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2006 Honda Civic Coupe - Overview

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$14,560 – $22,240 MSRP

$13,327 – $20,332 Invoice

23 / 32 MPG City/Hwy

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Power Circle Ratings

Overall Quality 5.0

Overall Performance and Design 4.0

Overall Dependability 3.0

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2006 Honda Civic Coupe

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Overview

What's New
The cornerstone of Honda's universe, the Civic, is all-new for 2006. Now in its eighth generation, the 2006 model receives contemporary exterior styling; a new interior with two-tier instrument panel; more powerful, efficient engines with lower emissions; enhanced suspension geometry; and standard front, front-side, and side-curtain air bags. All Civics now feature drive-by-wire throttle control, anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution, active front head restraints, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. Satellite navigation with voice recognition is now available, as is XM Satellite Radio. The Civic Hybrid can now deactivate the gas engine and operate using only the electric motor in certain low-speed cruising situations.

Overview
The popular front-drive Civic is available in four trim levels: base DX, up-level LX, well-appointed EX, and the fuel-sipping Hybrid. The DX, LX, and EX Civics are powered by a new 140-hp, 1.8L inline 4-cylinder engine mated to a standard five-speed manual or optional automatic transmission. The Hybrid model is propelled by the combination of a 93-hp inline-four and a 20-hp electric assist motor/generator that distributes power to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Notable standard features include dual front/front-side/side-curtain air bags, daytime running lights, power windows, and rear-seat heater ducts. All Civic audio systems have MP3/WMA (Windows Media Audio) CD playback capability. In addition, auxiliary audio input jacks are standard equipment on EX and Hybrid models, allowing for portable device playback through the stereo's speakers. XM Satellite Radio and a satellite navigation system are also available on EX and Hybrid models.

Recognized for its thrifty fuel consumption, the 2006 Civic returns an estimated 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway when fitted with the automatic transmission. The Hybrid boasts 41/51 mpg in city/highway driving. Compared to a 2006 Civic Sedan with an automatic transmission, the Hybrid provides a city fuel economy increase of approximately 63 percent and a highway increase of about 27 percent.

The Competition
Since its U.S. introduction in 1973, Honda has sold more than 7 million Civics in this country. That's tough competition for the other 19 vehicles that comprise the Compact Conventional segment.

According to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM Civic led the segment with 308,415 sales in calendar-year 2005. The Civic's toughest competition comes from the Toyota Corolla, which sold 244,032 units in 2005, and from Chevrolet's Cobalt, which found 212,667 buyers. Others in the category include the Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra, Dodge Neon, Hyundai Elantra, and Suzuki Aerio.

Available Trims for the 2006 Honda Civic Coupe

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
DX (M5) 5 speed manual $14,560 140-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 30/38
LX (M5) 5 speed manual $16,510 140-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 30/38
EX (M5) 5 speed manual $18,460 140-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 30/38
Si (M6) 6 speed manual $20,290 197-hp / 2.0L 4-cyl 23/32

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  • 2006 Toyota Corolla Sedan

    $14,105–$17,880 Base MSRP

    $13,047–$16,179 Invoice

    26/34 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 3.0

    Overall Dependability 4.0

  • 2006 Hyundai Elantra Hatchback

    $14,465–$16,315 Base MSRP

    $13,525–$15,092 Invoice

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    Overall Performance and Design 2.0

    Overall Dependability 4.0

  • 2006 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

    $14,065–$15,915 Base MSRP

    $13,151–$14,722 Invoice

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    Overall Performance and Design 2.0

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  • 2006 Honda Civic Coupe

    $14,560–$22,240 Base MSRP

    $13,327–$20,332 Invoice

    23/32 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 4.0

    Overall Dependability 3.0

  • 2006 Honda Civic Sedan

    $14,760–$24,440 Base MSRP

    $13,509–$22,719 Invoice

    28/38 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 4.0

    Overall Dependability 3.0

  • 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan

    $22,150–$23,650 Base MSRP

    $20,250–$21,619 Invoice

    49/51 MPG City/Hwy

    Overall Quality 5.0

    Overall Performance and Design 4.0

    Overall Dependability 3.0

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