Terms & Technologies

Advanced Engine Mounts (Select Vehicles)

What’s the Benefit?

Insulating the passenger cabin from the engine’s vibration helps enhance passenger comfort.

The Feature:

Honda engines use several different types of advanced engine mounts to control engine vibration.

  • All front-wheel-drive models have inertial-axis mounts.
    • Honda engineers used computer analysis to determine their optimum location.
    • They effectively control engine vibration over a wide range of engine speeds.
  • An electronically controlled engine mount is used on select automatic transmission-equipped models, which helps damp engine vibrations at varying engine speeds.
  • Another design found on select models is the Honda liquid-filled engine mount.
    • This innovative design uses engine vibration to pump fluid from one chamber to another within the mount.
    • This alters its damping frequency in response to changing engine rpm.