Best Engines of 2018

December 21st, 2017 by

Best Engines of 2018

Honda continues to innovate with forward thinking and masterfully engineered engines. Recently Wards recognized two of Honda’s new 2018 engines in their 10 best engine list. The new Civic Type R 2.0-liter turbo and Clarity Fuel Cell powertrains both were recognized for their outstaning performance and exceptional fuel economy. Honda set out in 2018 to bring an all new generation of innovation across their model lineup. Honda is showing the industry that they intend to lead the way toward greener, efficient, and fun to drive cars.

Honda Civic Type R

The Civic Type R features the most powerful engine ever offered in a Honda production vehicle in America. The Type R’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is built to perform. It produces 306 horsepower at 6500 rpm with 295 lb.-ft. of torque. The Civic Type R is the absolute pinnacle of Civic performance, and ranks as the fastest Honda production automobile ever offered in America, with a track top speed of approximately 170 mph.

21e2928e-63bc-4352-8b95-6bb72da110ed-300x200-thumb-forceHonda Clarity Fuel Cell

The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell was enhanced with a hydrogen-powered fuel cell stack 33 percent more compact than its predecessor. This resulted in a 60 percent increase in power density compared to the previous generation Clarity. The more compact fuel cell and integrated powertrain are now comparable in size to a V-6 engine.  This new compact design allows for a more spacious cabin. Utilizing this new spacious design the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell has seating for five passengers. The Clarity Fuel Cell features a class-leading driving range rating for zero-emission vehicles with its EPA range rating of 366 miles.