Honda Automobiles: 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Press Kit


With twin modernized new engines and new and updated primer and Continuously Variable Transmissions, initial introduced in a 2016 Civic Sedan, a Civic Coupe offers a operation of new powertrain choices that brew fuel potency and fun-to-drive performance.

The bottom engine is a 2.0-liter 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®, with a incomparable banishment (replacing Civic’s prior SOHC 1.8-liter engine), offers some-more horsepower and torque than any prior bottom Civic engine in a U.S. The new 2.0-liter engine is rated during 158 horsepower during 6500 rpm1 and 138 lb-ft. of torque during 4200 rpm2 (an boost of 15 horsepower and 9 lb-ft. of torque). The 2.0-liter engine is interconnected with a new 6-speed primer smoothness (LX) or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for fit involuntary operation.

For drivers looking for even incomparable opening joined with equally high EPA fuel economy ratings, a Civic is accessible with a turbocharged engine. The 1.5-liter 16-valve DOHC direct-injected turbocharged powerplant is rated during 174 horsepower during 6,000 rpm3 with torque outlay an substantial 162 lb-ft. of torque between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm4. 

Both engines are designed to be LEV3-ULEV125/LEV3-SULEV 30 emissions compliant5. The some-more fit engines and transmissions, along with softened aerodynamics and a vital rebate in regulating resistance, outcome in roughly extended opening and fuel efficiency. Compared to a prior Civic 1.8-liter with possibly primer smoothness or CVT, expected EPA highway fuel economy ratings6 are adult opposite a board: 

  • +4 mpg on 2.0-liter with 6MT to 40
  • +2 mpg on 2.0-liter with CVT to 41
  • +2 mpg on 1.5-liter Turbo with CVT to 41

Key Powertrain Features


  • 2.0-liter, DOHC 4-cylinder engine  
    • 158 horsepower during 6500 rpm (SAE net)1
    • 138 lb-ft. torque during 4200 rpm (SAE net)2
    • i-VTEC® (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) with twin VTC (Variable Valve Timing Control)
  • Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
    • 10.8:1 focus ratio
    • Lightweight, high acerbity steel crankshaft
    • Drive-by-Wire stifle system
    • Port injection system
    • Maintenance Minder™ complement optimizes use intervals
    • 100,000 +/- miles tune-up interval7
  • Turbocharged 1.5-liter, DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder engine  
    • 174 horsepower during 6,000 rpm (SAE net)3 
    • 162 lb-ft. torque during 1,700-5,000 rpm (SAE net)4 
    • Dual VTC (Variable Valve Timing Control)
    • Low sluggishness mono corkscrew turbo system 
    • Computer-controlled Direct Injection (DI) with multi-hole fuel injectors
    • 10.6:1 focus ratio
    • Lightweight, high acerbity steel crankshaft
    • Drive-by-Wire stifle system
  • Turbocharged 1.5-liter, DOHC direct-injected 4-cylinder engine (cont.) 
    • Maintenance Minder™ complement optimizes use intervals
    • 100,000 +/- miles tune-up interval7

Emissions/Fuel Economy Ratings

  • Designed to be LEV3-ULEV125/LEV3-SULEV30 Emissions compliant5
  • Improved U.S. EPA fuel-economy ratings (city/highway/combined) (anticipated)
    • 26/38/31 mpg6 (2.0-liter with 6MT)
    • 30/41/34 mpg6 (2.0-liter with CVT)
    • 31/41/35 mpg6 (1.5-liter turbo with CVT)


  • 6-speed Manual (2.0-liter)
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (2.0-liter)
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (1.5-liter turbo)

Engine Architecture and Features

2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine
Related to a European Civic Type-R 2.0 liter turbo charged engine, a Civic’s new customary 2.0-liter i-VTEC powerplant produces some-more horsepower and torque during all handling speeds compared to a 1.8-liter engine it replaces. The new engine also is expected to assistance a Civic accept aloft EPA mpg ratings.6 The new 2.0-liter engine is rated during 158 horsepower during 6,500 rpm1 and 138 lb-ft. of torque during 4,200 rpm.2 The expected EPA fuel economy rating is 26/38/31 mpg6 city/highway/combined with 6-speed primer transmission, and  30/41/34 mpg6 with CVT.

Cylinder Block and Crankshaft
The Civic’s new 2.0-liter inline 4 has a lightweight die-cast aluminum retard with a bedplate main-bearing settlement that creates a firm public to assistance minimize sound and vibration. Cast-in iron cylinder liners furnish long-lasting durability. Thin slits between any adjacent cylinder sleeve assistance urge engine cooling and knocking.

