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Engine List for Engine Swap in Honda Cars

This time we will discuss about swap engines on Honda cars.

We will no longer discuss the meaning and purpose of the swap engine because we have discussed it before in the discussion of the swap engine for Toyota cars  .

Talking about Japanese cars, Honda has become a brand that has no doubt about its popularity in the history of the automotive world. One of the uniqueness and also advantages, the number of car engines is very large and has various types of variants. We take the example of the B series engine which consists of B16, B17, B18, B20, B21. Each of these types/generations has various variants, for example B18 which has 15 variants such as B18A1, B18A2, B18B1, B18B2, B18B3, B18B4, B18C1, B18C2, and so on.

In addition, in modifications we can often combine several components from different machines. For example, combining a B16A cylinder head with a B20B engine block. It’s like we’re playing lego hehe. This is referred to as a  hybrid swap which results in a Frankenstein engine ( Frankenstein engine ). Same with Frankenstein’s monster story created through merging the organs of different people.

The cars that will be discussed here will of course be limited to Honda cars circulating in Indonesia. Apart from that, we have narrowed it down again, specifically discussing old cars because it seems that it is rare for people to swap engines in the latest cars, hehe.

The engine swaps in this review do not include cross-brand engine swaps with the consideration that most people want their cars to still have the same ‘DNA’. I compiled this list from cyberspace searches haha, namely articles, domestic and foreign car community forums, Youtube and others.

Further information regarding the details of the engine swap process, the required budget and other details, please just google it. Or practically, please consult with the nearest swap engine workshop.

List of Honda Cars for Engine Swap

Honda Grand Civic/ Civic LX

This 4th generation civic car was practically sold for quite a short time, namely from 1988 to 1991. The exterior is ngotak or boxy style However, the fairly low body size and the long thin headlamp make this car still feel fresh to the eye. Several engine options such as the D16A8, D16A9, and ZC are the main choices for engine swaps because they only need to be attached to the ‘ pleck’ ( bolt-in swap ) and do not require much modification. For the installation of the latest type / generation engine on this car such as B16A2, B16B, B17A, B18C, and B18C5 can be done but requires more complex modifications. This is mainly due to the latest type/generation machines already equipped with several sensor systems for On-Board Diagnostic (OBD1/OBD2).

Machine options:

  • ZC ( bolt-in swap )
  • D16A8 ( bolt-in swap )
  • D16A9 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B16A
  • B18B

Honda Civic Genio

This is a much-loved car in its time and its charm has not been lost to this day. With a compact design and quite sporty, Honda Genio is often hunted by young people. To improve the performance of this car by replacing the engine is relatively easy. Some legendary Honda engines with quite large power such as B16A2, B16A3 (160hp), B18C1 (170hp), and H22A (197hp) can be easily swapped to Genio.

Machine options:

  • B16A2 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B16A3 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B18C1 ( bolt-in swap )
  • H22A ( bolt-in swap )
  • B17A
  • B18C5
  • B16B

Honda Civic Estilo

Estilo is a Genio variant with a 3-door hatchback type with a stylish body curve. Because of that and added to the limited number, this car costs 2 or even 3 times more than its brother Genio. The engine swap in this car is done by changing the engine to a B series engine such as the B16 and B18. For those who have more budget, you can also change to a K20 or H22 engine which has a higher swap complexity level than the B series engine.

Machine options:

  • B16A2 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B16A3 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B18C1 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B18B
  • H22A
  • K20

Honda Civic Ferio

The successor of this Genio still has a sporty character with the addition of a little elegant feel. This sixth-generation Civic also has some similar swap options with its older brother. One difference is that the B18C5 and B16B engines are bolt-in swap options , just install with a few modifications.

Machine options:

  • B16A2 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B16A3 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B18C1 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B18C5 ( bolt-in swap )
  • B16B  bolt-in swap )
  • H22A

Honda Civic ES VTi/ VTi-S

Unlike the previous two generations, starting from this generation the Honda Civic became a bit bulky and bulky. This makes the sporty impression of this car feel reduced. No wonder the sales were not good and quite rarely found on the streets. The Civic ES uses the Honda D Engine engine family. However, there is also a variant, namely the Ep3 Civic Si / SiR / Type R which uses a K engine with considerable power. Therefore, the option to replace the engine in this car is to use the K engine, namely K20A2 (197hp) and K20A3 (160hp). Some tuners also use the K24 engine from the Honda CRV.

Machine options:

  • K20A2 ( bolt-in swap )
  • K20A3 ( bolt-in swap )
  • K24

Honda Accord Maestro

Switching to the highest caste of Honda sedans, namely the Accord Maestro, which is the 4th generation Honda Accord. Its low body plus a thin headlamp makes this car still look fresh even though it is fairly old. The most popular engines to swap in Maestro are the H22 and H23.

Machine options:

  • H22 ( bolt-in swap )
  • H23 ( bolt-in swap )

Honda Accord Cielo

The car which is often called by the name Cielo is the fifth generation Accord which was produced in 1994-1997. With a large body, this car is equipped with a fairly powerful engine, namely the F22A6 with 140hp power. The engine swap option in this car is the H22A engine from the Accord SiR which produces 187hp. Another option to increase the Cielo’s performance without changing the engine is to add a turbocharger (boost) system to the F22A6’s default engine.

