Monday, February 22, 2016

The Underrated 2016 Honda Civic 1.5T Dyno

2016 Honda Civic
Since it first debuted late last year, the 10th-generation 2016 Honda Civic has been praised by many as a return to form for the compact car. The new model is the first vehicle in Honda's U.S. lineup to feature an available turbocharged engine, a four-cylinder unit rated at 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque and hooked up to a CVT. But a new video released online hints that it might make a bit more than that.

Renowned Honda tuner Hondata recently posted a video of a 2016 Civic Touring at the dyno, where it measured how much power the car is really making at the wheels.

The results are nothing short of impressive because, according to the dyno chart, the 2016 Civic makes 177 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. The tester notes that the torque is higher than Honda’s published numbers, but that the discrepancy could be due to Honda’s numbers being generated on an engine dyno.

Hondata also compared the new Civic turbo with a ninth-generation Civic Si on the drag strip and found that the 2016 Civic with the turbo-four was quicker in a straight line despite having less horsepower.

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