Each biography on a lightweight heat-forged steel crankshaft is micropolished to revoke middle attrition and urge fibre around a rpm operation and assistance revoke sound levels. 

Pistons/Connecting Rods
Designed with “cavity-shaped” crowns, a 2016 Civic’s pistons assistance say fast explosion and minister to softened efficiency. To revoke weight, minimize quivering and boost handling efficiency, a lightweight pistons have a delicately optimized dress design. Ion-plated piston rings assistance revoke attrition for incomparable handling efficiency.

Heavy-duty steel joining rods with slim tiny ends are heat-forged in one square and afterwards “crack separated” to emanate lighter and stronger rods with an optimally propitious temperament cap.

Cylinder Head and i-VTEC Valvetrain
The Civic’s 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine has a lightweight DOHC cylinder conduct that is done of low-pressure casted aluminum alloy. With exhaust-port passages expel directly into a cylinder head, a need for a normal apart empty plural is eliminated.

A low-friction silent-chain drives twin beyond cams and 4 valves per cylinder. The cam expostulate is upkeep giveaway around a life of a engine. To assistance serve revoke friction, a finish of a camshaft journals has been improved. To urge cooling and eruption resistance, a cylinder conduct has a cooling thoroughfare placed between any span of empty valves.

To assistance boost fuel potency and power, a explosion cover figure and valve angles have been optimized. The enclosed valve angle is 35 degrees, to diminution a surface-to-volume ratio of a explosion chambers and assistance emanate a flatter, some-more compress explosion cover that reduces unburned hydrocarbon emissions. With this new explosion cover shape, a focus ratio has been increasing to 10.8:1 (up from 10.6:1 on a prior 1.8-liter engine), nonetheless a engine still operates on unchanging unleaded fuel.

The cylinder conduct facilities a new high-tumble intake-port design. In mixed with a new explosion cover and piston climax shape, a design’s high spin of airflow decrease helps emanate a homogenous fuel reduction for low fuel expenditure and high airflow for high appetite output.

The Civic’s 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve i-VTEC® engine uses an modernized valve control complement to brew high appetite outlay with high fuel potency and low emissions. The complement combines twin VTC (Variable Valve Timing Control), that invariably adjusts a intake and empty camshaft phase, with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC), that changes valve lift, timing and era of a intake valves.

The “intelligent” apportionment of a complement is a ability to invariably change a timing of a intake and empty camshafts regulating non-static valve timing control (VTC). This helps increase appetite and also provides a smoother idle (allowing idle speed to be reduced). The cam timing is sundry formed on submit from sensors that guard rpm, timing, stifle opening, cam position and empty air-fuel ratio. The outcome is increasing fuel potency and revoke emissions. Under certain conditions, a VTC can reason a intake valves open longer to concede a retreat airflow of intake atmosphere into a intake manifold.

Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
The 2.0-liter engine’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) ceaselessly adjusts fuel smoothness to furnish a best mixed of power, low fuel expenditure and low emissions. Multiple sensors constantly guard vicious handling parameters, such as stifle position, intake atmosphere temperature, coolant temperature, ambient atmosphere pressure, intake airflow volume, intake plural pressure, empty air-fuel ratio and a position of a crankshaft and cams.

Turbocharged 1.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine
The Civic’s accessible new DOHC 1.5-liter engine is a initial turbocharged engine ever to be offering in a Honda-brand automobile in America. With approach injection, low-inertia mono corkscrew turbo complement with electrical wastegate and twin Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC), a turbocharged Civic powerplant develops a horsepower and torque of a many incomparable engine, and is expected to assistance a Civic Coupe accept glorious EPA estimated fuel economy ratings.

The turbocharged 1.5-liter engine is rated during 174 horsepower during 6,000 rpm3 with 162 lb.-ft of torque between 1,700 and 5,500 rpm.4 The Civic Turbo is expected to be rated by a EPA during 31/41/35 mpg.6

See a 1.5 L Turbo engine animation for a visible illustration of distinguished engine facilities and functions

Cylinder Block and Crankshaft
The Civic’s 1.5-liter engine has a lightweight die-cast aluminum retard with particular reinforced categorical temperament caps to minimize weight. Cast-in iron cylinder liners furnish long-lasting durability. Each biography on a lightweight forged-steel crankshaft is micropolished to revoke middle friction.

