Engine/Chassis Features

Powerful, Fuel-Efficient 2.0-liter Engine (LX, LX-P)

What’s the Benefit?
This powerplant provides satisfying responsiveness and fuel efficiency while helping to minimize the impact on air quality.

The Feature:
Honda engineers have taken another big leap in efficiency and power production with the 2.0-liter EarthDreams® Technology 4-cylinder.

  • This DOHC gem features Variable Timing Control (VTC) on both the intake and exhaust camshafts—a Honda first.
  • In concert with the i-VTEC® system, this engine’s extreme level of variability allows it to simulate Atkinson-cycle valve timing during low-load operation for remarkable fuel efficiency.
  • And when big power is called for, such as during acceleration and hill-climbing, this high-compression powerplant responds with 158 peak horsepower.
  • Extraordinary attention has been paid to reducing friction within the engine and its accessory systems.
  • Sophisticated monitoring of the engine’s combustion helps assure low-emission performance to help minimize its impact on the environment.