Published on May 23rd, 2024 | by Subhash Nair


Honda Civic Gets A Minor Facelift, Shown In The US

The 11th generation Honda Civic has been given a very minor facelift. See if you can spot the differences.

It feels like just yesterday we were sharing leaked renders of the 11th generation Honda Civic and now today we’re getting sudden news that the facelift has been fully revealed in North America. The 2025 Honda Civic sedan and hatchback facelift feature minor design changes but noteworthy improvements under the hood. Mind you, in the US the Civic comes in a number of grades that are not mirrored here.

Honda Civic Facelift

The four trim levels are are LX (sedan), Sport, Sport Hybrid and Sport Touring Hybrid. The company anticipates that 40% of Civics sold will be hybrids. A naturally-aspirated 2.0L 4-cylinder petrol motor will be retained for the base model Civic in the US to appeal to low-budget, younger buyers.

The new cars are expected to be in showrooms starting next month for the sedan and by summer for the hatchback. No new Type R was shown.

The Honda Civic Hybrid will be coming to the US where it appears to not bear the “e:HEV” branding at all. It also appears that the horsepower rating has gone up to 200hp, versus about 181hp in its current guise. The torque rating looks to be unchanged, though the figure shown was in lb.-ft, not Nm. A new feature is Linear Shift Control, which mimics the vehicle speed-linked rev feel that a normal petrol engine gives you. The hybrid unit outperforms the 1.5L turbo and doesn’t take up any boot space thanks to clever packaging.

Steering mounted paddles allow the drive to select four levels of regenerative braking, allowing for a range of control during deceleration. Unique springs and damper tunings and tyres give the hybrid better comfort, ride and handling dynamics. Active Noise Control and wheel resonators help to reduce the noise levels in the cabin.

3 drive modes return but they’re joined by a new Individual mode too.

Facelift Civic Styling

The design changes to the facelifted Honda Civic are pretty minor. You get a new more aggressive front fascia and grille, darker taillights, and for the hybrid models a body-coloured headlamp garnish and front lower spoiler. New dark trim is available on the Sport grades with black 18″ wheels, plus there’s a new wheel design on the top-of-the-line model. There are four new body colours for the facelift – Solar Silver Metallic, Urban Gray Pearl, Blue Lagoon Pearl and Sand Dune Pearl.

The interior also gets a minor refresh. In the US a gray interior is optional, while the higher tier models get a moonroof, heated front seats and dual zone climate controls as standard. The top tier model gets leather seating, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, a 9″ touchsreen with wireless ACAA and a wireless phone charger. USB-C ports are standard at the front of the cabin. The top spec Civic also gets Google built-in to integrate Google services on a 3-year unlimited data plan.

Safety remains a top priority and in this iteration, the Civic Sport models get Blind Spot with Rear Cross Traffic Alert functionality.

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