Honda Civic 2008 1.8

Honda Civic 2008 1.8 petrol description

Sedan Honda Civic 2008 1.8 has been produced from January, 2008 to January, 2012. It has four-cylinder petrol engine with displacement of 1.8 litres, which produces power of 140 horsepower on 6300 rpm - this is the most powerfull Honda Civic 2008 - 2012 version and torque 175 Nm (Newton metres) on 4300 revolutions per minute.

This 4-cylinder 16-valve engine camshaft is driven by chain (What is an engine chain and belt? ). Engine has fuel injection system without turbocharger. Engine versions compliant with Euro 4 and Euro 5 emission standards available. Average engine life expectancy (mileage before serious repairs are needed) is from 250 000 to 420 000 kilometres. Remember that engine life depends on regular maintenance and the quality of the materials used (oils, fuels, etc.).
More engine specs 
The engine is demanding on the quality of petrol and oil used. Use of poor quality fuel can  ...  This Honda Civic 1.8 engine oil type is 5W-30 and oil capacity is 3.7 litres.

Honda Civic 2008 1.8 has front wheel drive (FWD) and manual gearbox with 6 gears.
Honda Civic 2008 1.8 accelerates to speed 100 kilometres per hour in 9.1 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 200 km/h.

The fuel consumption of this Honda Civic 2008 1.8 in combined mode (combining urban and highway driving) is 6.5 litres per 100km (15.4 km/l), fuel consumption in city - 9.7 l/100km, highway fuel economy - 5.5 l/100km. Fuel tank capacity is 50 litres or 13.21 gallons, which gives a mileage up to 760 kilometers without refueling in urban cycle and even up to 900 kilometers on highway.
According to user reviews, this Honda real everyday fuel consumption is 7.6 litres per 100 km, which is 17% more than the manufacturer's stated. More - Real Honda Civic fuel consumption.

Honda Civic safety

During safety testing Honda Civic has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Honda Civic is evaluated with good rate 79 from 100, children safety: good mark - 76 from 100, for pedestrian protection Honda Civic got 67 points from 100.
Honda Civic safety equipment has been rated as very good - 86 percents from 100.

With the same engine there is also Honda Civic version with automatic gearbox (Honda Civic 2008 1.8 AT) available, which manufacturer's fuel consumption is similar - 6.6 litres per 100 km, whereas users reported real fuel consumption is higher by 0.8 litres per 100 km or 11 % - 8.4 litres per 100 km.
Honda Civic 1.8 service information and maintenance intervals Oil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.
Honda Civic 2008 1.8

Honda Civic 2008 1.8 technical data

Model: Honda Civic 1.8
Body style: Sedan
Production period: 2008. January ... 2012. January 
Engine: 1799 cm3 Petrol, 4 cylinders CO2 emissions: 156 g/km
Power: 140 HP ON 6300 RPM Torque: 175 NM ON 4300 RPM
Gearbox: Manual gearbox (6 gears) Drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)
Maximum speed: 200 km/h Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.1 seconds
Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.5 (combined) 9.7 (urban) 5.5 (highway)
Real fuel consumption: 7.6 l/100km (30.9 MPG) by user reviews from various sources
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres (13.2 gallons)
Car dimensions: 4.55m (length) 1.75m (width) 1.44m (height)
Turning diameter: 11 meters
Trunk capacity: 350 litres
Gross weight: 1675 kg

Honda Civic 2008 1.8 engine VTEC (R18A)

Engine reliability and common problems:

The engine is demanding on the quality of petrol and oil used. Use of poor quality fuel can lead to repairs of the lambda sensor and catalytic converter. The chain tensioner and the engine cushions have a rather limited resource life. Valves need adjustment every 50 000 km. But overall, the engine is easy to service and repair and is considered one of the most reliable petrol engines in its category.
Overall, this engine can last around 250,000 to 420,000 km if properly maintained, using the correct quality oil and fuel, and carrying out regular checks and maintenance.
Engine displacement 1799 cm3
Number of cylinders 4
Bore (cylinder diameter) 81 mm
Stroke length (piston move) 87.3 mm
Compression ratio 10.5 : 1
Camshaft drive Timing chain

Chain motors are considered more reliable, chain replacement usually is required less often than a timing belt, but they are often louder and vibrate more.

More service info
Fuel system Injection
Honda Civic 2008 1.8 oil type 5W-30
Oil capacity 3.7 litres (3.9 quarts) More service info
Power 140 HP ON 6300 RPM
Torque 175 NM ON 4300 RPM
Start of production (year) 2005
Duration of production 9 years
Engine also used on Honda FR-V

All Honda Civic sedan [2008 - 2012] modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Honda Civic 2008 1.3 i-DSi i-VTEC IMA

Most fuel efficient version

1.3 Petrol 95 HP 4.6 l/100km Automatic
Honda Civic 2008 1.3 1.4i Jan 2008 — Dec 2011

Most fuel efficient version by real consumption

1.3 Petrol 100 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Civic 2011 1.6 i-VTEC Jan 2011 — Dec 2011 1.6 Petrol 125 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Honda Civic 2011 1.6 i-VTEC Jan 2011 — Dec 2011 1.6 Petrol 125 HP 7.1 l/100km Automatic (5)
Honda Civic 2008 1.8

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds

1.8 Petrol 140 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Civic 2008 1.8

Most powerfull version (140 HP)

1.8 Petrol 140 HP 6.6 l/100km Automatic (5)
Honda Civic 2008 reviews
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