2006 Honda Civic

2006 Honda Civic
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“An Extreme Transformation of Design and Dynamics”
Civic Sedan Concept Illustration
Civic Coupe Concept Illustration
Overview
The Honda Civic is the cornerstone of Honda and its automotive heritage, earning recognition and
acclaim as an icon in the automotive industry since its introduction in 1973. The Civic represents the
first high volume production automobile that showcased Honda’s spirit of innovation to a North
American audience ready for something new. Cumulatively, Civic has reached 16 million customers
globally and 7 million in the United States, where it has been the best selling retail compact car for
the past nine years. The Civic was the seventh best selling vehicle overall in 2004 and third best
selling passenger car. If the Civic were its own individual brand, annual sales in excess of 300,000
would make it the 13th top selling brand in the United States out of more than 40 possible brands1.
As the Civic has been re-invented throughout its previous seven generations, each new model has
consistently set new standards in the automotive industry with its innovative packaging, attractive
styling, high fuel economy, low emissions, fun-to-drive performance, reliability and safety. The
pioneering eighth generation 2006 model amplifies the defining character of the Civic with a long list
of Honda technology and engineering innovations, resulting in a vehicle that is pure Honda,
exclusively Civic and outside the boundaries of traditional small car thinking.
The 2006 Civic represents an extreme transformation of design and dynamics. Multiple powertrains
for 2006 range from 197-horsepower2 high performance to 50 mpg gas-sipping hybrid to an allaround 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.
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2006 Civic Highlights
Four completely-redesigned models include the Civic Si Coupe, an ultra-efficient Civic Hybrid
sedan, and well-equipped and technologically-advanced Civic Sedan and Civic 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
2004 data
Horsepower and torque calculations reflect new SAE J1349 procedures revised August, 2004.
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Overview
New powertrain technologies include a new, even more intelligent i-VTEC engine with
advanced valve control, and a fourth generation IMA Civic Hybrid powertrain that delivers
higher performance and improved fuel economy with lower emissions
New Technology and Features
Some vehicles in the compact segment can provide fun-to-drive performance, or safety, or
environmental performance; but only the Civic can deliver all of these traits simultaneously along
with value, style and sophistication – with models custom tailored for a performance enthusiast, a
technology enthusiast and a mainstream buyer.
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All Models
‰ New exterior styling features a one-motion profile with an ultra-fast windshield rake,
minimal front and rear overhangs and 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
‰ Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure
‰ Standard front, front side and side curtain airbags
‰ Active front seat head restraints
‰ Standard 4-channel Advanced Logic ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
‰ Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System 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
‰ Sedan and coupe each have a unique wheelbase and exterior dimensions
‰ Drive-by-Wire throttle control on all models
‰ Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
Civic Si Coupe
‰ 2.0-liter i-VTEC™ 4-cylinder engine
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‰ 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-inch alloy wheels with 215/45 R17 87V tires (summer tire available)
Civic Hybrid Sedan
‰ 1.3-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with 15 Kilowatt electric motor
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‰ 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
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‰ 50/50 mpg city/highway
‰ AT-PZEV emissions
‰ Exclusive interior styling includes IMA instrument panel meters and two-tone seating
surfaces
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Horsepower and torque calculations reflect new SAE J1349 procedures revised August, 2004.
Fuel economy values determined from manufacturer test results. Official 2006 EPA mileage estimates not available at
time of printing. Mileage figures shown for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary.
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Civic Sedan and Coupe
‰ All-new 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with advanced valve control technology
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‰ 140 horsepower @ 6300 rpm and 128 lb-ft. torque @ 4300 rpm
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‰ 30/40 mpg city/highway (automatic transmission)
‰ ULEV-2 emissions in all 50 states
‰ 5-speed automatic transmission available (standard 5-speed manual)
The Civic Enters a New Dimension
The Civic has always offered industry-leading features designed to reward customers with fun-todrive performance, efficient and environmentally friendly operation and enhanced safety, and the
2006 model goes further than any Civic before it. The first noticeable difference is that both Civic
Sedan and Coupe have entirely new dimensions that make each vehicle wider and shorter in height
for a sleek, futuristic appearance that also benefits packaging efficiency, handling and ride quality.
Compared to its 2005 predecessor, the 2006 Civic Sedan has grown 1.4 inches in overall length
(176.8 inches) and 1.5 inches in width (69.0 inches). Its 106.3-inch wheelbase is 3.2 inches longer,
while the rear overhang is 3.1 inches shorter and the front overhang is 1.8 inches longer. Height has
been reduced by 0.2 inches. The front track is 1.1 inches wider (59.0 inches) and the rear track is 2.2
inches wider (60.2 inches). Vehicle weight has increased by approximately 5 percent on each trim
level – a relatively small gain considering the addition of extensive standard safety equipment, new
features and greatly increased bending and torsional rigidity.
The 2006 Civic Coupe has been reduced 0.6 inches in overall length (174.8 inches) compared to the
2005 model, and is now 1.4 inches wider (68.9 inches). Its coupe-exclusive 104.3-inch wheelbase is
1.2 inches longer, while the front and rear overhang lengths remain unchanged. Overall height has
been reduced by 1.6 inches (55.1 inches). The front track is 1.1 inches wider (59.0 inches) and the
rear track is 2.1 inches wider (60.1). Like the sedan, vehicle weight has increased by approximately 5
percent on each trim level.
