Civic

About the Civic

  • Overview
  • Powertrain
  • Design
  • Body and Chassis
  • Safety and Driver Assistance
  • Type R

Powertrain

Powertrains for the 10th generation Civic series consist mainly of the 1.5L VTEC Turbo engine and 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine (Type R), with variations according to regional requirements.

1.5L VTEC Turbo engine (Coupe / Hatchback / Sedan)

The 1.5L VTEC TURBO engine is equipped with Honda’s original VTEC Turbo. With a direct injection system, turbo charger with electronic wastegate, intake / exhaust Dual VTC, the 1.5L engine generates low-speed torque and a smooth feel of power into the high revs equivalent to a 2.4L engine*. Accurate boost pressure control enhances fuel efficiency and response. *Honda’s naturally aspirated 2.4L engine.

1.5L VTEC Turbo engine (Coupe / Hatchback / Sedan)
Powertrain performance:

Japan
173PS (127 kW) at 5,500 rpm (CVT)
220 Nm(22.4kgf・m) between 1,700 rpm and 5,500 rpm (CVT) for Sedan
182PS (134 kW) at 5,500 rpm (6MT), at 6,000 rpm (CVT)
240 Nm(24.5kgf・m) between 1,900 rpm and 5,000 rpm (6MT)
220 Nm(22.4kgf・m) between 1,700 rpm and 5,500 rpm (CVT) for Hatchback

EU
182PS (134 kW) at 5,500 rpm (6MT), at 6,000 rpm (CVT)
240 Nm between 1,900 rpm and 5,000 rpm (6MT)
220 Nm between 1,700 rpm and 5,500 rpm (CVT) for Hatchback and Sedan

US
174HP at 6,000 rpm (CVT), at 5,500 rpm (6MT)
162lb-ft between 1,700 rpm and 5,500 rpm (CVT)
167lb-ft between 1,800 rpm and 5,500 rpm (6MT) for Coupe, Hatchback and Sedan
180HP at 6,000 rpm (CVT), at 5,500 rpm (6MT)
162lb-ft between 1,700 rpm and 5,500 rpm (CVT)
177lb-ft between 1,900 rpm and 5,000 rpm (6MT) for Hatchback Sport in US

2.0L VTEC Turbo engine (Type R)

The 2.0 L VTEC TURBO engine, Inheriting the basic design of the 1.5L version positions the VTEC mechanism on the exhaust side, rapidly removing combusted gas from within the cylinder, allowing a more efficient air-fuel mix to enter from the intake.

VTC, enabling continuously variable valve timing, is applied to both intake and exhaust valves. Improved exhaust efficiency through measures such as knocking-suppressing cooling technology from racing engine development, and center exhaust pipe layout pursue high output and response.

2.0L VTEC Turbo engine (Type R)

Maximum power:
320PS (235 kW) or 306HP at 6,500 rpm
Maximum torque:
400 Nm or 295 lb.-ft. between 2,500 rpm and 4,500 rpm

2.0 L DOHC i-VTEC engine (Coupe and Sedan for US market)

The 2.0 L DOHC, 16-valve, port-injected, inline 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC™ valvetrain producing a peak 158 hp at 6,500 rpm and 138 lb-ft. of torque at 4,200 rpm, making it the most powerful base engine ever offered in Civic. The new 2.0 L engine is mated to a sporty continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Honda G-Design shift control, or a quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.

2.0 L DOHC i-VTEC engine (Coupe and Sedan for US market)

1.0 L VTEC Turbo engine (Hatchback for European market)

The 3-cylinder 1.0 L VTEC TURBO gasoline unit delivers a significant improvement in everyday driveability – thanks to greater torque at low and midrange engine speeds – as well as fuel efficiency, over the 1.8 L VTEC engine of the previous generation Civic. Maximum torque of 200 Nm with the 6-speed manual is available at 2,250 rpm, and 180Nm with the CVT is available between 1,700 rpm and 4,500 rpm. Maximum power is 129PS (95 kW) at 5,500 rpm.

1.6 L i-DTEC diesel engine (Hatchback and Sedan for European market available from 2018 spring)

The new 1.6 L i-DTEC diesel engine has significant improvements to the engine and the exhaust system to maximise real world performance.

The 1,597cc engine uses the same advanced Bosch fuel injection system as before, and features a small, high-efficiency turbocharger, low-pressure EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system and a high-intake flow, high-swirl cylinder head port. A high-strength, lightweight slender crankshaft and all-aluminium, open-deck, high-pressure, die-cast engine block minimise the engine’s weight. For the new i-DTEC, additional cast ribs have been added to the cylinder block to increase structural rigidity and, consequently, improve the management of noise, vibration and harshness.

The 1.6 i-DTEC engine produces 120 PS at 4,000 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, powering the Civic from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.5 seconds.

1.6 L i-DTEC diesel engine (Hatchback and Sedan for European market available from 2018 spring)

Transmission

CVT and 6-speed Manual Transmission Maximize VTEC TURBO Potential

CVT Realizes Power Acceleration and Quiet Cabin

High capacity frame CVT sufficiently handles the VTEC Turbo’s powerful torque. A wide gear ratio range coupled with Honda’s original G-Design Shift control to create acceleration linear to pedal input realize a powerful acceleration feel without noticeable turbo lag. The large capacity torque converter with twin dampers create a smooth, quiet ride.

6-speed Manual Transmission Brings Out the Joy of Driving and High Torque
The 10th generation Civic’s 6-speed manual transmission fully exploits the high-output high-torque potential of its VTEC Turbo engine, providing a smooth, enjoyable shift feel. Its dual flywheel realizes both a sporty, and quiet, high-grade ride.

CVT for 1.5 L VTEC TURBO engine

CVT for 1.5 L VTEC TURBO engine

6-speed manual transmission

6-speed manual transmission

1.5L VTEC Turbo engine (Coupe / Hatchback / Sedan)

CVT for 2.0L i-VTEC engine (for U.S. market)
The CVT for 2.0L i-VTEC engine is a refined version of the CVT that was offered in the previous generation Civic. It features a retuned torque converter, and a new generation of G-Design shift logic.

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