This engine delivers exhilarating acceleration while operating with excellent efficiency.
Select Accord models offer efficient, powerful performance from this engine.
In addition to the intercooled turbo, this EarthDreams® Technology powerplant features direct injection, Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) on the exhaust camshaft and Variable Timing Control (VTC) on both cams.
Thanks to careful tuning and use of a relatively small-diameter turbine wheel, Honda’s version of the forced-induction engine exhibits negligible turbo lag—a phenomenon that bedevils many of its turbocharged competitors—so response to the throttle is quick.
Drivers will appreciate impressive power output: 192 hp at 5500 rpm (SAE net) using regular unleaded fuel.
Torque production is admirable as well, 192 lb-ft from 1600 to 5000 rpm (SAE net).
Perhaps most remarkable of all, this engine can provide all that exhilaration while receiving excellent EPA fuel-economy ratings.