes, you are right. I have a Black 2022 Civic Touring. It recommends regular gas. I had a 2020 Civic sport hatchback, that required premium fuel to get the full 180HP.
Congrats on the new Civic @WillLee and welcome to the forum! How long have you had your Touring? How do you like it compared to your 2020 hatch?
 

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Which should I get or think is a better buy?
This has been touched on already but it really comes down to design vs features. If you want those extra features than the EX is the way to go but if you like the Sport more and can live without those extras then you can save a few bucks.

What about the two models has you torn the most?
 

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Congrats on the new Civic @WillLee and welcome to the forum! How long have you had your Touring? How do you like it compared to your 2020 hatch?
Thanks, I had the Touring about three weeks. My hatch only had 7,000 miles on it when I traded it in. The interior's minimalistic design is well thought out, compared to the 10th gen. Also the driving experience is a lot more refined all over, as it should be being new. The stance feels wider too. Both great cars though.
 
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