2014 Honda Civic Engine Oil Capacity

Want to change your 2014 Honda Civic’s oil at home? Jerry is here with some helpful tips and specs!
Written by Cameron Thiessen
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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The Honda Civic was available with a total of four different engines in 2014 (if you include the
Civic Hybrid
). The type of oil you need to use is the same across the board, but the oil capacity for the 2014 Honda Civic varies by engine.
Broadly speaking, the amount of oil a 2014 Civic needs will fall between 3.8 and 4.2 quarts. To determine which type of engine you have, and therefore its exact oil capacity, you can check your owner’s manual or look on the engine block under the hood.
It’s always a good idea to read your owner’s manual before doing any maintenance on your car. If you’ve misplaced it, you can typically find a digital owner’s manual online.
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2014 Honda Civic engine oil capacity

Here are the different amounts of oil you need for each 2014 Honda Civic engine:
  • 1.8-liter I-4 (both fuel types): 3.9 quarts of motor oil
  • 2.4-liter I-4: 4.4 quarts of motor oil
The different liter amounts represent the displacement of each engine, referring to the total volume of air-gas mixture that fills all of the engine cylinders in a single engine cycle. These amounts do not refer to the amount of oil you put in your engine.
Engine oil capacities are measured in quarts.
The standard Honda Civic powertrain for the 2014 model year is a 1.8-liter inline-four engine with 143 horsepower. The
CNG
model has an engine of the same size, but it runs on compressed natural gas
The hybrid runs on a 1.5-liter inline-four paired with an electric motor. And finally, the sporty
Civic Si
trim has a 2.4-liter inline-four that gets 205 horsepower.

What kind of oil does a 2014 Honda Civic need?

Each Honda Civic engine from the 2014 model year uses 0W-20 oil.
Honda
recommends that you use Genuine Honda Motor Oil.
0W-20 is a thinner oil for smaller engines. The “W” stands for “winter,” and the number next to it represents the oil’s viscosity (or thickness) at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The second number represents the oil’s viscosity at 212 Fahrenheit, an engine’s normal operating temperature.

How often to change the oil on a 2014 Honda Civic

Synthetic oil allows you to go longer without
changing your oil
than conventional oil. Since many vehicles like the 2014 Honda Civic are optimized for synthetic oil, you might as well use it. While it costs more, it’ll last about twice as long.
You’ll need to change your 2014 Civic’s engine oil about every 7,500 miles. If you think it might be time to change your oil, here are some signs that should confirm your suspicion:
  • Oil is dark and opaque, rather than light and semi-transparent
  • Oil has a dirty/gritty texture
  • Your engine is producing unfamiliar smells/sounds
  • You’ve noticed a decline in your engine’s overall performance

How to change your oil and oil filter

If you’ve read the signs and the signs say do an oil change, here’s what to do next. Gather the following supplies:
  • Socket wrench
  • Drain pan
  • Filter wrench
  • Replacement oil filter
  • The correct amount of the correct type of oil
  • Rags—things might get messy
To start, run your engine for a few minutes to warm up the oil for better draining. Just remember to turn the engine back off before draining your oil!
You’re also going to want to make sure you’re able to get underneath the car’s engine, at least enough to access the oil drain and position the drain pan to catch the draining oil.
Once you’re ready, follow these steps:
  • Pop the hood and remove the oil fill cap.
  • Get underneath the engine and position the drain pan under the oil drain. The oil may flow forward, so pay attention to the positioning!
  • When you’re all set for the oil to start flowing, remove the oil drain bolt and washer, using your socket wrench. Get ready for that oil to flow!
  • Eventually, the oil will start to flow at a slower rate, and you may need to move the drain pan.
  • When the oil starts to drain slower, you’re okay to remove the old oil filter. You should be able to access it from under the hood.
  • Once the old one is off, install the fresh filter.
  • After all of the old oil has drained, put the oil drain bolt back on with a new washer, tightening it to 30 lb-ft.
  • Now, fill your engine with the correct amount of new 0W-20 oil via the oil fill opening under the hood.
You’re almost done! After changing your oil, it’s a good idea to turn on your car and let your engine run for about 30 seconds before you check the oil level. This will give you a more accurate measurement, and you’ll be able to top it off if necessary.
Then, drain the old oil from the drain pan into sealed containers so it can be properly recycled.

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