The 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid is the Most Powerful Non-Type R Model Yet

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

Honda is refreshing the Civic for 2025, reviving the hybrid option and introducing a new Sport Touring Hybrid trim as the top option in the lineup. The automaker said its updates make the new car the most potent non-Type R Civic yet.

The 2025 Civic comes in four trims, including LX sedan, Sport, Sport Hybrid, and Sport Touring Hybrid. Hybrid models will see 200 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque, making them quicker than the previous turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder-powered cars.

Exterior styling also got an update, starting with the front fascia and grille, which Honda said are more aggressive. Hybrid trims get body-colored headlight accents and a front lower spoiler, and sport trims ride on black 18-inch wheels. The LX and Sport trims retain a 2.0-liter gas four-cylinder engine. Honda will offer four new colors, including Solar Silver Metallic, Urban Gray Pearl, Blue Lagoon Pearl, and Sand Dune Pearl.

Inside, hybrid models come with a gray interior, while the Sport hybrid adds a moonroof, dual-zone climate controls, and heated front seats. The Sport Touring Hybrid gets leather upholstery, a nine-inch touchscreen with wireless smartphone mirroring, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system. The larger display in the Sport Touring also brings Google built-in, bringing apps like Maps, Google Play store features, and more.

Honda Sensing safety tech comes standard, bringing a long list of driver-assist features. They include forward collision warnings, lane departure alerts, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking. Sport trims add blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts.

[Images: Honda]

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Chiefmonkey Chiefmonkey on May 24, 2024

    Bet on it getting 5-10 MPG less than the advertised rating.

    • Tassos Tassos on May 24, 2024

      Even if true, this still means 40 to 45 MPG from such a powerful car.

      But It will be MORE as the larger Accord Hybrid already tops this in REAL AND EPA MPG.

      Consumers see the limitations of current EVs and EV infrastructure and charging on the road.

      This is why they have turned to hybrids and esp Plug-in Hybrids (those who can charge them at home) big way.

  • Tassos Tassos on May 24, 2024

    Consumers see the limitations of current EVs and EV infrastructure and charging on the road.

    This is why they have turned to hybrids and esp Plug-in Hybrids (those who can charge them at home) big way.

  • VoGhost Fantastic work by Honda design. When I first saw the pictures, I thought "Is that a second gen Acura NSX?"
  • V16 2025 VW GLI...or 2025 Honda Civic SI? Same target audience, similar price points. Both are rays of sun in the gray world of SUV'S.
  • FreedMike Said this before and I'll say it again: I'm not that exercised about this whole "pay for a subscription" thing, as long as the deal's reasonable. And here's how you make it reasonable: offer it a monthly charge. Let's say that adaptive headlights are a $500 option on this vehicle, and the subscription is $15 a month, or $540 over a three year lease. So you try the feature for a month, and if you like it, you keep it; if you don't, then you discontinue it, like a Netflix subscription. In any case, you didn't get charged $500 up front the feature. That's not a bad deal.In my case, let's say VW offers an over the air chip reflash that gives me another 25 hp. The total price of the upgrade is $1,000 (which is what a reflash would cost you in the aftermarket). If they offered me a one time monthly subscription for $50 to try it out, I'd take it. In other words, maybe the news isn't all bad.
  • 2ACL A good car, but - at least in this configuration -not one that should command a premium. Its qualities just aren't as enduring as those of Honda's contemporary sports cars. For better or worse, this is a formula they remain able to replicate.
  • Jalop1991 I just read that Tesla's profits are WAY down "as the electric vehicle company has faced both more EV competition from established automakers and a slowing of overall EV sales growth." This Cadillac wouldn't help Tesla at all, but the slowing market of EV sales overall means this should be a halo/boutique car. Regardless, yes, they should make it.