Honda Civic 2008 Type R 2.0i-VTEC (3 door)

Honda Civic 2008 2.0 petrol description

Hatchback Honda Civic 2008 Type R 2.0i-VTEC has been produced from January, 2008 to January, 2011. It has four-cylinder petrol engine with displacement of 2.0 litres, which produces power of 201 horsepower on 7800 rpm - this is the most powerfull Honda Civic 2008 - 2011 version and torque 193 Nm (Newton metres) on 5600 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, this is an atmospheric engine (without turbine). Engine versions compliant with Euro 3 and Euro 4 emission standards available. Engine lifespan (mileage before major repairs or overhaul) can last from 220 up to 370 thousand kilometres. Note that engine life can be longer or shorter depending on maintenance.
More engine specs 
This Honda Civic 2.0 engine oil type is 5W-30 and oil capacity is 4.2 litres.

Honda Civic 2008 Type R 2.0i-VTEC has front wheel drive (FWD) and manual gearbox with 6 gears.
Honda Civic 2008 Type R 2.0i-VTEC accelerates to speed 100 kilometres per hour in 6.6 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 235 km/h.

Honda Civic 2008 Type R 2.0i-VTEC fuel consumption is 9.1 litres per 100km in combined city/highway mode (11 km/l), fuel consumption in city - 12.7 l/100km, highway fuel economy - 7 l/100km. Fuel tank capacity is 50 litres or 13.21 gallons, which gives a mileage up to 540 kilometers without refueling in urban cycle and even up to 700 kilometers on highway.
According to user reviews, the real everyday fuel consumption of this Honda is in line with the figure specified by the manufacturer. 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.

Honda Civic 2.0 service information and maintenance intervals Oil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.
Honda Civic 2008

Honda Civic 2008 Type R 2.0i-VTEC technical data

Model: Honda Civic Type R 2.0i-VTEC
Body style: Hatchback
Production period: 2008. January ... 2011. January 
Engine: 1998 cm3 Petrol, 4 cylinders CO2 emissions: 215 g/km
Power: 201 HP ON 7800 RPM Torque: 193 NM ON 5600 RPM
Gearbox: Manual gearbox (6 gears) Drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)
Top speed: 235 km/h Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.6 seconds
Fuel consumption (l/100km): 9.1 (combined) 12.7 (urban) 7.0 (highway)
Real fuel consumption: 9.4 l/100km (25 MPG) by user reviews from various sources
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres (13.2 gallons)
Car dimensions: 4.27m (length) 1.79m (width) 1.45m (height)
Turning diameter: 11.2 meters
Trunk capacity: 485 litres
Gross weight: 1700 kg

Honda Civic 2008 Type R 2.0i-VTEC engine K20A, K20A2

Engine reliability:

Overall, this engine can last around 220,000 to 370,000 km if properly maintained, using the correct quality oil and fuel, and carrying out regular checks and maintenance.
Engine displacement 1998 cm3
Number of cylinders 4
Bore (cylinder diameter) 86 mm
Stroke length (piston move) 86 mm
Compression ratio 11 : 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 Type R 2.0i-VTEC oil type 5W-30
Oil capacity 4.2 litres (4.4 quarts) More service info
Power 200 - 220 HP ON 7800 RPM
Torque 190 - 215 NM ON 5600 RPM
Start of production (year) 2000
Duration of production 11 years

All Honda Civic hatchback [2008 - 2011] modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Honda Civic 2008 1.3 Type S 1.4i-VTEC

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.3 Petrol 99 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Civic 2008 1.3 Type S 1.4i-VTEC

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.3 Petrol 99 HP 5.7 l/100km Automatic (6)
Honda Civic 2008 Type S 1.8i-VTEC 1.8 Petrol 140 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Civic 2008 Type S 1.8i-VTEC 1.8 Petrol 140 HP 6.8 l/100km Automatic (6)
Honda Civic 2008 Type R 2.0i-VTEC

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds

2.0 Petrol 201 HP 9.1 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Civic 2008 Type S 2.2i-CTDi 2.2 Diesel 140 HP 5.2 l/100km Manual (6)
Honda Civic 2008 reviews
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