Honda Civic Oil Capacity and Oil Change Guide

Honda CIvic oil capacity

Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity. If you drive the vehicle with insufficient or deteriorated oil, the engine may fail or be damaged. Use Genuine Honda Motor Oil or another commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity.

We recommend that you check the engine oil level every time you refuel. Park the vehicle on level ground. Wait approximately three minutes after turning the engine off before you check the oil.

Your vehicle does not require oil additives. In fact, they may adversely affect engine performance and durability.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Honda Civic (Eighth Generation)

Model (trim)Oil capacity (with filter)Oil type (viscosity grade)
Si models4.6 US qt (4.4 L)

5W-30

10W-30

Non-Si models3.9 US qt (3.7 L)5W-20

The remaining engine oil life is displayed on the information display according to this table:

Calculated Engine Oil Life (%)Displayed Engine Oil Life (%)
100 % – 91 %100 %
90 % – 81 %90 %
80 % – 71 %80 %
70 % – 61 %70 %
60 % – 51 %60 %
50 % – 41 %50 %
40 % – 31 %40 %
30 % – 21 %30 %
20 % – 16 %20 %
15 % – 11 %15 %
10 % – 6 %10 %
5% – 1%5 %
0 %0 %

The 15 and 10 percent oil life indicator reminds you that the time is coming soon to take your vehicle in for the required maintenance.

Important Maintenance Precautions

If you have the required service done but do not reset the display, or reset the display without doing the service, the system will not show the proper maintenance intervals. This can lead to serious mechanical problems because you will no longer have an accurate record of when maintenance is needed.

Your authorized Honda dealer knows your vehicle best and can provide competent, efficient service.

However, service at a dealer is not mandatory to keep your warranties in effect. Maintenance may be done by any qualified service facility or a person who is skilled in this type of automotive service. Make sure to have the service facility or person reset the display as previously described. Keep all receipts as proof of completion, and have the person who does the work fill out your Honda Service History or Canadian Maintenance Log. Check your warranty booklet for more information.

We recommend using Honda parts and fluids whenever you have maintenance done. These are manufactured to the same high-quality standards as the original components, so you can be confident of their performance and durability.

 

2011 2012 2013 2014 Honda Civic (Ninth generation)

EngineOil capacity (with filter)Oil type (viscosity grade)
1.8L models3.9 US qt (3.7 L)0W-20
2.4L models4.4 US qt (4.2 L)0W-20

Drain bolt (drain plug) tightening torque

1.8L engine models:

  • 29 lbf∙ft (39 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)

2.4L engine models:

  • 30 lbf∙ft (40 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)

 

Maintenance

You must change the engine oil and oil filter regularly in order to maintain the engine’s lubrication. The engine may be damaged if they are not changed regularly. Change the oil and filter in accordance with the maintenance message on the information display /i-MID.

 

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Honda Civic (Tenth Generation)

EngineOil capacity (with filter)Oil type (viscosity grade)
1.5L models3.7 US qt (3.5 L)0W-20
2.0L models4.4 US qt (4.2 L)0W-20

Drain bolt (drain plug) tightening torque

Put a new washer on the drain bolt, then reinstall the drain bolt. Tightening torque:

  • 30 lbf∙ft (40 N∙m, 4.0 kgf∙m)

You must change the engine oil and oil filter regularly in order to maintain the engine’s lubrication. The engine may be damaged if they are not changed regularly.

You may damage the environment if you do not dispose of the oil in a suitable way. If you are changing the oil by yourself, appropriately dispose of the used oil. Put the oil in a sealed container and take it to a recycling center. Do not throw the oil away into a garbage can or onto the ground.

Do not fill the engine oil above the upper mark. Overfilling the engine oil may result in leaks and engine damage.

Under certain driving conditions, it is normal for the engine oil level to rise above the upper mark. If you have a concern, consult a dealer for details.

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