This engine delivers exhilarating acceleration while operating with excellent efficiency.
The turbocharged powerplant in select Civic trims is a masterpiece of Honda engine design.
In addition to the intercooled turbo, this EarthDreams® Technology powerplant features direct injection, Variable Timing Control (VTC) on both camshafts and a dual-exhaust system.
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: 180 horsepower.
Torque production is admirable as well, at 177 lb-ft.
Plus, that torque peak starts low and stays strong a long time as the revs rise, for a sustained blast of acceleration.
Perhaps most remarkable of all, this engine can provide all that exhilaration while receiving excellent EPA fuel-economy ratings.36