The 2018 Honda Civic Engine Options, Transmissions, & More

2018 Honda Civic Sedan

The 2018 Honda Civic’s high-performance driving dynamics and excellent acceleration are uncommon within the compact sedan segment, so they lend the vehicle a noticeable edge. Whether you’re navigating the city or zooming past on the highway, the Honda Civic trim levels deliver a keen combination of power and efficiency that’s sure to please.

Available Honda Civic Engines

The new Honda Civic is a versatile machine able to meet a range of needs with distinction. For the everyday driver, Honda has fitted a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine as standard. With an output equal to 158-hp and 138 lb.-ft. of torque, the Civic zips eagerly off the line to keep you moving smoothly in the city, then remains stable and controlled when you have to take things up to highway speeds.

For drivers interested in a more aggressive ride, there’s the available 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder. Upgraded for the current production year, the 1.5L utilizes a pioneering computer-controlled Direct Injection system to let you feel every ounce of its 174-hp, 167 lb.-ft. of torque performance. That’s more than even some midsize sedans!

Available Transmissions

The 2018 Honda Civic’s engines allow you the freedom to choose between either a six-speed manual or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

The addition of a six-speed manual transmission is what makes the Civic truly stand out in a crowd. Its precision-shift action and low internal friction helps deliver outstanding fluidity for smooth and seamless shifts, while close-ratio gears improve acceleration. It’s a natural fit with the 1.5L turbo, with which it can achieve up to 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway*, but it also enlivens the ride of the 2.0L, allowing for up to 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway*.

CVT models are ideal for drivers looking to prioritize convenience. If you just want to sit back and relax when you’re commuting from Lakeview or Medford, this is the transmission for you; in addition, its efficiency is improved over the manual. You can expect to make up to 31 mpg city and 42 mpg highway with the 2.0L or 32 mpg city and 42 mpg highway with the 1.5L*.

Honda Performance Features

The team at Honda understands that the Civic can’t reign above and beyond the competition in terms of performance without first optimizing the vehicle. So, with the 2018 Honda Civic, you’ll get:

  • The control and precision that comes with MacPherson strut suspension and a lightweight and rigid Honda ACE body structure.
  • The Drive-by-Wire throttle system to integrate vehicle control technologies for enhanced responsiveness.
  • A Drive Mode Select system to refine your car’s behavior around changing driving conditions.

Test Drive the 2018 Honda Civic Today!

Compact sedans typically settle for average performance, but the Civic just doesn’t play that way. Compare the Civic to competitors like the Toyota Corolla, and if you’d like to find out more or experience it for yourself, schedule a test drive at Klamath Falls Honda!


*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.