Honda Civic Horsepower Review

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The 2018 Civic proves that one car can have something for everyone, and that’s true when it comes to the Honda Civic horsepower. Whether you’re looking for a powerful, fast-moving beast or a gas-sipping car that prizes economy over raw power, there’s a Civic engine designed with you in mind.

So, how much Honda Civic HP are we dealing with here? Most models have either 158 or 174 horsepower on tap—but that changes in the performance-tuned Civic Si and Type R. Our team at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore West Covina will give Glendora, Baldwin Park, and La Puente drivers the lowdown, below!

2018 Honda Civic HP: The Daily Driver  

2018 Honda Civic Obsidian Blue PearlYou won’t be disappointed with the base engine in the 2018 Civic. It’s a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, and you’ll find it in the LX and EX trims. Paired to either a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT, it’ll produce up to 158 horsepower and 138 lb-ft of torque consistently, giving you ample power for your daily drive, wherever it takes you.

But, you may find you want a peppier engine, perhaps for your own enjoyment or for getting up to speed more quickly on the highway. For that, turn to the available turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder. It comes in the EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trims and delivers 174 horsepower and 162 lb-ft with the CVT, or 167 lb-ft with the six-speed manual transmission (EX-T only).

If that still doesn’t quench your need for speed, two more Civic variants await!

Tuned for Performance: Honda Civic Si 

The sporty Civic Si comes as either a sedan or coupe, with heated sports seats and red accents highlighting the interior. But, what’s under the hood may be even more impressive: a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, paired exclusively with a 6-speed manual, with up to 205 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque on tap.

2018 Honda Civic Still Night PearlThe engine is coupled with an adaptive damper system, which actively controls suspension action to give you a smooth and exhilarating performance, whether you’re on the track or the open roads. And there’s sporty style to match, from the menacing front fascia and rear wing spoiler to the centered exhaust outlet.

The Civic Sports Car: Type R Hatchback

The Civic Type R blows even the Si’s numbers out of the water. This Civic is exclusively a hatchback: You’ll recognize it immediately with that huge rear spoiler and distinctive triple-tip exhaust. Once you’ve been behind the wheel a few times, you’ll recognize that engine, too.

It’s a turbocharged 2.0-liter VTEC 4-cylinder that, like the Si, comes mated only to a six-speed manual. It kicks out an invigorating 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft, good for all manner of rip-roaring fun on the open road.

Experience that Honda Civic Horsepower Firsthand

We hope you enjoyed our review of the Honda Civic HP stats. If you want to experience all that power for yourself, we invite you to schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore West Covina.

No matter which engine, transmission, or variant you choose, we’re happy to help you get a firsthand feel for that 2018 Honda Civic horsepower. Take your favorite Civic cars for a spin and decide which best suits your driving needs in Glendora, Baldwin Park, or La Puente!

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