Honda Civic Transmission Fluid Capacity

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Over time, your car’s transmission filter wears out, and we know you don’t want to miss the moment when this important part needs to be replaced. We suggest that you replace the transmission filter about every 60,000 miles. There are several symptoms that can indicate your filter isn’t able to do its job properly.

The transmission filter may be blocked with debris, and in this case, you may hear a rattling noise. Sometimes a blocked filter can cause a burning smell or smoke. If it is harder to change gears, the reason may also be related to the transmission filter.

11th Gen Honda Civic Transmission Fluid Capacity

2022 – Now

2022 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Trim 2.0L FE LX 2.0L FE Sport
Transmission CVT CVT
Total Fill 6.4 quarts (6.1 liters) 6.4 quarts (6.1 liters)
Initial Fill 2.9 quarts (2.7 liters) 2.9 quarts (2.7 liters)
Fluid type VTF20 VTF20

 

Trim 1.5L Turbo FE EX 1.5L Turbo FE
Transmission CVT CVT
Total Fill 8 quarts (7.6 liters) 8 quarts (7.6 liters)
Initial Fill 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters) 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters)
Fluid type VTF20 VTF20

 

2021 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Trim 2.0L FE LX 2.0L FE Sport
Transmission CVT CVT
Total Fill 6.4 quarts (6.1 liters) 6.4 quarts (6.1 liters)
Initial Fill 2.9 quarts (2.7 liters) 2.9 quarts (2.7 liters)
Fluid type VTF20 VTF20

 

Trim 1.5L Turbo FE EX 1.5L Turbo FE
Transmission CVT CVT
Total Fill 8 quarts (7.6 liters) 8 quarts (7.6 liters)
Initial Fill 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters) 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters)
Fluid type VTF20 VTF20

 

10th Gen Honda Civic Transmission Fluid Capacity

2016 – 2021

2019, 2020, 2021 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Trim 1.5L Turbo EX, EX-L, Touring 2.0L LX, Sport
Transmission CVT CVT
Total Fill 8 quarts (7.6 liters) 6.1 quarts (5.8 liters)
Initial Fill 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters) 3.7 quarts (3.5 liters)
Fluid type HCF-2 HCF-2

 

Trim 1.5L Turbo EX, EX-L, Touring 2.0L LX, Sport
Transmission 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Total Fill 2 qt. (1.9 liters) 2.4 qt. (4.6 pints, 2.2 l)
Fluid type Honda MTF Honda MTF

NOTICE: Do not mix HCF-2 with other transmission fluids.

Using a transmission fluid other than HCF-2 may adversely affect the operation and durability of your vehicle’s transmission, and damage the transmission. Any damage caused by using a transmission fluid that is not equivalent to HCF-2 is not covered by Honda’s new vehicle limited warranty.

If Honda MTF is not available, you may use the API certificated SAE 0W-20 or 5W-20 viscosity motor oil as a temporary measure. Replace with MTF as soon as possible. Motor oil does not contain the proper additives for the transmission and continued use can cause decreased shifting performance and lead to transmission damage.

2016, 2017, 2018 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Trim 1.5L Turbo 2.0L
Transmission CVT CVT
Total Fill 8 quarts (7.6 liters) 6.1 quarts (5.8 liters)
Initial Fill 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters) 3.7 quarts (3.5 liters)
Fluid type HCF-2 HCF-2

 

Trim 1.5L Turbo 2.0L
Transmission 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Total Fill 2 qt. (1.9 liters) 2.4 qt. (4.6 pints, 2.2 l)
Fluid type Honda MTF Honda MTF

 

 

9th Gen Honda Civic Transmission Fluid Capacity

2013, 2014, 2015 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Engine 1.8L 1.8L 1.8L
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Manual CVT
Total Fill 6.2 qt (5.9 l) 2.4 qt. (4.6 pints, 2.2 l) 5.4 qt (5.1 l)
Initial Fill 2.5 qt (2.4 l) 1.4 l (3 pints) 3.7 qt. (3.5 l)
Fluid type SL001 Honda MTF HCF-2

2012 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Engine 1.8L 1.8L
Transmission 5-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Manual
Total Fill 6.2 qt (5.9 l) 2.4 qt. (4.6 pints, 2.2 l)
Initial Fill 2.5 qt (2.4 l) 1.4 l (3 pints)
Fluid type SL001 Honda MTF

 

8th Gen Honda Civic Transmission Fluid Capacity

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Transmission Fluid Capacity Fluid Type
SPCA 5-speed Automatic transmission Total Fill 6.2 quarts (5.9 liters)
Initial Fill 2.5 quarts (2.4 liters)
SL040
SPFM 5-speed Manual transmission 3 pints (1.4 liters) GLS42. Honda Manual Transmission Fluid, P/N 08798-9031

 

7th Gen Honda Civic Transmission Fluid Capacity

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Transmission Fluid Capacity Fluid Type
SLW 5-speed Manual transmission 3.4 pints (1.6 liters) GLS42. Honda Manual Transmission Fluid, P/N 08798-9031
NRH3 5-speed Manual transmission 3.4 pints (1.6 liters) GLS42. Honda Manual Transmission Fluid, P/N 08798-9031
5-speed Automatic transmission Initial Fill 3.3 quarts (3.1 liters)
Total Fill 5.9 quarts (5.6 liters)
VTF06
4-speed Automatic transmission Total Fill 6.3 quarts (6 liters)
Initial Fill 2.9 quarts (2.7 liters)
SL040

Automatic Transmission Fluid:

Always use Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Transmission Fluid). If it’s not available, you may use a DEXRON III automatic transmission fluid as a temporary replacement. However, continued use can affect shift quality. Has the transmission flushed and refilled with Honda ATF-Z1 as soon as it is convenient?

