Engine Honda N16A

The 1.6-liter Honda N16A diesel engine has been produced by the Japanese concern since 2013 and is installed on European versions of the popular Civic model and CR-V and HR-V crossovers. There are two modifications of this unit: with one turbine for 120 hp and with two for 160 hp.

The N-series also includes internal combustion engines: N22A and N22B.

The engine was installed on:

  • Honda Civic 9 (FB) in 2013 – 2018;
  • Honda Civic 10 (FC) in 2018 – 2019;
  • Honda CR-V 4 (RM) in 2013 – 2018;
  • Honda HR-V 2 (RU) in 2015 – 2018.


Production years since 2013
Displacement, cc 1597
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 120 (Single Turbo: N16A1, N16A2, N16A3)
160 (BiTurbo: N16A4)
Torque output, Nm 300 (Single Turbo: N16A1, N16A2, N16A3)
350 (BiTurbo: N16A4)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 76
Piston stroke, mm 88
Compression ratio 16.0
Features DOHC, intercooler
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging VGT (Single Turbo: N16A1, N16A2, N16A3)
biturbo (BiTurbo: N16A4)
Recommended engine oil 0W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.1
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Civic 2016)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 125

Disadvantages of the Honda N16A engine

  • On specialized forums, they often complain about the vagaries of piezoelectric injectors.
  • In engines of this family, it is recommended to change the fuel filter very often.
  • The particulate filter quickly fails from bad diesel fuel, and replacement is very expensive.

1 thought on “Engine Honda N16A”

  1. Injectors are the main issue for DPF and EGR A and B problems.
    I had 2 faulty injectors causing EGR filter and dpf malfunction. Changed them, cleaned the dpf in a specialized pressure machine and cleaned the EGR admission half sphere filter under the DPF. Now it works like a charm and has now 360000km.
    Fuel filter is hardly accessible and 160hp models do not have manual fuel pump integrated, need to plug external pump after fuel filter change.

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