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It’s time for an updated version of the Honda Civic. The 2025 model comes with comprehensive improvements and a new hybrid version, adding more to style and sportiness than before. This new hybrid Civic will come in hatchback and sedan body styles, giving shoppers choices when selecting the compact hybrid car to drive.

Honda upgrades the entire 2025 Civic range

Car and Driver reports the new Civic will bring a more aggressive style to the mix than before. Using the Civic Type R as inspiration, this new compact sedan could have new features and details that Honda hasn’t revealed. That said, Honda shared some new elements, including:

  • Upgraded wheels
  • A revised front bumper
  • An aggressive grille

Which 2025 Honda Civic trims will be hybrid models?

Honda has a habit of offering some trims with only one powertrain, leaving out some options. The new hybrid version could be the top trim level, possibly the Sport Touring trim. This could mean the highest trims are hybrid models while lower trims continue using the standard powertrains.

The new Civic Hybrid could use a 1.5-liter engine plus an electric motor, giving this new car a similar setup to the discontinued Honda Insight. If this so, the hybrid trim might quickly become the second most powerful Honda Civic in the lineup.

According to MotorTrend, the American version of this new Honda hybrid could achieve 204 horsepower. While that’s not a huge leap over the 200 horsepower offered in the Civic SI, it would make the Civic Hybrid the second most powerful version of this compact car.

Competition breeds continued development

Is the new 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid aimed at the Toyota Prius? Of course, it is. The standard Prius makes 194 horsepower, which means the new Civic could be slightly more powerful. Will Honda makes a PHEV version to compete with the Prius Prime? If so, it will likely generate more than 220 horsepower: the same figure the Prius Prime produces.

Of course, the point of a compact hybrid car is to provide impressive fuel mileage figures. Although Honda should offer a more powerful hybrid with this new Civic, will it achieve at least 50 mpg on the highway? If it’s to be competitive with the Prius, it must.

Could the Honda Civic lose a powertrain?

The 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid might come in the top two trims; Touring and Sport Touring. If so, the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine could be deleted from this car. This would leave the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine for the lower trims and a new hybrid powertrain for the upper two models.

We don’t have all the details yet, but the new 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid goes on sale this summer and should be a fitting addition to the Honda family.