Insert the dipstick all the way back in the transmission. The transmission should be drained and refilled with new fluid according to the time and distance recommendations in the maintenance schedule. To thoroughly flush the transmission, the technician should drain and refill it with Honda ATF-Z1, then drive the vehicle for a short distance. Do this three times. Then drain and refill the transmission a final time.

The transmission should be drained and refilled with new fluid according to the time and distance recommendations in the maintenance schedule.

Manual Transmission Fluid:

Genuine Honda Fluid 08798-9031 Manual Transmission Fluid - 1 Quart
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Genuine Honda Fluid 08798-9031 Manual Transmission Fluid - 1 Quart
  • Package Dimensions: 6.858 L x 22.352 H x 10.922 W (centimeters)
  • New and improved formula that meets quality standards
  • Improved shift quality
  • Lower fluid friction

Check the fluid level with the transmission at normal operating temperature and the vehicle sitting on level ground. Remove the transmission filler bolt and carefully feel inside the bolt hole with your finger. The fluid level should be up to the edge of the bolt hole. If it is not, add Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) until it starts to run out of the hole. Reinstall the filler bolt and tighten it securely.

If Honda MTF is not available, you may use an SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity motor oil with the API Certification seal that says ‘‘FOR GASOLINE ENGINES’’ as a temporary replacement. However, motor oil does not contain the proper additives, and continued use can cause stiffer shifting. Replace as soon as it is convenient. The transmission should be drained and refilled with new fluid according to the time and distance recommendations in the maintenance schedule.

 

6th Gen Honda Civic Transmission Fluid Capacity

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Transmission Fluid Capacity Fluid Type
4-speed Automatic transmission Total Fill 6.2 quarts (5.9 liters)
Initial Fill 2.9 quarts (2.7 liters)
SL040
5-speed Manual transmission 4.6 pints (2.2 liters) GLS42. Honda Manual Transmission Fluid, P/N 08798-9031
M4VA Automatic transmission Initial Fill 4.1 quarts (3.9 liters)
Total Fill 6.8 quarts (6.4 liters)
VTF06

5-speed Manual Transmission:

Genuine Honda Fluid 08798-9031 Manual Transmission Fluid - 1 Quart
1,356 Reviews
Genuine Honda Fluid 08798-9031 Manual Transmission Fluid - 1 Quart
  • Package Dimensions: 6.858 L x 22.352 H x 10.922 W (centimeters)
  • New and improved formula that meets quality standards
  • Improved shift quality
  • Lower fluid friction

Check the fluid level with the transmission at normal operating temperature and the car sitting on level ground. Remove the transmission filler bolt and carefully feel inside the bolt hole with your finger. The fluid level should be up to the edge of the bolt hole. If it is not, add Genuine Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF) until it starts to run out of the hole. Reinstall the filler bolt and tighten it securely.

If Honda MTF is not available, you may use an API service SG, SH or SJ grade motor oil with a viscosity of SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 as a temporary replacement. An SG grade is preferred, but an SH or SJ grade may be used if SG is not available. However, motor oil does not contain the proper additives and continued use can cause stiffer shifting. Replace as soon as convenient.

The transmission should be drained and refilled with new fluid according to the time and distance recommendations in the maintenance schedule.

 

5th Gen Honda Civic Transmission Fluid Capacity

1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Honda Civic transmission fluid capacity

Transmission Capacity Fluid type
5-speed Manual transmission 1.8 liters (1.9 US qt.; 3.8 pints) Manual transmission fluid
4-speed automatic transmission Total Fill 5.9 liters (6.2 quarts) Automatic transmission fluid

Check the fluid level with the engine at normal operating temperature.

  1. Park the car on level ground. Shut off the engine.
  2. Remove the dipstick (yellow loop) from the transmission and wipe it with a clean cloth.
  3. Insert the dipstick into the transmission.
  4. Remove the dipstick and check the fluid level. It should be between the upper and lower marks.
  5. If the level is below the lower mark, add fluid into the tube to bring it to the upper mark. Use Honda Premium Formula Automatic Transmission Fluid or an equivalent DEXRON II Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) only.
  6. Insert the dipstick all the way back in the transmission.

The transmission should be drained and refilled with new fluid every 24 months or 30,000 miles (48,000 km), whichever comes first.

Check the oil level a couple of minutes after shutting off the engine. Make sure the car is on level ground. Remove the transmission filler bolt. The oil level should be up to the edge of the bolt hole. Feel inside the bolt hole with your finger. If you do not feel any oil, slowly add oil until it starts to run out of the hole. Reinstall the filler bolt and tighten it securely.

Only use an API Service SF or SG grade motor oil with a viscosity of SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40. The transmission should be drained and refilled with new oil every 24 months or 30,000 miles (48,000 km), whichever comes first.

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3 thoughts on “Honda Civic Transmission Fluid Capacity”

  1. Kacy Kang

    2011 there was an overlap between 8th and 9th civics. I have a 2011 8th gen with a non CVT automatic transmission. Your article suggests all 2011 Civics have CVT. This is very misleading. Would hate for Someone to use CVT oil in their 8th gen Civic!

    1. Dan Hoffman

      Thank you, Kacy. We will correct this misleading.

  2. Mike

    Thanks for the information on the 2017 civic it doesn’t list the capacity for CVT in the book that comes with car. My civic is 1.5 turbo and your site says capacity is 2.39 and oil is Hfc2 thanks again.

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