2025 Civic Will Complete Honda’s Hybrid Triumvirate

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Although its first two fully electric, large-volume vehicles (the Acura ZDX and the Honda Prologue) will probably grab the majority of headlines this week, Honda is also readying a third, arguably more vital car for 2024. The 2025 Honda Civic Hybrid will bow this summer, the third and final pillar of Honda’s effort to hybridize its strongest selling vehicles, the other two of which are the CR-V and the Accord.

The Hybrid variant will accompany a mid-cycle refresh for Honda’s everyman car and will be offered in both the sedan and the hatchback versions. It will use the same dual-electric motor system that’s found on the Accord Hybrid and the CR-V Hybrid. The system features an electric generator motor and an electric propulsion motor, which sit side-by-side and are mounted near the driven wheels. When paired with an Atkinson-cycle engine on the Accord, this system delivers 247 lb-ft of peak torque; expect similar, if not slightly lower figures for the Civic Hybrid.

2025 Honda Civic Hybrid exterior rear end styling details
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Honda is planning to update styling and features for the Civic as part of this mid-cycle refresh as well, and a new wheel design can be seen on the Civic Hybrid at the top of this story.

When Honda debuted the Hybrid variants of the Accord and CR-V, it aimed for a 50 percent take-rate on those electrified models for 2023. At a business briefing event held yesterday with members of the media, Honda was proud to announce that the take rate for the Accord Hybrid and the CR-V Hybrid had actually exceeded 50 percent. Honda is hoping that the hybrid model will account for 40 percent of Civic sales in the coming year. If the former Accord and the CR-V are any indication, there’s a decent chance Honda will surpass that goal.

Hybrids are important to Honda, which is working to fund future electrification efforts and ease buyers into the idea of an EV by electrifying its most popular vehicles. We’ve spent time in all types of the eleventh-gen Civic, from the track-melting Type R to the milder Civic Si to the all-day-livable Civic Hatchback Sport Touring, and we’re big fans of each. We’re looking forward to the day when we get to sample Honda’s hybrid tech in this charming, economical package.

 

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