A 1.3-liter engine has been used in many vehicles, including the performance-oriented 2010 Mazda RX-8, the economical 1998 Suzuki Swift and the green 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid. Each vehicle uses a 1.3-liter engine, but each has different applications. The results are a wide range of torque specifications.
2007 Honda Civic Hybrid
In the 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid, the 1.3-liter, inline four-cylinder engine is coupled with an electric motor to provide gas mileage of up to 51 miles per gallon on the highway. The maximum torque is rated at 123 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm.
1998 Suzuki Swift
The 1.3-liter engine found in the 1998 Suzuki Swift is also inline four-cylinder setup, but it has no additional power sources. The engine produces 75 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm.
2010 Mazda RX-8
The 2010 Mazda RX-8 uses a rotary engine with a displacement of 1.3 liters. This performance-oriented, high-revving engine generates 159 pound-feet of torque at 5,500 rpm.
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