Engine/Chassis Features

Turbocharged 1.5-liter Engine (select models)

What’s the Benefit?

This engine delivers exhilarating acceleration while operating with excellent efficiency.

The Feature:

Select Accord models offer efficient, powerful performance from this engine.

  • In addition to the intercooled turbo, this 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.