Machine options:

  • H22A ( bolt-in swap )
  • H22A3 ( bolt-in swap )
  • H22A7 ( bolt-in swap )
  • K24

Honda City SX8/ City Type Z

The car, known as the City Type Z, is a subcompact sedan that was sold in 2000-2003. Due to its limited sales in the Asian (SEA) market, information about engine swaps in this car is not as diverse as other Honda sedans. However, the ZC engine can certainly be entered because the ZC is similar to the D series engine which in fact is a stock engine from City Z. In addition, some users have succeeded in immersing the H22A engine or B series engine such as the B16A or B20B.

Machine options:

  • ZC ( bolt-in swap )
  • B20B ( bolt-in swap )
  • B16A
  • H22A

Honda Jazz/ Honda Fit

This five-door car is a popular mini MPV car with a high level of sales. Its modern and sporty exterior design makes this car a success in reaching various fans, especially young people. The K20 swap is the most popular engine replacement option even though it is quite expensive. A more pocket-friendly option is the K24 from the Accord or CRV, although the engine is heavier than the K20.

Machine options:

  • K20A
  • K24A

Engine List for Engine Swap in Honda Cars

As previously mentioned Honda engines have various variants. Therefore, we will not show all the machines with the consideration that this article will not be long hehe. To see a complete list of Honda engines, we can get the information  here .

ZC (3rd Generation)

Production : 1988 – 1991
Capacity : 1.6 L
Type : DOHC Non-VTEC
Power : 130 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque : 106 lbft @ 5700 rpm
Redline : 7200 rpm
Stroke : 90 mm
Bore : 75 mm
Compression ratio : 9.5:1
Weight : 113 Kg
Engine Potential : 170+ hp
Origin of engine : Honda CR-X
Swap Engine to : Grand Civic, Honda City Z


Production : 1992 – 2000
Capacity : 1.6 L
Power : 160 hp @ 7600 rpm
Torque : 111 lbft @ 7500 rpm
Redline : 8000 rpm
VTEC Activation : 5600 rpm
Stroke : 77.4 mm
Bore : 81 mm
Compression ratio : 10.2: 1
Weight : 181 Kg
Engine Potential : 200+ hp
Origin of engine : Honda Civic EG6/ EG9/ EK4, Honda Civic EM1
Swap Engine to : Honda Genio, Estilo, Ferio

Honda Civic EG6


Production : 1994 – 2001
Capacity : 1.8 L
Power : 170 hp @ 7600 rpm
Torque : 128 lbft @ 6200 rpm
Redline : 8000 rpm
VTEC Activation : 4700 rpm
Stroke : 87.2 mm
Bore : 81 mm
Compression ratio : 10.0: 1
Weight : 167 Kg
Engine Potential : 300+ hp
Origin of engine : USDM Integra GS-R
Swap Engine to : Honda Genio, Estilo, Ferio


Production : 1995– 2002
Capacity : 2.0 L
Type : DOHC Non-VTEC
Power : 150 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque : 136 lbft @ 4500 rpm
Redline : 6700 rpm
Stroke : 89 mm
Bore : 84 mm
Compression ratio : 9.6:1
Weight : 144 Kg
Engine Potential : 180+ hp
Origin of engine : JDM Honda Orthia, CRV
Swap Engine to : Honda City Type Z


Production : 1992 – 2001
Capacity : 2.1 L
Power : 185-220 hp
Redline : 7200-7600 rpm
VTEC activation : 5800 rpm
Stroke : 90.7 mm
Bore : 87 mm
Compression ratio : 10.0-10.6:1 (North America ), 10.0-11.0:1 (Europe), 10.6-11.0:1 (Japan)
Weight : 174 Kg
Engine Potential : 300+ hp
Engine origin : Prelude Si/SiR/Type-S, Accord SiR,
Swap Engine to : Honda Genio, Estilo, Ferio, Cielo


Production : 2001 – 2011
Capacity : 2.0 L
Type : DOHC i-VTEC
Power : 212-221 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque : 149-159 lbft @ 6000-7000 rpm
Redline : 8600 rpm
i-VTEC Activation : 5800-6000 rpm
Stroke : 86 mm
Bore : 86 mm
Compression ratio : 11.5:1/ 11.7:1
Weight : 182 Kg
Engine Potential : 300+ hp
Engine origin : Civic Type R, Integra Type R, Accord Euro R
Swap Engine to : Honda Estilo, Civic ES VTi/ VTi-S, Jazz/ Fit

Integra Type-R


Production : 2001 – 2012
Capacity : 2.4 L
Type : DOHC i-VTEC
Power : 200 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque : 171 lbft @ 4500 rpm
Redline : 7100 rpm
i-VTEC Activation : 6000 rpm
Stroke : 99 mm
Bore : 87 mm
Compression ratio : 10.5:1
Weight : 188 Kg
Engine Potential : 400+ hp
Origin of engine : Accord Type-S, Odyssey Absolute, Acura TSX
Swap Engine to : Accord Cielo, Civic ES VTi/ VTi-S, Jazz/ Fit

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