Engine Honda L15B

The 1.5-liter Honda L15B gasoline engine has been produced at factories in Japan since 2013 and is installed on a number of modern models of the concern, such as the Fit, City, Civic and Accord. The unit is offered in two versions: atmospheric with injector and turbo with direct injection.

The L-series also includes internal combustion engines: L13A, L13B and L15A.

The engine was installed on:

  • Honda Accord 10 (CV) since 2017;
  • Honda City 7 (GN) since 2017;
  • Honda Civic 10 (FC) in 2015 – 2021; Civic 11 (FE) since 2021;
  • Honda CR-V 5 (RW) since 2016;
  • Honda HR-V 2 (RU) since 2013;
  • Honda Fit 3 (GP) in 2013 – 2020;
  • Honda Freed 2 (GB5) since 2016;
  • Honda Jade 1 (FR) in 2013 – 2020;
  • Honda Jazz 3 (GK) in 2015 – 2017.


Production years since 2013
Displacement, cc 1497
Fuel system injector (L15B1 i-VTEC)
direct injection (VTC Turbo: L15B7, L15BA, L15BE, L15BY)
Power output, hp 132 (L15B1 i-VTEC)
175 – 205 (VTC Turbo)
Torque output, Nm 155 (L15B1 i-VTEC)
220 – 260 (VTC Turbo)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 73
Piston stroke, mm 89.4
Compression ratio 11.5 (L15B1 i-VTEC)
10.3 – 10.6 (VTC Turbo)
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator i-VTEC (L15B1 i-VTEC)
VTC (VTC Turbo)
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Jazz 2016)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~275 000
Weight, kg 100

Disadvantages of the Honda L15B engine

  • These motors are still little produced and characteristic malfunctions have not yet been identified;
  • However, the previous units of this series are quite reliable and have no weaknesses;
  • The dense engine compartment layout in a number of models makes it difficult to maintain the motor;
  • On specialized forums, owners often complain about the limited resource of ignition coils;
  • Hydraulic lifters are not provided and clearances need to be adjusted every 50,000 km.

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