2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Revealed, Plus Civic-Wide Design and Tech Updates

The 2025 Honda Civic is here, and it lands as the 11th generation mid-cycle refresh. HondaThe company’s big news is the addition of a spirited – and efficient – Civic Hybrid variantbut design and technical changes should also give people other reasons to upgrade.

Starting with the powertrain overview, the hybrid powertrain is a well-known one because it is the same smooth-riding twin-motor engine hybrid system (consisting of a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder and a pair of electric motors) as seen in the recently redesigned Accord And CR-V. However, in the Civil, it produces only slightly less power. Estimated power is 200 hp and 232 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful Civic variant south of the Type R – the 2024 And still surpasses it in horsepower by 5 ponies.

Fuel economy is rated at “nearly 50 mpg” combined, but official EPA reviews are not yet known. Celebrate regenerative brakes modes can be selected via a paddle shifter. You’ll be able to get the hybrid powertrain in both sedan and hatchback body styles, and Honda says there will be no compromise in passenger or cargo space with the powertrain. This powertrain effectively replaces the 1.5-litre turbo offering, as that engine is being dropped from the range. This also means the loss of the manual transmission on the more basic Civic variants. Of course, the Si and Type R still exist, but we’ll sorely miss the cheaper (and still plenty of fun) range of manual gearboxes.

If you do want the hybrid, it is available in Sport and Sport Touring trim levels. Honda says these hybrid models feature unique spring and damper tuning in addition to a specially developed tire. Active noise cancellation is available on both versions, but Sport Touring Hybrid models go further with wheel resonators for even less road noise. The higher trim also features an individual driving mode for more customization of your driving settings beyond the preset modes.

If you don’t want the hybrid powertrain, Honda is still keeping its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as the base model for LX and Sport trims.

All models feature the fresh design language of the 2025 Civic, consisting of a sportier front fascia and grille that we’ve already seen previewed. The taillights darken, and hybrid models specifically wear a body-color lower front spoiler and body-color headlight trim. The Sport Touring Hybrid gets a trim-specific 18-inch wheel option, and four new ones to colour are available across the range, including Solar Silver Metallic, Urban Gray Pearl, Blue Lagoon Pearl (sedan only) and Sand Dune Pearl (hatchback only).

Everything in the 2025 Civic may look the same at first glance, but there’s a major tech upgrade coming for the Sport Touring Hybrid model, as the newly enlarged 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system will run on built-in Google software. We have seen this implemented elsewhere in the Netherlands the Honda range, and now the Civic can enjoy Google Maps for navigation, the Google Assistant for voice control and so many other downloadable applications from the Google Play Store. Interestingly, it’s only the Sport Touring Hybrid that gets this software, as all other Civic trims do with the pre-refresh system.

Other interior updates include a new gray interior color (excluding hybrid), standard front USB-C ports, and the addition of blind spot monitoring/rear cross traffic alert on Sport models.

Honda says the 2025 Civic will be priced closer to its on-sale date, which is very soon as the first units should hit the market. dealers next month. Sedans will come first, with hatchback models following “later this summer.” Honda predicts that 40% of sales will be the new hybrid model, so expect to see many of those submitted to dealers.

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