Honda Civic: Go for 1.5L Turbo or 1.8L Model?

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Honda Civic: Go for 1.5L Turbo or 1.8L Model?

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The Honda Civic doesn’t need an introduction, everybody loves this car. The Civic is perfect for any type of drivers. Regardless of age, we all enjoy driving the Honda Civic.

Here in Malaysia, you can choose from two engine versions, namely the 1.5L Turbo or 1.8L model. Both have an amazing design that will definitely capture your attention. They have a sporty look, almost like a race car even though they are a sedan with a spacious boot.

In addition, Honda Service Centres in Malaysia provide a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, and servicing and maintenance is only needed for every 10,000 kilometres or every 6 months, whichever comes first. This is applicable for both models, with five times alternate free labour for servicing.

Let’s talk more about the main differences between Honda Civic 1.5L Turbo and 1.8L Model.

Honda Civic 1.8L

The Honda Civic 1.8L price in Malaysia start at RM 110,426 and there are five colours available: Crystal Black Pearl, Dark Ruby Red Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, White Orchid Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic.

The road tax for this Honda model is higher than the Honda Civic 1.5L due to its 1.8 litre engine. The yearly payment is RM280.00.

The Civic 1.8 is powered by 1.8-litre engine that will give you a range of over 500 kilometres on a full tank of petrol. It produces 138hp and 174 Nm of torque and 141 PS, and it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 10.4 seconds.

Mileage service and maintenance is due every 10,000 km or every 6 months (whichever comes first) and it can be done at your near Honda Service Centre in Malaysia. The cost of mileage service and maintenance for this Honda Civic 1.8L model goes from RM216.50 for the 10,000km or 6 months service to RM1,039 for the 200,000k or 120 months service.

Honda Civic 1.5L Turbo

Malaysians buyers can choose from Honda Civic 1.5L TC with a starting price of RM124,076 and 1.5L TC-P with a starting price of RM131,883.

They both have the same specifications, but the Honda Civic 1.5L TC-P has:

  • LED headlamps & LED fog lamps
  • Chrome door handles
  • Dual zone air-con
  • Navigation

As mentioned, the road tax for Honda Civic 1.5L is lower than the 1.8L version and the yearly payment is only RM90.00.

The 1.5 version comes with 1.5L DOHC VTEC Turbo engine, a CVT gearbox paddle, 173 PS, 220 Nm, and it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.2 seconds. Official fuel consumption figure is 17.2 km/L.

Like the Honda Civic 1.8L version, the mileage service and maintenance is due every 10,000 kilometres or every 6 months, whichever comes first. The cost of mileage service and maintenance for this Honda Civic 1.5L model goes from RM 63.60 for the 10,000km or 6 months service to RM 715.11 for the 200,000km or 120 months service.

Other things to consider before buying your new Honda Civic are the Pros and Cons of Turbo.

Turbo Pros

  • Increase in Power
  • More Efficiency
  • Improve fuel economy as much as 20-40%
  • Quieter

Turbo Cons

  • Turbo Lag
  • Boost Threshold
  • Need engine lubrication

No matter which car you choose, both cars are amazing, and both get the new Remote Engine Start, Honda’s signature touch panel air condition control, cruise control and a 7-inch advanced display audio that features Bluetooth, MP3 and IPOD connectivity, as well as USB & HDMI ports.

Moreover, both cars have six airbags, vehicle stability assist, anti lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, auto brake hold, brake assist and many other safety features.

Before making up your mind, make sure to check out the latest Honda Malaysia promotion so you can save money and enjoy your new ride! See you at the nearest Honda showroom soon.