Setting the bar from performance to long range zero-emission vehicles, Honda was honored with two 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines awards for the Civic Type R 2.0-liter turbo and Clarity Fuel Cell powertrains. The models were recognized for their horsepower, torque, technology, observed fuel economy, relative competitiveness and noise characteristics. Having two advanced powertrains named to the Wards 10 Best Engines list demonstrates the prowess of Honda engineering that meets the needs and lifestyles of a diverse range of customers.
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 DOHC VTEC Turbo® direct-injected powerplant advances performance on multiple fronts with a peak output of 306 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 295 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm1. 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.
Technological innovations to the Clarity Fuel Cell created a hydrogen-powered fuel cell stack 33 percent more compact than its predecessor with a 60 percent increase in power density compared to the outgoing Honda FCX Clarity. The more compact fuel cell and integrated powertrain, comparable in size to a V-6 engine, now fits entirely under the hood of the sedan, allowing for a more spacious cabin with 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 miles2.