Sport and Sport Touring are 180hp due to the better flowing center exhaust. So put a nice cat back on any other hatch and expect the same or better.
Ah that makes sense, I forgot about the exhaust differences. I was convinced that my Touring runs stronger but now that you mentioned the difference it makes sense. Not a huge amount but I think it is something you can notice. Thanks !Sport and Sport Touring are 180hp due to the better flowing center exhaust. So put a nice cat back on any other hatch and expect the same or better.
The CR-V won't require premium octane, it could have a larger turbo etc. to make up the HP difference.I wonder if the 1.5T in the CRV will require premium like the sport hatches does... if it doesn't, it kind of begs the question of why the sport models need premium fuel, but the CRV doesn't given its making 10 more hp.
Oh I drove an EX-T model then, it had the 1.5l motor. I drove to an empty lot and checked the engine bay to make sure it was really a turbo model. It' s just that my Touring model feels so much stronger than the car I test drove, which made me ask the question.OP, you asked in your first post...about your touring felt more powerful than the basic civic. yeah, the LX and EX have a n/a 2.0...about 158 hp. the EX-T and above get the 1.5 turbo...174 hp. hatches even more than that.
it appears that this engine has a wide range of power available, with different tunes and exhausts.