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2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

Well folks, it’s time to bid adieu to the third-generation Honda Insight. We barely had time to get acquainted before it’s making way for something new: the Civic Hybrid. Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re a bit sad to see the trusty Insight go, but the arrival of the Civic Hybrid? That’s definitely something to look forward to.

2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Review

Out With the Old, In With the New

So, what’s the deal with this new hybrid kid on the block? It’s riding on the same platform as the 2022 Civic, which means we can expect some killer driving dynamics and that sleek styling we’ve come to love. If the European debut of the 2023 Honda Civic e:HEV is any indication, we’re in for a treat. That means we can count on the Civic Hybrid to maintain that upscale vibe and the snazzy interior we’ve seen in its sedan sibling.

Performance and Powertrain

Now, let’s talk guts. Honda hasn’t spilled all the beans yet, but based on what we know about the Civic e:HEV overseas, it’s looking promising. Picture this: a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine cozying up with two electric motors. If it’s anything like its European counterpart, we’re talking about a combined 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque. Not too shabby, right? And when it comes to fuel economy, well, let’s just say we’re expecting it to give the Insight a run for its money. Speaking of which, for those numbers nerds out there, the Insight was clocking in at 51/45 mpg city/highway for the top-trim models and even better for the lower trims.

Honda’s Hybrid Gameplan

First things first, let’s talk Honda’s grand plan. They’re on a mission to revamp their hybrid lineup, starting strong with the all-new CR-V Hybrid and a fresh Accord Hybrid. And guess what? The Civic Hybrid is next in line. Honda’s aiming high, envisioning hybrid models dominating 50 percent of their product line sales. Plus, they’re setting their sights on a zero-emission future, aiming to make all their sales emissions-free by 2040. Talk about ambitious goals!

Mark Your Calendars

Now, onto the juicy details. When can you get your hands on the Civic Hybrid? Well, get ready because production kicks off in the spring of 2024. That’s right around the corner, folks. They’ll be churning out the sedan version at Honda’s plant in Ontario, Canada. But wait, there’s more! The hatchback version is coming too, although it’ll roll off the assembly line at Honda’s facility in Greensburg, Indiana. And get this: Honda’s expecting the hybrid to make up a whopping 40 percent or more of Civic sales in North America. That’s a big chunk!

The Sedan vs. Hatchback Showdown

Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the showdown between sedan and hatchback. Honda’s pulling out all the stops by offering both options for the 2025 Civic Hybrid. Sure, other Civics stick to one style (the Si’s sedan-only, and the Type R’s all about that hatch life), but not the hybrid. Our two cents? Go for the hatchback. Why, you ask? Well, not only does it look sleeker in our humble opinion, but that extra cargo space? It’s a game-changer, especially if you’re hauling more than just groceries. So, there you have it, folks. The choice is yours, but we know where our hearts lie: with the Civic Hybrid hatchback.

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