Pistons and Connecting Rods 
The 1.5-liter engine’s pistons assistance say fast explosion and minister to softened potency with “cavity-shaped” crowns. The lightweight pistons have a delicately optimized dress settlement to minimize reciprocating weight, that minimizes quivering and increases handling efficiency. The pistons are cooled by twin oil jets destined during a underside of any piston crown. Ion-plated piston rings assistance revoke attrition for incomparable handling efficiency. Lightweight, high-strength steel joining rods are heat-forged in one square and afterwards “crack separated” to emanate a lighter and stronger rod with an optimally propitious temperament cap.

Cylinder Head and Valvetrain
The direct-injected Civic 4-cylinder turbocharged engine has a lightweight DOHC cylinder conduct that is done of pressure-cast aluminum alloy. With empty pier expel directly into a cylinder head, a need for a normal apart empty plural is eliminated.

A low-friction, silent-chain drives twin beyond cams and 4 valves per cylinder. The cam expostulate is upkeep giveaway around a life of a engine. To assistance serve revoke weight, new thin-wall vale camshafts are used.

To advantage fuel efficiency, emissions and power, a turbo engine utilizes sodium filled empty valves. A vale cover within a valve contains sodium that is cooled by a empty pier cooling jacket. As a cover reaches tighten to a valve head, a sodium helps to cold a whole valve. As a valve is internally cooled it doesn’t need a enriched fuel reduction that was generally used in turbo engines to assistance cold a empty valve. The following leaner reduction reduces emissions, increases fuel potency and helps boost power.

The cylinder conduct includes smaller M12 sparkplugs, down from a some-more common M14, to save space and weight. The conduct also includes direct-injection multi-hole fuel injectors with a tiny hole bore. Higher-pressure approach injection optimizes fuel atomization, permitting for some-more fit combustion. To furnish a high-tumble intake assign that serve enhances explosion efficiency, both a intake pier and piston climax have special designs.

The Civic Turbo engine facilities Variable Valve Timing Control (VTC) that can change a timing of both a intake and empty camshafts independently. With a turbo engine’s non-static cam timing, a cam timing can be optimized to fit a pushing conditions. Under light loads, valve overlie can be increasing to revoke pumping waste and urge fuel efficiency. When engine speed is low and engine bucket is large, such as during initial acceleration, a volume of overlie is increasing to boost a scavenging effect, that improves torque and responsiveness. When engine speed is high and engine bucket is also high, such as during full-throttle acceleration, a volume of valve overlie is reduced, improving both intake and scavenging and boost engine output.

Direct Injection System
The direct-injection complement enables increasing torque opposite a engine’s full handling operation along with aloft fuel efficiency. The complement facilities a compact, high-pressure, direct-injection siphon that allows both high fuel upsurge and tapping suppression, while non-static vigour control optimizes injector operation. A multi-hole injector delivers fuel directly into any cylinder (not to a intake port, as in compulsory pier fuel injection designs), permitting for some-more fit combustion.

The multi-hole injectors can emanate a ideal stoichiometric fuel/air reduction in a cylinders for good emissions control. Theoretically, a stoichiometric reduction has usually adequate atmosphere to totally bake a accessible fuel. Based on a handling conditions, a direct-injection complement alters a duty for best performance. Upon cold engine startup, fuel is injected into a cylinders on a focus stroke. This creates a diseased stratified assign outcome that improves engine start-up and reduces empty emissions before a normal handling heat is reached.

Once a engine is entirely warmed up, for limit appetite and fuel potency fuel is injected during a intake stroke. This helps emanate a some-more comparable fuel/air brew in a cylinder that is aided by a high-tumble intake pier design. This improves volumetric efficiency, and a cooling outcome of a incoming fuel improves anti-knock performance.

Low Inertia Mono Scroll Turbo System with Electric Wastegate
The turbocharged Civic engine employs a small-diameter turbine for limit responsiveness. The mono corkscrew housing settlement helps a turbo build boost even during comparatively tiny stifle openings and low rpm. The electrically-actuated wastegate allows boost vigour to be precisely controlled.

A vast air-to-air low-restriction intercooler is positioned low in a front of a automobile where it receives unrestricted airflow when a automobile is in motion. Intake atmosphere travels from a atmosphere filter, to a turbo compressor, on to a intercooler, afterwards to a engine’s intake ports. The intercooler helps revoke a heat of atmosphere entering a engine, creation it denser for incomparable performance. To revoke weight, a turbo complement is plumbed with rigid, lightweight creosote combination estuary pipes to lift intake atmosphere to and from a intercooler.

