Average Price:$5,064
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Floor Material: carpet
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Front bumper color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Digital odometer · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: maintenance reminder, low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: Halogen
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual, manual folding
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners front, · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: cloth
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires · Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $15,355 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.8L 140 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$15,355
Invoice$13,509

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
36MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door Locks--
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.8L 140 hp I4
Power 140 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 128 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume13 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length176.7 in
Width69 in
Height56.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12 cu ft
In the 2006 complete redesign of its popular compact-car, Honda created a sleeker, more powerful yet more fuel efficient Civic that offers more premium features. Standard equipment on... Read More
In the 2006 complete redesign of its popular compact-car, Honda created a sleeker, more powerful yet more fuel efficient Civic that offers more premium features.
Standard equipment on the base DX sedan is limited to tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power windows, height-adjustable driver’s seat, and 15-inch steel wheels. 10.3-inch front disc brakes pair with 7.9-inch rear drum brakes.
A SOHC 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine with Honda’s i-VTEC variable valve timing system producing 140 hp at 6,300 rpm provides the power with a five-speed manual as standard and an optional five-speed automatic. With the manual, 0-60 happens around 7.7 seconds with the skidpad yielding 0.81 g. More important for Civic buyers, the EPA rates the engine at 30/39 mpg for the manual transmission and 30/40 mpg for the automatic. Reviewers found the engine to be peppy around town, adequate for 80-mph highway cruising, but lacking in passing power.
Honda stiffened the Civic’s body and revised its suspension with the ‘06 redesign which improved its agility and responsiveness. Most reviewers found its taut suspension compliant over imperfect road surfaces. Steering and braking are responsive and solid. Overall, reviewers praised the easy drivability of the Civic as a sturdy, reliable daily driver.
Inside, Honda has divided up the gauges with a central digital speedometer and digital gas and temperature gauges to either side directly under the windshield base. Below, in the second tier, a traditional analog tachometer is aligned for a through the steering wheel view. Controls are within easy reach.
Reviewers were impressed with the interior’s mix of high-grade plastics and fabrics. The tilt/telescoping steering wheel and supportive front seats provide driver and front passenger with a comfortable ride. A number of reviewers complained about the uncomfortable placement of the e-brake next to the shifter console and right into their knee!
Honda claims that the Civic seats five and with the ‘06’s extra width it’s a little bit more comfortable back there. But knee space is tight if the front seats are more than half way back. The rear seats are well contoured.
Standard safety equipment includes dual-stage/dual threshold front airbags, front side airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, ABS brakes with independent electronic rear brake distribution, and active head restraints. In addition, Honda has engineered the Civic for better crash energy absorption.
Divided on the aesthetic merits of Honda’s exterior and interior redesign, critics lined up to present the 2006 Civic with best buy awards in its class.
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: door pockets, front seatback
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Front bumper color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Digital odometer · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: maintenance reminder, low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: Halogen
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners front, · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires · Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $17,305 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.8L 140 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$17,305
Invoice$15,288

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
36MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

1.8L 140 hp I4
Power 140 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 128 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume13 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length176.7 in
Width69 in
Height56.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12 cu ft
In the 2006 complete redesign of its popular compact car, Honda creates a sleeker, more powerful, yet more fuel efficient Civic that offers more premium features. Standard equipment on... Read More
In the 2006 complete redesign of its popular compact car, Honda creates a sleeker, more powerful, yet more fuel efficient Civic that offers more premium features.
Standard equipment on the midlevel LX sedan includes a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls, a four-speaker, 160-watt AM/FM/CD stereo with MP3 and WMA playback, speed-sensitive auto-volume control, and 16-inch wheels. 10.3-inch front disc brakes pair with 7.9-inch rear drum brakes.
A SOHC 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine with Honda’s i-VTEC variable valve timing system producing 140 hp at 6,300 rpm provides the power, with a five-speed manual standard or an optional five-speed automatic. With the manual, 0-60 happens in around 7.7 seconds, with the skidpad yielding 0.81 g. More important for Civic buyers, the EPA rates the engine at 30/39 mpg with the manual transmission and 30/40 mpg with the automatic. Reviewers find the engine peppy around town and adequate for 80-mph highway cruising, but lacking in passing power.
Honda stiffens the Civic’s body and revises its suspension with the ‘06 redesign, which improves its agility and responsiveness. Most reviewers find its taut suspension compliant over imperfect road surfaces. Steering and braking are responsive and solid. Overall, reviewers praise the easy drivability of the Civic as a sturdy, reliable daily driver.
Inside, Honda has divided up the gauges with a central digital speedometer and digital gas and temperature gauges to either side, directly under the windshield base. Below, in the second tier, a traditional analog tachometer is aligned for a through-the-steering-wheel view. Controls are within easy reach.
Reviewers are impressed with the interior’s mix of high-grade plastics and fabrics. The tilt/telescoping steering wheel and supportive front seats provide the driver and front passenger with a comfortable ride. A number of reviewers complain about the uncomfortable placement of the emergency brake, next to the shifter console and too close to their knee!
Honda claims the Civic seats five, and with the ‘06’s extra width, it’s a little bit more comfortable back there. But knee space is tight if the front seats are more than halfway back. The rear seats are well contoured.
Standard safety equipment includes dual-stage/dual-threshold front airbags, front side airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, ABS brakes with independent electronic rear brake distribution, and active head restraints. In addition, Honda has engineered the Civic for better crash energy absorption.
Divided on the aesthetic merits of Honda’s exterior and interior redesign, critics lined up to present the 2006 Civic with best buy awards in its class.
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Front bumper color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
In Car Entertainment Video system: auxiliary audio/video input
Instrumentation Clock · Digital odometer · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: maintenance reminder, low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: Halogen
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: tilt, one-touch open/close, power glass
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners front, · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $19,055 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.8L 140 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,055
Invoice$16,884

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
36MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.8L 140 hp I4
Power 140 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 128 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume13 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length176.7 in
Width69 in
Height56.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12 cu ft
In the 2006 complete redesign of its popular compact-car, Honda created a sleeker, more powerful yet more fuel efficient Civic that offers more premium features. Standard equipment on... Read More
In the 2006 complete redesign of its popular compact-car, Honda created a sleeker, more powerful yet more fuel efficient Civic that offers more premium features.
Standard equipment on the top of the line EX sedan adds a power moonroof, variable windshield wipers, 60/40 split folding rear seatback, upgraded stereo system (XM ready), remote trunk release, rear seat center armrest, outside temperature reading, rear disc brakes, and 16-inch alloy wheels to the mid-level LX trim’s list of standard equipment. A separate EX sedan model with navigation and automatic transmission was available.
A SOHC 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine with Honda’s i-VTEC variable valve timing system producing 140 hp at 6,300 rpm provides the power with a five-speed manual as standard and an optional five-speed automatic. With the manual, 0-60 happens around 7.7 seconds with the skidpad yielding 0.81 g. More important for Civic buyers, the EPA rates the engine at 30/39 mpg with the manual transmission and 30/40 mpg with the automatic. Test drivers in an automatic EX managed an average 33.2 mpg. Reviewers found the engine to be peppy around town, adequate for 80-mph highway cruising, but lacking in passing power.
Honda stiffened the Civic’s body and revised its suspension with the ‘06 redesign which improved its agility and responsiveness. Most reviewers found its taut suspension compliant over imperfect road surfaces. Steering and braking are responsive and solid. Overall, reviewers praised the easy drivability and comfort of the Civic EX as a sturdy and reliable daily driver.
Inside, Honda has divided up the gauges with a central digital speedometer and digital gas and temperature gauges to either side directly under the windshield base. Below, in the second tier, a traditional analog tachometer is aligned for a through the steering wheel view. Controls are within easy reach.
Reviewers were impressed with the interior’s mix of high-grade plastics and fabrics. The tilt/telescoping steering wheel and supportive front seats provide driver and front passenger with a comfortable ride. A number of reviewers complained about the uncomfortable placement of the e-brake next to the shifter console and right into their knee!
Honda claims that the Civic seats five and with the ‘06’s extra width it’s a little bit more comfortable back there. But knee space is tight if the front seats are more than half way back. The rear seats are well contoured.
Standard safety equipment includes dual-stage/dual threshold front airbags, front side airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, ABS brakes with independent electronic rear brake distribution, and active head restraints. In addition, Honda has engineered the Civic for better crash energy absorption.
Divided on the aesthetic merits of Honda’s exterior and interior redesign, critics lined up to present the 2006 Civic with best buy awards in its class.
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Front bumper color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
In Car Entertainment Video system: auxiliary audio/video input
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · Digital odometer · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: maintenance reminder, low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: Halogen
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: tilt, one-touch open/close, power glass
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners front, · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system, with voice recognition
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $20,555 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.8L 140 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$20,555
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
34MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
26MPG city
36MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.8L 140 hp I4
Power 140 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 128 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume13 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length176.7 in
Width69 in
Height56.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12 cu ft
Original MSRP: $25,035
1 national listing
Adds to DX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Audio security system · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Power · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: front · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: door pockets, front seatback
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Front bumper color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Digital odometer · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: maintenance reminder, low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Headlights: Halogen
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front · Emergency interior trunk release · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt pretensioners front, · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires · Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $25,035 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 1.8L 113 hp I4 Compressed Natural Gas
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
24MPG city
36MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,035
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
24MPG city
36MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

