2020 Honda Civic Sport Engine Oil Capacity

The 2020 Honda Civic Sport’s oil capacity depends on the type of engine you have. Let’s dive in.
Written by Jaya Anandjit
Reviewed by Bellina Gaskey
The 2020 Civic Sport adds luxurious refinement to the value and efficiency of Honda’s prized vehicle. But to keep it running smoothly, you’ll need to know its engine oil capacity, which differs depending on your Civic Sport’s engine type.
For the 2020 Civic Sport, drivers have the option of a sedan, coupe, hatchback, or touring hatchback, each of which has up to two engines and two transmissions. Upgraded finishes and technology make this five-seat front-wheel drive vehicle a value-packed, sporty choice, especially with the optional stick-shift transmission. 
If you’re lucky enough to own a 2020 Civic Sport, you’ll want to keep it in tip-top shape with the right
car maintenance
. Here’s a quick guide to changing your 2020 Honda Civic Sport’s engine oil, including the oil capacity for both available engine options. 

2020 Honda Civic Sport engine oil capacity

There are two engines used in the 2020 Honda Civic Sport. The first is a base 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder, and the other is an upgraded 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Here’s the oil capacity for each 2020 Civic vehicle type: 
Vehicle type
Engine displacement
Engine oil capacity (with filter)
1.5 L
3.7 qt / 3.5 L
2.0 L
5.7 qt / 5.4 L
2.0 L
3.7 qt / 3.5 L
1.5 L
4.4 qt / 4.2 L
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Notice that the engine displacement reflects the amount of space taken up by its cylinders, while the oil capacity is different and represents the amount of engine oil required to keep it running. 

What kind of oil does a 2020 Honda Civic Sport need?

Since your Civic Sport is a performance-oriented car, you’ll want to ensure that you buy the correct oil to keep it running strong. The following are recommended engine oil options for a 2020 Honda Civic Sport:
  • Owner's manual recommendation: Genuine Honda Motor Oil—specifically, premium-grade 0W-20
  • Recommendation 2: Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil
  • Recommendation 3: Mobil 1 Extended Performance Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-20
No matter what specific brand you buy, you’ll want to make sure you have 0W-20 synthetic oil. This oil is made to keep a low viscosity in cold temperatures (“W” meaning “winter”) and remain thin at blazing hot operating temperatures.

How often to change oil on a 2020 Honda Civic Sport

Now that you have your engine oil capacity and oil type on hand, you can begin the process of changing your oil! 
Honda advises that drivers change their oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, which could be anywhere from six to eight months if you’re using conventional oil. You can delay an oil change to every 7,500 to 10,000 miles for synthetic oil.
Thankfully the 2020 Honda Civic Sport features Honda’s Maintenance Minder, which tracks oil levels in your Honda and displays information about your engine oil on the driver’s dashboard. Your engine oil’s health is rated by a percentage scale between 0 to 100, and the system will indicate that your oil is in need of a change with low percentage scores.
Here are some other signs that it's time for an oil change:
  • Dark brown or black motor oil (clean oil is light brown-amber, like tea. Dirty oil is like soda)
  • Gritty or coarse motor oil
  • Unfamiliar engine noises
  • Unordinary smells (e.g., oil, smoke, burning)
  • Changes in your Civic’s performance

How to change your oil and oil filter

Before you change your oil and oil filter, you’ll need to gather a few tools and materials. Have a socket wrench, oil filter wrench, and a drain pan on hand. Ensure you’ve also purchased a replacement oil filter and the right amount of 0W-20 engine oil.
Begin with running the engine until it reaches its normal operating temperature, then shut the engine off and open the hood. Go through the following steps to perform a successful oil change: 
  • Remove the engine oil fill cap
  • Get underneath the engine and remove the screws on the undercarriage to remove the under-cover
  • While beneath the engine, grab your drain pan and remove the oil drain bolt and washer
  • The oil will begin to fill the pan. You can now remove the oil filter
  • Ensure the filter gasket is not stuck to the engine, and if it is, detach it
  • Wipe away any dust or dirt on the engine block, then install the new filter
  • Replace the washer on the drain bolt and tighten it to 30 lb-ft
  • Refill the engine with new oil
  • Reinstall the engine oil fill cap
Once you’ve completed each step, you can turn your car on and let it run for a minute or two. Check that the drain bolt and oil filter are not leaking, then stop the engine. After about three minutes, check the engine oil level using the dipstick
If everything is in place and your oil level is correct, your 2020 Honda Civic Sport Maintenance Minder should show a 100% health score, which sets you in until your next oil change. 
The last step of your oil change involves cleaning up the mess. Correctly dispose of the oil by placing it in a sealed container and delivering it to your local recycling center. DO NOT dump the old oil on the ground, in your garbage, down the drain, or into your toilet. 
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