2006 Honda Civic

Torrance, Calif. September 19, 2005

The 2006 Civic represents an extreme transformation of design and dynamics. Multiple powertrains for 2006 range from 197-horsepower high performance to a 51 mpg gas-sipping hybrid to an all-around performer with two body styles, representing one of the most diverse vehicles in the industry. An expressive and futuristic design with exciting performance and a dedication to providing advanced safety technology set the Civic apart from the competition.

Civic (all models)

  • Four completely redesigned models include an ultra-efficient Civic Hybrid Sedan, the well-equipped and technologically-advanced Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe and the high performance Civic Si Coupe
  • Advanced safety systems include Honda-exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure for vehicle-to-vehicle crash compatibility and collision energy management, and a long list of standard safety equipment including side curtain airbags, driver's and front passenger's side airbags, and anti-lock braking
  • Expressive exterior styling exhibits sporty character and refined presence
  • Interior delivers more style and function than any other vehicle in segment
  • New exterior styling features a one-motion profile representing a distinct departure from traditional three-box styling with an ultra-fast windshield rake, minimal front and rear overhangs, and a reduced gap between the tires and fenders
  • Interior styling and functionality increased with two-tier instrument panel
  • Improved seating areas and multi-functional center console
  • Active front seat head restraints
  • Standard 4-channel advanced logic ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation SystemTM with Voice Recognition (available on Si, Hybrid and EX)
  • XM® Satellite Radio (available on Si, Hybrid and EX)
  • Front MacPherson strut suspension with enhanced geometry
  • Compact multi-link double wishbone rear suspension with enhanced geometry
  • Unique wheelbase and exterior dimensions for Sedan and Coupe
  • Drive-by-Wire™ (DBW) throttle control on all models
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel

Civic Si

  • 2.0-liter i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine (197-horsepower @ 7800 rpm and 139 lb-ft. torque @ 6200 rpm)
  • 6-speed manual transmission with helical-type limited slip differential
  • Exclusive exterior includes rear deck wing, aero cladding and Si badging
  • Exclusive interior with deeply bolstered seats, red fabric stitching and unique trim panels
  • Standard 17" alloy wheels with 215/45 R17 M+S tires (summer tire available)

Civic Hybrid

  • 1.3-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 20 horsepower electric motor (combined 110-horsepower @ 6000 rpm and 123 lb-ft. torque @ 1000-2500 rpm)
  • New lighter, more powerful and efficient Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system with greatly enhanced energy regeneration capability and electric-only operation
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as standard equipment
  • 49/51 mpg city/highway
  • AT-PZEV emission technology in all 50 states
  • Exclusive interior styling includes IMA instrument panel meters, two-tone seating surfaces and new blue interior option

Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe

  • All-new 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with more advanced valve control technology
  • 140 horsepower @ 6300 rpm and 128 lb-ft. torque @ 4300 rpm
  • Power output comparable to a 2.0-liter engine and fuel economy comparable to a 1.5-liter engine
  • 30/40 mpg city/highway (automatic transmission)
  • LEV-II ULEV emissions in all 50 states
  • 5-speed automatic transmission available (standard 5-speed manual)*Fuel economy based on 2006 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary.