Honda Civic Oil Capacity and Oil Change Interval | Engineworks

Honda Civic Oil Capacity

Owning a vehicle is expensive. Beyond just the financing payments and insurance, scheduled maintenance to keep your car on the road does cost some money. When you think about what’s happening under the hood of your vehicle, it makes sense that you would have to invest in its function the way a machine operator must invest in a large piece of equipment.

Oil changes are one of the most basic and regular items you must do to keep your car running and on the road. Changing your oil keeps your engine running at its tip-top performance. Additionally, failing to follow your vehicle’s specific oil change schedule can result in catastrophic damage to your engine that could leave you with a big expense as well as a dangerous situation.

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Honda Civic oil capacity and oil change interval

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change intervals
D13B2 Civic 1.3 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 6 months
D14A2 Civic 1.4i 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
D15B2 Civic 1.5i 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 6 months
D15B7 Civic Coupé 1.5i 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
D15Z1 Civic 1.5 VEi 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 6 months
D15Z3 Civic 1.5 VEi 5-door 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
D16Z6 Civic 1.6 ESi 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 6 months
D16Y3 Civic 1.6i 5-door 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
D16Z7 Civic 1.6 ESi 4WD 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 6 months
D16Z9 Civic Coupé 1.6 ESi 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
D16Y2 Civic 1.6 ESi 5-door 3.3 L / 0.3 L

15W-40

5W-30

10W-30

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
B16A2 Civic 1.6 VTi 4 L

10W-40

5W-30

15W-40

5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 6 months

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Honda Civic oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change intervals
D14A2 Civic 1.4i 3.3 L / 0.3 L

5W-30

10W-30

10W-40

15W-40

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
D15Z3 Civic 1.5i VTEC-E 3.3 L / 0.3 L

5W-30

10W-30

10W-40

15W-40

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
D14A5 Civic 1.4i S 3.3 L / 0.3 L

5W-30

10W-30

10W-40

15W-40

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
D16Y2 Civic 1.6i ES 3.3 L / 0.3 L

5W-30

10W-30

10W-40

15W-40

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
D16Y3 Civic 1.6i ES 5-door 3.3 L / 0.3 L

5W-30

10W-30

10W-40

15W-40

10,000 km (6,000 miles) or 12 months
B18C4 Civic 1.8 VTi 4 L / 0,3 L

5W-30

10W-30

10W-40

15W-40

15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months

 

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Honda Civic oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change intervals
D16V1 Civic 1.6i 3.5 L / 0.2 L 5W-30 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
D13B (NI-MH) Civic 1.4i Hybrid 3.6 L / 0.2 L

5W-30

5W-20

20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
D13B V-TEC II Civic 1.4i 3.2 L / 0.2 L

5W-30

5W-20

20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
K20A2 Civic 2.0i Type R 4.5 L / 0.2 L 0W-20 0W-30 0W-40 5W-20 5W-30 5W-40 10W-30 10W-40 15W-40 0W-20 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
K20A3 Civic 2.0i (118 kW) 4.5 L / 0.2 L 0W-20 0W-30 0W-40 5W-20 5W-30 5W-40 10W-30 10W-40 15W-40 0W-20 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
1.7 CTDI Civic 1.7 CTDI 5 L / 0.2 L 5W-30 15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months
1.7 SOHC Civic Coupé 1.7i 3.5 L / 0.2 L 5W-30 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Honda Civic oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
L13Z1 / L13Z2 Civic 1.4i-VTEC 3.6 L / 0.2 L 0W-20
0W-30
5W-20
5W-30
20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
L13A7 Civic 1.4i DSi 3.7 L / 0.2 L 0W-20
0W-30
5W-20
5W-30
20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
R18A2 Civic 1.8i-VTEC 3.7 L / 0.2 L 0W-20
0W-30
5W-20
5W-30
20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
K20Z4 Civic 2.0i-VTEC Type R 4.4 L / 0.2 L 5W-20
5W-30
5W-40
10W-40
20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
N22A2 Civic 2.2i-CDTi DPF 5.9 L / 0.4 L 5W-20
5W-30
5W-40
10W-40
20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
K20Z4 Civic 2.0i-VTEC Type R 4.4 L / 0.2 L 5W-20
5W-30
5W-40
10W-40
20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
N22A2 Civic 2.2i-CDTi 5.9 L / 0.4 L 5W-20
5W-30
5W-40
10W-40
20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Honda Civic oil capacity

honda civic oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change intervals
L13Z4 Civic 1.4i-VTEC 3.6 L / 0.2 L 0W-20 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
N22B4 Civic 2.2i-DTEC 5.4 L / 0.4 L 5W-40 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
N16A1 Civic 1.6i-DTEC 4.7 L / 0.4 L 5W-30 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
R18Z4 Civic 1.8i-VTEC 3.7 L / 0.2 L

0W-20

0W-30

5W-20

5W-30

20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months
K20C/K20C1 Civic 2.0 Type R 5.4 L / 0.4 L

15W-40

0W-20

20,000 km (12,500 miles) or 12 months

Your engine has an astonishing feat of human engineering that most of us take for granted every day. Hundreds of explosions happen every minute under the hood of your vehicle. These explosions push a piston down in a cylindrical chamber. As this piston descends due to the force of the explosion, it turns a metal shaft, whose power is sent to the transmission, matched to a proper gear for your driving and turned into motion.

Because of these forces acting on metal, lubrication is necessary to prevent overheating from friction and metal-on-metal shearing that could tear your engine apart. Engine lubricates the pistons in each chamber as well as helps dissipate heat to prevent the kind of hot temperatures that can melt/warp metal parts. It is very important. Over time, your engine oil begins to break down and pick up inclusions. This can decrease functionality.

There are various factors that affect the oil service on your Honda Civic car. They are related to car collision repair services. The year, type of engine and oil type: all play into how often you should wait before scheduling service. For modern Honda Civic models which use synthetic oil, this change could be more than 5, 000 miles.

Earlier models that used standard oil start around 3, 000 miles or 3 months between oil changes. Since it can vary so there is no solid answer to it. The best thing to do is to check your Honda Civic owner’s manual. If you don’t have the manual, feel free to get your car at a nearby car collision repair service center.

Written by Dan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman

Dan is a co-founder of Engineswork. He knows everything about internal combustion engines. Ask your questions in comments down below this article – he will be glad to help you anytime.

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