Check Out the Engines Available With the 2010 Honda Civic

Check Out the Engines Available With the 2010 Honda Civic

Honda’s popular Civic product line comes in a total of four engine configurations. Unchanged from 2009, the 2010 Honda Civic comes with a 1.8 liter single overhead cam (SOHC) engine. This is a perfect, precision engineered car that is big on economy but strong on power and features. The engine is built in the inline 4 cylinder configuration features four valves per cylinder, and features variable valve timing to make sure the maximum amount of power is available at any given time while on the road. This same gasoline engine powers the DS, LX, and EX models.

With 140 horsepower at 4,300 rpm, the Civic has surprising pep for a car in its class. The torque provided is 128 foot pounds, enough to keep the car moving even up steep hills. Driving an automatic transmission, the 1.8 Liter engine gives Civic impressive fuel economy: 25 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and an average of 29 mpg. Equipped with Honda’s manual transmission, the Civic does about the same: 26 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.

The Honda Civic Si comes with a 2.0 liter 197 horsepower K20Z3 engine that requires a minimum of 91 octane unleaded. Fuel economy for the Si is 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway The Honda Civic Hybrid combines an electric motor with a 110 horsepower gasoline engine to offer increased fuel economy. In this configuration, the gasoline engine shuts down every time the car stops. Once the driver releases the brake, it starts up again and is available on demand. Gas mileage in the city is rated at 40 mpg, with an amazing 44 mph on the highway. A relatively rare Civic, the GX, runs on compressed natural gas. This engine gives fuel economy equivalent to 24 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

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