1.8L 113 hp I4 Compressed Natural Gas
Power 113 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 109 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume8 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom34.6 in
Wheelbase106.3 in
Length176.7 in
Width69 in
Height56.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume6 cu ft
In the 2006 complete redesign of its popular compact-car, Honda created a sleeker, more powerful yet more fuel efficient Civic that offers more premium features. High among the Civic’s ... Read More
In the 2006 complete redesign of its popular compact-car, Honda created a sleeker, more powerful yet more fuel efficient Civic that offers more premium features. High among the Civic’s “greenest” trims is the GX sedan.
The economical GX sedan engine, a standard Civic SOHC 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine running Honda’s i-VTEC variable valve timing system, adds a further green twist being fueled with natural gas to produce 113 hp and 109 lb-ft of torque. It comes coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission. The GX thus ranks as a natural-gas vehicle (NGV). Honda also provides a natural gas home kit, “Phill,” that allows owners to fill up at home.
The EPA gives the Civic NGV a 28/39 mpg rating — similar to an LX, but GX owners will be fueling up twice as often as the gas-powered Civic LX since the GX’s tank has only a 200-mile range and they will be spending that fuel looking for extra compressed natural gas (CNG) filling locations which are few and far between. Further, the extra weight (153 lbs.) and less horsepower slows the GX’s 0-60 to a 12.6 second stroll. Handling is also not as crisp as its gasoline powered brethren. Reviewers questioned the overall economy and practicality of the GX.
Inside, the GX sports basic LX trim with its “two-tier” dashboard dividing up the gauges. A central digital speedometer and digital gas and temperature gauges to either side sit directly under the windshield base. Below them, in the second tier, a traditional analog tachometer is aligned for a through the steering wheel view. Controls are within easy reach.
The GX, however, is missing two of the standard LX four stereo speakers due to the enlarged CNG tank in the trunk. This also cuts cargo space in half from 12 cubic feet to only 6. Reviewers were impressed with the interior’s mix of high-grade plastics and fabrics. The tilt/telescoping steering wheel and supportive front seats provide driver and front passenger with a comfortable ride. The GX trim offers no optional equipment.
Standard safety equipment includes dual-stage/dual threshold front airbags, front side airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, ABS brakes with independent electronic rear brake distribution, and active head restraints. In addition, Honda has engineered the Civic for better crash energy absorption.
Honda expected to sell all 1,000 GXs that it produced in 2006, but reviewers opted for the more practical and less expensive gasoline-powered Civic LX.