Common Engine Features

Every 2016 Civic is versed with a immature ECON symbol located on a core console nearby a change lever. When a symbol is pushed to activate ECON mode, several handling characteristics of a automobile are mutated for extended fuel efficiency. The Drive-by-Wire stifle complement provides some-more light response, and to save additional energy, a meridian control’s fan speeds are lowered incrementally and other meridian control complement characteristics are altered formed on a conditions. Another pull of a ECON symbol reverts all systems to their normal mode.

Friction Reducing Technology
Both of Civic’s engines make use of new friction-reducing technologies designed to urge engine efficiency. The outdoor skirts of lightweight aluminum pistons underline a low-friction cloaking practical in a singular settlement application. The outcome is reduced altogether attrition as a pistons pierce within a cylinder bores. Plateau honing serve lowers a attrition spin between a pistons and a cylinders by formulating an ultra-smooth surface. Plateau honing is a 2-stage machining routine that uses twin harsh processes instead of a some-more compulsory singular honing process. This also enhances a long-term wear characteristics of a engine. Low flexibility oil (0W-20) also reduces friction. Other contributors to altogether handling potency are a special two-stage oil siphon use valve, low-friction oil seals, special low-drag piston ring design, low-friction cam sequence and a lightweight crankshaft. 

Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
The Civic’s Drive-by-Wire stifle complement replaces a compulsory stifle wire with intelligent wiring that “connect” a accelerator pedal to a stifle valve inside a stifle body. The outcome is reduction under-hood confusion and revoke weight, as good as quicker and some-more accurate stifle actuation. Plus, a specifically involuntary “gain” rate between a stifle pedal and engine offers softened drivability and optimized engine response to fit specific pushing conditions.

Honda’s Drive-by-Wire stifle complement evaluates a stream pushing conditions by monitoring stifle pedal position, stifle valve position, engine speed (rpm) and highway speed. This information is used to conclude a stifle control attraction that gives a Civic’s stifle pedal a predicted and manageable feel that meets motorist expectations.

Emissions Control
Both 2016 Civic engines are designed to accommodate a tough EPA LEV3-ULEV125/LEV3-SULEV30 emissions standards,5 and are approved to this spin of emissions opening for 120,000 miles.

100,000+/- Mile Tune-up Intervals
The Civic’s powerplant requires no scheduled upkeep for 100,000+/- miles or more8, other than periodic inspections and normal liquid and filter replacements. The initial tune-up includes H2O siphon inspection, valve adjustment, and a designation of new hint plugs.

Maintenance Minder™ System
To discharge nonessential use stops while ensuring that a automobile is scrupulously maintained, a Civic has a Maintenance Minder™ complement that ceaselessly monitors a vehicle’s handling condition. When upkeep is required, a motorist is alerted around a summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID) on a LX and LX-P trims or Driver Information Interface (DII) on EX-T and above trims. (See a Interior Section for some-more information about a DII).

The Maintenance Minder™ complement monitors handling conditions such as oil and coolant heat along with engine speed to establish a scold use intervals. Depending on handling conditions, oil change intervals can be extended to a limit of 10,000 miles, potentially provident a owners substantial responsibility and nuisance over a life of a vehicle. The owner-resettable complement monitors all normal use tools and systems, including oil and filter, tire rotation, air-cleaner, smoothness fluid, hint plugs, coolant, stop pads and more. To revoke a intensity for motorist distraction, upkeep alerts are presented on a DII usually when a ignition is initial incited on, not while driving.

Advanced Transmissions

Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT)
Two opposite CVTs  are offering in a new Civic to best fit a appetite outlay and handling characteristics of any accessible engine. Both Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) offer well-spoken and predicted rigging ratio transitions and glorious acceleration matched with fit low-rpm cruising. A far-reaching ratio widespread formula in clever acceleration opening joined with reduced engine rpm during high highway speeds.

Each CVT is comprised of an engine driven torque converter that in spin drives twin variable-width crane connected by a steel belt. With a pointed middle faces, a belt can round a pointed pulley faces during varying hole depending on a pulley width, that alters a effective ratio between a pulleys. Since there are no stairs in a pulley faces, a operation of probable rigging ratios is radically infinite. This ultra-fine control of a rigging ratio is a pivotal to a CVT’s incomparable potency over a compulsory involuntary smoothness with a singular series of dissimilar rigging ratios. Instead of approximating a scold ratio for a conditions like a compulsory involuntary does, a Civic CVTs can precisely name a best ratio from impulse to impulse but stairs or slippage. Computer control of a smoothness allows a ratio between a crane to be altered roughly now to best fit a pushing conditions and accelerator pedal setting.

