2025 Honda Civic Hybrid First Look

Honda unveils a hybrid version of its venerable Civic.

Right front quarter view of a red 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid in a photo studioHonda


History is repeating itself in the Honda range. The hybrid Insight retired for the third time after the 2022 model year, and to fill the gap, the Civic is going hybrid in the United States for the fourth time.

A hybrid Civic has been available on and off since 2003, and the next incarnation is coming for the 2025 model year.

Honda Civic Hybrid Has Its Own Style

Unveiled online, the 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid inaugurates a round of visual updates that will spread across the entire range. Up front, the changes include a redesigned bumper and a taller grille separated from the lights by a pair of body-colored trim pieces. Not much changes out back, though the hybrid gets a powertrain-specific emblem on the trunk lid, and new wheel designs round out the major updates.

Honda confirmed the Hybrid will be offered as a sedan and as a hatchback. The brand hasn't given us a look at the interior yet, but infotainment updates could be part of the changes made for 2025. For example, the infotainment system with Google built-in and the 12.3-inch touchscreen could trickle down from the Accord.

Civic Hybrid Bows in Top Sport Touring Trim

Honda pledged to add new features to the Civic Hybrid, but it hasn't revealed what's in store. The equipment level will vary depending on body style and trim level, and the brand could rely on minor visual changes to differentiate between trims.

The images released by Honda show the Sport Touring trim, which is positioned at the top of the Civic hatchback range for the 2024 model year. More affordable versions may be offered as well.

Detail view of the back of a red 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Honda

Civic Hybrid's Powertrain Will Be Announced Closer to Its Summer 2024 On-Sale Date

Honda won't release powertrain specifications until closer to the Civic Hybrid's on-sale date, but a look at overseas markets sheds light on what to expect. Buyers in many regions, including Europe, can order the Civic with a gasoline-electric drivetrain called e:HEV that consists of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle, two electric motors, and a lithium-ion battery pack.

The system delivers about 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission, and it can power the Civic on electricity alone for short distances. Some outlets speculate this is the same drivetrain Honda will put in the 2025 Civic Hybrid.

The 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid — which will be built in Ontario, Canada — will begin arriving on dealer lots in summer 2024. Pricing hasn't been announced, though the Hybrid will undoubtedly carry a premium over the standard car. Honda expects the model will represent about 40% of Civic sales.

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Ronan Glon
Ronan Glon is an American journalist and automotive historian based in France. He enjoys working on old cars and spending time outdoors seeking out his next project car.