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I just read that the Hatchback has a slightly higher power level on the Touring model of the 1.5 Turbo motor with higher octane recommendation. The new CRV is being released with a 190 hp version of our 1.5 l turbo motor. I wonder what changes they put in for the CRV motor ?

Secondly, any chance that the Touring version of the 2016 Civic makes a bit more power than other trim levels ? My Touring Coupe's engine feels stronger than the base level Civics that I test drove prior to my purchase.
 

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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.
 

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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 !
 
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I drove the Civic today and the power level feels much stronger lately, temps have dropped sharply in the past week, down around 40-50 degrees F in daytime. I'm also s on a full tank of 89 octane after clearing out all of the previous 87 I had been running.

I'm pretty much through the engine break-in process. I made sure to do a proper engine break-in by using frequent WOT lower rpm bursts in higher gears within the first 400 miles for proper piston ring seating. Don't drive it lightly in the first few hundred miles, other than keeping the revs down a bit, but WOT application is good for piston ring seal.
 

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Something like an exhaust upgrade on a turbo vehicle will yield noticeable differences. The colder air is also very helpful :)

Great for engine breathing, suck-ish for traction lol
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
The CR-V won't require premium octane, it could have a larger turbo etc. to make up the HP difference.
 

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Even if it did for example somewhere I read you can get away with using regular fuel all while not suffering any consequence. Even better if your just leasing since you will not what so ever suffer any consequences if dealing with the usual leasing timeframe.
 

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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.
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.
 
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