Continuously Variable Transmission for 2.0L i-VTEC
The Civic LX and LX-P that are powered by a 2.0-liter engine offer a CVT (available in a LX and customary in a LX-P) that is a polished chronicle of a CVT that was offering in a prior era Civic. It facilities a retuned torque converter, and a new era of G-Design change logic.

Continuously Variable Transmission for 1.5L Turbo
Turbo Civic models have a CVT that is an expansion of a CVT smoothness offering in Accord 4-cylinder models. In this application, a transmission’s final rigging ratio is 4.69-percent taller than a Accord CVT on that it’s based, to concede for revoke engine rpm while cruising. A new era of G-Design change proof aids acceleration and has a some-more informed pushing feel. A new turbine twin-damper settlement for a torque converter provides tighter control and helps revoke turbocharger loiter as a automobile accelerates.

CVT Common Features

G-Design Shift Feature
Both accessible Civic CVTs are designed to furnish a best rigging ratio for a pushing conditions, and to offer a some-more healthy pushing feel than some prior CVT transmissions that might have something of a away “rubber-band” feel compared to a compulsory involuntary transmission.

The Civic CVTs have a new era of special G-design change proof that is designed to offer some-more evident acceleration response than possibly compulsory automatics or other CVT designs. When abruptly requesting appetite from a steady-state cruising speed, both Civic CVTs immediately send appetite to a expostulate wheels while concurrently adjusting a rigging ratio (seamlessly and gradually downshifting) to uniformly move a engine to a horsepower rise in a linear way.

By comparison, a compulsory involuntary is slower to respond and loses time creation mixed downshifts. Since a involuntary smoothness has a singular series of separate, dissimilar ratios, even when entirely downshifted, it can usually estimate a best engine rpm as speed increases. This cuts into acceleration.

During full stifle acceleration, a new era of G-Design change proof employs stepped ratios as a automobile speed increases. This helps give a smoothness a some-more “connected” feel as a engine rpm and automobile speed boost together. This stepped operation also improves acceleration opening incrementally.

CVT Automatic Modes
The smoothness can be operated in 3 opposite entirely involuntary brazen modes with a console-mounted straight-gate shifter. The D mode is ideal for many pushing situations, and combines fuel potency with well-spoken operation and manageable appetite when needed. The S mode is for some-more performance-oriented driving, and facilities some-more assertive smoothness mapping to keep engine rpm aloft for incomparable acceleration and response. The L mode is ideal for situations when additional engine braking is desired, such as in alpine driving.

S-Range Control
To concede a motorist to change a operation of a CVT, a console-mounted rigging selector includes an “S” or Sport mode that provides a sport-shift report that delays upshifting for some-more accessible power, and provides incomparable engine braking.

6-Speed Manual Transmission
A 6-speed primer smoothness (6MT) is customary on a Civic LX. The territory offers well-spoken and accurate change feel and good efficiency. Compared to a 5-speed primer smoothness it replaces in a Civic, a 6-speed smoothness has been delicately engineered to broach state-of-the-art opening and change action, with reduced middle friction, tighter middle tolerances and softened synchronizers. The smoothness also has a some-more firm aluminum extraneous case, higher-capacity round bearings, stiffer rigging shafts, and incomparable torque capacity. Refinements to a change linkage and selector resource furnish a accurate and well-spoken rigging pull change action. A new constant-mesh scrolled retreat rigging resource significantly reduces sound when retreat is selected. A retreat lockout underline prevents a smoothness from incidentally being shifted into retreat while a automobile is relocating forward.

Manual Transmission Gear Ratio Comparison

Continuously Variable Transmission Gear Ratio Comparison

Powertrain Feature Comparison

Fuel Economy and Emissions Ratings

(See a Specifications and Features territory for all data.)

1 158 horsepower @ 6500 rpm (SAE net)

2 138 lb-ft @4200 rpm (SAE net)

3 174 horsepower @ 6000 rpm (SAE net)

4 162 lb-ft @ 1700-5500 rpm (SAE net)

5 CVT models are LEV3-SULEV30-rated in California and states that have adopted California automobile glimmer regulations. CVT models in non-CARB states and 6MT models in all 50 states are LEV3-ULEV125-rated.

6 Preliminary mileage ratings dynamic by Honda. Final 2016 EPA fuel-economy ratings not accessible during a time of printing. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

7 Does not request to liquid and filter changes. Will change with pushing conditions. Please see your Honda play for details.