Honda Civic 2022 Vs Changan Oshan X7: an in-depth Comparison of a Sedan and an SUV

Honda Civic 2022 Vs Changan Oshan X7: an in-depth Comparison of a Sedan and an SUV

First 10 days of March 2022 have been the busiest for the Pakistani auto industry. The launch of Honda Civic 2022 and Changan Oshan X7 has kept motorheads very busy. Prices of both vehicles are close (Civic: Rs.6.15M vs Oshan X7: Rs.5.95M) especially when comparing top of the line variants. 

Due to this, some must be confused about which one to buy. If you are indifferent towards buying an SUV or a sedan, this blog is for you. We have a detailed comparison here which will help you understand which vehicle is more suitable for you in terms of specs, features and more. 

Changan Oshan X7 review

In this blog, we are comparing Civic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVT and Oshan FutureSense (5-seater) – top of the line variants.

Civic vs Oshan X7: What is the price difference?

Here are the Changan Oshan X7 and Honda Civic 2022 prices in Pakistan.

Honda Civic price in Pakistan Changan Oshan X7 price in Pakistan
Civic 1.5L Turbo M-CVT: Rs. 5,099,000Oshan X7 Comfort (7-seater): Rs.5,750,000 
Civic Oriel 1.5L Turbo M-CVT: Rs. 5,399,000Oshan X7 FutureSense (5-seater): Rs.5,950,000 
Civic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVT: Rs. 6,149,000

Huge difference in body?

Well, the difference in body of Civic and Oshan X7 is obvious as we are comparing a sedan with an SUV. Still, we are comparing their bodies to give you a better idea where these vehicles stand.

DimensionCivic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVTOshan X7 FutureSense (5-seater)
Length (mm)4687 4730
Width (mm)1802 1870
Height (mm)1432 1720
Wheelbase (mm)27352876
Luggage compartment capacity (L)4091407
TyreAlloy (215 / 55 / R17)Alloy (225 / 55 / R19)

As expected, Oshan X7 is wider, lengthier, and taller than Civic 2022. So, no surprises there. However, what is more important to consider is their difference in terms of features and other elements that will help you in your decision making.

Civic Vs Oshan X7: The battle of engines

You must be curious to know the engine specifications of these vehicles. Here is a quick comparison.

SpecificationCivic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVTOshan X7 FutureSense (5-seater)
Engine TypeTurbochargedTurbocharged NE15 Series
Maximum Output131kW or 176 hp138kW / 185hp
Maximum Torque220 N.m300 N.m
TransmissionLL-CVT7-speed DCT
Fuel tank capacity47L55L
Emission RatingEuro 4Euro 6

X7 despite being bigger than Civic in size is a whole lot quicker. It also produces more horsepower than Civic 2022. However, as said before, it is bigger and heavier, so it’s on the road performance vs Civic remains to be seen. 

Honda Civic 2022 quick overview

Do they have the same safety features?

Now is the time to compare the safety features of these vehicles. Comparison of these features is going to help you understand which is the safer automobile. 

FeaturesCivic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVTOshan X7 FutureSense (5-seater)
Airbags2 (driver and passenger)4 (front and side)
Seat BeltAllAll
ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
High Mount Stop Lamp
Smart Key
Traction / Vehicle Stability Control 
Hill Start Assist (HA)
Anti Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Parking BrakeYes (electronic)Yes (electronic)
Parking SensorXFront + Rear
CameraRear360-degree Panocam
Push Start
Fog lamps
Special safety featuresHonda Sensing
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) 
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) 
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) 
Lead Car Departure Notification System (LDCN) 
Auto High-Beam (AHB) 
Auto Emergency Braking
Collision Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Data Recorder (DVR) X
Car Diagnostic SystemXYes (HMI-Enabled)
Advanced TPMSX

Oshan X7 has more airbags, 360 degree camera, data recorder, car diagnostic system, etc., features that are absent in the new Civic. However, Civic has Honda Sensing that contains many impressive safety features that are missing in Oshan X7. But then again, the Civic is costlier than X7 and comes with only 2 airbags. 

What about the comfort features?

Comfort features in these vehicles are compared here to help you know which offers more. However, since both are new and yet to be tested, it can’t be said with certainty yet, which would be more comfortable on the road. 

FeaturesCivic RS 1.5L Turbo LL-CVTOshan X7 FutureSense (5-seater)
Climate ControlDual Zone Automatic Climate ControlSingle Zone Automatic Climate Control
Rear AC Ventilation
TailgateRemote OpenPowered, Remote Open
Air PurifierXPM 0.1 Air Filter
Display screen9-inch10.25-inch
Infotainment SystemAndroidUSB, Aux, iPod, BT, WiFi, Navigation, Music, Handsfree calling
Rear USB Charging PortsX
Instrument Cluster7-Inch TFT7-inch LCD, Fuel efficiency monitoring, Tyre health information, Smart driving control, Car distance monitoring
Steering Wheel SwitchesMulti-functionalLight, Sport, Comfort Modes
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt 
Seats MaterialLeatherIvory White Faux Leather
Adjustable Driver SeatYes (manual)6-Way electric adjustable
Rear HeadrestAllAll
Rear Armrest
Paddle shiftersX
Drive ModesEco, Normal, SportsEco, Sports, Comfort, Custom
Side MirrorElectric (adjust and retract), turn signalPowered with turn signal
HeadlampTri-LEDBi-beam projector LED, adjustable
Daytime Running Lamp (DRL)
Rear Fog LampX
Auto light control
Cabin LampFront and RearFront and Rear
Heated seatsX
Heated mirror
Roof RackX

This table shows that both cars are almost equal when we talk about comfort levels. This Oshan SUV might not have paddle shifters, but it has rear fog lamps and rear charging ports. Comparing all the features, no one is a clear winner here. 

Oshan vs Civic, which is better?

Civic RS LL-CVT and Oshan X7 FutureSense (5-seater) are head to head in every way. Though there is a major difference in the engine power in which the X7 has the upper hand. But you have to wait to see the actual performance as it is an SUV with a bigger body and more weight. Some safety features are available in Civic while others are missing. Same is the case with the Oshan X7. Availability of comfort features is almost the same.  

Considering that you do not have a preference for an SUV or a sedan, based on what you’ve read in this blog, would you buy the Oshan X7 or the new Civic? Tell us the reasons behind your selection in the comment section below.

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One response to “Honda Civic 2022 Vs Changan Oshan X7: an in-depth Comparison of a Sedan and an SUV”

  1. Oakham x7 has yet to be tested and Honda is world fame brand. Until and un less parts availability, customer service from Changan is yet to be seen. If one has to pay around same price then Honda is a better choice.

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