2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Touts 50 mpg, More Power

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2025 Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda has given the 2025 Civic a refresh for the new model year, but the largest change for the compact car is that it’s now available with a hybrid powertrain as the Civic Hybrid. The Civic Hybrid returns after a decade away, but it’s making a noteworthy return with an expected combined fuel economy rating of up to 50 mpg and noticeably more power than the gas-powered Civic.

The 2025 Honda Civic Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with two electric motors. Output is rated at 200 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. Those figures are large upgrades over the gas-powered Civic’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the previously available, but now discontinued turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The base four-cylinder in the Civic is rated at 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque, while last year’s available turbo engine produced 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

With 200 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque, the 2025 Civic Hybrid bests the sporty Civic Si. That model comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. With 232 lb-ft of torque on hand, we’re expecting some peppy acceleration from the new Civic Hybrid.

While the EPA hasn’t completed its official testing on the 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid yet, the automaker believes that the electrified compact should be able to get up to 50 mpg combined. If that figure is found to be accurate, the Civic Hybrid will be slightly more efficient than the Accord Hybrid, which has a similar powertrain and is rated at 48 mpg combined. It also marks a dramatic improvement over the Civic with the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which is rated to get up to 35 mpg combined.

2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Dashboard

Last year’s available turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine was the more efficient of the two available engines for the Civic. That motor was rated at up to 36 mpg combined, which is still a long way off of the Civic Hybrid’s proposed 50 mpg combined figure.

A combined fuel economy figure of 50 mpg would make the 2025 Civic Hybrid a competitive option in the compact segment. The Toyota Prius (57 mpg combined), Hyundai Elantra (54 mpg combined), and Kia Niro (53 mpg combined) should be more efficient than the new Civic Hybrid. The Toyota Corolla Hybrid is also rated at up to 50 mpg combined.

Fuel economy for the 2025 Civic Hybrid is also much better than the previous generation, which was discontinued after the 2015 model year. The 2015 Civic Hybrid came with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that was paired with an electric motor for a total of 110 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque. This version of the Civic Hybrid was rated at up to 44 mpg combined. In the past 10 years, Honda has found a way to nearly double power and increase fuel economy by 6 mpg combined.

At the moment, we don’t know how much the 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid will cost. With the gas-powered Civic sedan set to arrive at dealerships this June and the hatchback body style coming later this summer, we expect pricing to be announced within the next few months. Honda wants the new Civic Hybrid to account for 40% of its Civic sales, which means the electrified vehicle will have to be priced competitively to the gas-powered model.

Pictured: 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid

Source: Honda

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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