2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Has More Torque Than the Si, Gets Nearly 50 MPG

2025 honda civic hybrid
New Honda Civic Hybrid Has More Torque Than the SiHonda
  • Honda gave us our first up-close look at the 2025 Civic Hybrid in sedan and hatchback form.

  • The Civic Hybrid has a detuned version of the Accord Hybrid's 2.0-liter four-cylinder and twin electric motors that combine for an estimated 200 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque.

  • Honda says the hybrid Civic will get nearly 50 mpg when the sedan arrives at dealerships in June; the hatchback should arrive later this summer.

It's been a decade since Honda sold a hybrid Civic, but the fuel-sipping variant makes a comeback for the 2025 model year. We just got our first up-close look at the 2025 Civic Hybrid in sedan and hatchback body styles, and Honda shared preliminary specs to boot. The new Civic's trim-level choices have been, well, trimmed. The EX and EX-L models are gone, leaving behind the LX, Sport, Sport Hybrid, and Sport Touring Hybrid.

The Hybrid Civic Returns

The new Civic Hybrid features a detuned version of the Accord's hybrid powertrain, which features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine and a pair of electric motors. Honda expects the hybrid Civic to generate 200 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque, giving it 40 pound-feet more than the sport-tuned Civic Si. That means only the track-spec Civic Type R has more torque, with its 310 pound-feet of twist.

2025 honda civic hybrid

The nonhybrid LX and Sport models are equipped with the old 158-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder—the spunkier 180-hp 1.5-liter turbo four has been dropped. Sadly, the same goes for the manual option that was previously available on the Sport and Sport Touring hatchbacks.

While Honda says the Civic Hybrid hasn't yet been certified by the EPA, the company expects it to get nearly 50 mpg. That figure puts it directly in line with the Accord Hybrid's EPA-estimated 51 mpg city and 48 highway, though our long-term hybrid Accord fell short of that figure, earning 39 mpg in our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test.

Visually, the hybrid Civics distinguish themselves from their gas-0nly counterparts with a unique body-colored garnish beneath the headlights. Across the 2025 lineup, each car gets a redesigned fascia and lower front lip; darker taillights give the Civic's rump a new look.

2025 honda civic hybrid interior

Inside, hybrid models have the option of being different with an exclusively available gray interior color. In addition to dual-pane glass for noise reduction, the Sport Hybrid adds standard niceties like a sunroof, heated front seats, and dual-zone climate controls that are missing on lower trims. Upping to the Sport Touring Hybrid unlocks a 12-speaker Bose system and, most importantly, a larger 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Google built-in. The larger display includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

We'll have to wait a little longer for Honda to reveal full pricing for the 2025 Civic lineup. Fortunately, with the sedan set to begin arriving at dealerships in June and the hatchback scheduled to arrive later this summer, we shouldn't have to wait long. As with the Accord and the compact CR-V SUV, it's pretty clear that Honda wants people to buy the hybrid Civic.

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