Could use some advice please.
I am considering the purchase of a new 2016 Honda Civic CVT. Some of the features I want come standard with the turbo engine trim levels. Honda is known for making a very reliable engine and my hope is to keep the car for 10+ years. My job involves being stationed for several months out of the year in cities throughout the U.S. which involves all manner of driving conditions. Actually, I avoid heavy snow locations in the winter months. I’ve been reading that more and more cars will be running with these gasoline turbo engines in years to come. Even with proper maintenance am I setting myself up for much higher and more likely repair and maintenance costs? Is my eventual resale going to be worth significantly less because it’s a turbo? Even if I decide to sell it in 5-7 years?
Here’s a description I found of the two available CVT engines.
2016 Civic Sedan is a 1.5-liter direct-injected and turbocharged 16-valve inline-4, mated to a CVT – the first turbo’d engine on a U.S. Honda model. It will be available in EX-T, EX-L trims and Touring trims. According to Honda exec Sage Marie, this unit will produce around “30hp” more than the current 1.8L unit, which puts it to 173hp.
The other engine is a 2.0-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder for the base LX, which Marie said will be the most powerful base engine ever offered on Civic producing 15hp more at 158hp. Buyers will be able to choose between a 6-speed manual or continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).