Leaked: 2016 Honda Civic Sedan Engine And Transmission Options (Update)

Leaked: 2016 Honda Civic Sedan Engine And Transmission Options
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Looks like trim information has leaked on the 11th generation Honda Civic Sedan

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The turbos are coming, the turbos are coming. Rumors have been floating around for quite sometime about Honda’s new standard 1.5 turbo in the upcoming 2016 Honda Civic but it looks like Honda Civic’s first factory turbo is coming for good. According to a leaked spec sheet courtesy of our motoring friends over at Temple Of VTEC earlier yesterday (Aug. 1, 2015) Civic will receive two engine options as well as two transmissions.

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Like all trends when a car switches to a smaller turbocharged unit, new Honda Civic owners can expect slightly less horsepower but more torque thanks to forced induction. And although we may see higher overall MPG’s when compared to Civic’s 1.8, expect to achieve those numbers only if you drive the Civic in a very limited RPM range. We can look to Honda’s Step WGN in Japan which debuted Honda’s 1.5 turbo four cylinder earlier this year. Power comes in at 148 HP and 150 lb-ft. That’s an improvement of 5 HP and 21 lb-ft of torque over Honda’s old 1.8 unit.

According to the spec sheet, Civic owners will have their choice of 1.5 turbo or standard 2.0-liter engine paired to either a 6-speed manual or Honda’s CVT.  Fans of the manual transmission will be glad to know that the 1.5 turbo can be paired to its 6-speed in both LX and EX trims. Thanks to Temple of VTEC, they’ve provided us with a handy matrix we’ve linked below.

Still no new information on how much power the 2.0 liter makes but expect it to get slightly better power figures at slightly less MPG than the 1.5 turbo. What most U.S. gearheads want to know is if they’ll throw in the 2016 Honda Civic Type R into the mix or give us a hotted up Si.