EAST LIBERTY, OH – There is plenty to like about the new 1.8L SOHC 4-cyl. powering most versions of the all-new ’06 Honda Civic. The engine is 10%-21% more powerful than the 1.7L 4-cyl. it replaces; it is the most fuel-efficient 4-cyl. in the compact segment; and there are numerous clever design features, a hallmark of Honda Motor Co. Ltd.’s engine design.(See related story: Honda Couldn’t Wait to Crank Up New Civic) But one esoteric aspect of the Civic’s new 1.8L SOHC I-4 particularly ...

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