Advanced Personal Concept Provides Specialized Performance and Dynamics
The Civic’s popularity spans a wide range of customers – some prefer its high-performance
potential, others want an all-around great car for daily commuting with style and economy, while
some desire the ultimate in clean and efficient technology. For 2006, Honda is advancing multiple
powertrain technologies to meet the needs of a diverse Civic customer by offering a 197-horsepower
Civic Si, a 50 mpg Civic Hybrid, and a stylish and sophisticated Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe. No
other vehicle in the segment covers as much ground as the Civic with its two body styles, three
engines, four transmissions and five trim levels. All totaled, there are over 148 model, trim, option
and color combinations for the 2006 Civic, more than ever before.
Honda recognizes that a “one size fits all” approach does not always fit the broad spectrum of
compact car buyers and that special technology applied to various models provides greater
satisfaction and benefit. For example, some cars offer sporty performance across an entire model
range, but compromise on fuel economy, ride comfort and/or safety. Others provide good fuel
economy and ride comfort, but offer minimal fun-to-drive performance. The Civic combines more
desirable traits into a compact vehicle than any other nameplate, and then adds more performance,
fuel economy, safety technology and sophistication to meet the demands of the market head-on
(with its ACE body structure, of course).
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Horsepower and torque calculations reflect new SAE J1349 procedures revised August, 2004.
Fuel economy values determined from manufacturer test results. Official 2006 EPA mileage estimates were not
available at time of printing. Mileage figures shown for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary.
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Civic Si and Civic Coupe Overview
The Civic Si showcases the high-performance potential of the Civic platform to the highest degree.
The Civic Si can carve through twisty roads like a sports car, sprint from 0-60 quickly and still
provide the everyday practicality of a Civic with its legendary quality, refinement and durability.
Bottom line, the 2006 Civic Si is the best handling, best performing Civic to ever touch tire to
asphalt in America.
Civic Si Specifications: 2006 vs. 2005
Feature/Spec
Vehicle Type
Wheelbase (in.)
Length (in.)
Width (in.)
Height (in.)
Engine
Horsepower @ rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
Redline (rpm)
Transmission
Fuel Economy city/hwy mpg8
Emissions
Weight (lbs.)
Tire Size
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
Leg Room (in.) Front/Rear
Hip Room (in.) Front/Rear
2006
Coupe
104.3
174.8
68.9
53.5
2.0-liter i-VTEC DOHC
197 @ 7800 7
139 @ 62007
8000
6-speed manual w/LSD
22/31
LEV-2
2877
P215/45 R17
83.0
42.6 / 30.3
53.0 / 49.2
2005
Three-door hatchback
101.2
165.7
66.7
56.7
2.0-liter i-VTEC DOHC
160 @ 6500
132 @ 5000 rpm
6800
5-speed manual
26/31
LEV-2
2782
P195/60 R16
84.7
42.2/33.0
51.2 / 48.4
Difference
New Body Style
+3.1
+9.1
+2.2
-3.2
New components
+37 hp (23%)
+ 7 lb.-ft. (5%)+1200 rpm
+1200
+ 1 speed, +LSD
-4 / 0
Same
+95
Larger wheels and tires
-1.7
+ 0.4 / - 2.7
+ 1.8 / +0.8
The Civic Coupe represents a new generation of advanced personal compact vehicle that is stylish,
fun-to-drive and practical. The Civic Si’s sporty influence carries over into the Civic Coupe with a
strong performance feel and muscular styling while providing industry-leading value and fuel
economy. For 2006, the Civic Coupe is more exclusive from its sedan counterpart than ever before
with a shorter wheelbase and 100 percent unique sheet metal. The Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe
share the same 1.8-liter engine that offers excellent power output and high fuel economy. For the
first time ever, the coupe rides on a coupe-unique wheelbase (104.3 inches) compared to the sedan
(106.3 inches).
Civic Coupe Specifications: 2006 vs. 2005
Feature/Spec
Vehicle Type
Wheelbase (in.)
Length (in.)
Width (in.)
Height (in.)
Engine
Horsepower @ rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
2006
Coupe
104.3
174.8
68.9
53.5
1.8-liter i-VTEC SOHC
140 @ 6300 7 (DX, LX,
EX)
128 @ 4300 7(DX, LX,
EX)
2005
Coupe
103.1
175.4
67.5
56.7
1.7-liter VTEC SOHC
127 @ 6300 (EX)
115 @ 6100 (DX, LX)
114 @ 4800 (EX)
110 @ 4500 (DX, LX)
Change
Same
+1.2
-0.6
+1.4
-3.2
+0.1 L, + i-VTEC
+13 @ 0
+25 @ -200
+14 @ -500
+18 @ -200
Horsepower and torque calculations reflect new SAE J1349 procedures revised August, 2004.
Fuel economy values determined from manufacturer test results. Official 2006 EPA mileage estimates not available at
time of printing. Mileage figures shown for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary.
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Civic Coupe Feature/Spec
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Transmissions
Tire Size
Weight
Fuel Economy City/Hwy mpg
Emissions
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
Leg Room Front/Rear (in.)
Hip Room Front/Rear (in.)
2006
2005
Change
5 MT (standard) or 5 AT
P195/65 15 (DX)
P205/55 16 (LX, EX)
2765 (EX 5AT)
2593 (DX 5MT)
30/40 (DX, LX, EX
5AT)9
ULEV-2
83.0 (EX)
83.7 (DX, LX)
42.6 / 30.1
53.0 / 49.2
5 MT (standard) or 4 AT
P185/70 14 (DX)
P195/60 15 (LX, EX)
2652 (EX 4AT)
2449 (DX 5MT)
31/38 (EX 4AT)
29 / 38 (DX, LX 4AT)
ULEV-1
88.1 (EX)
91.4 (LX, DX)
42.2 / 36.0
51.2 / 46.7
5 MT same, +1 gear AT
Plus 1 larger wheels and
tires
+113
+144
-1 / +2
+1/+2
Lower emissions
-5.1
-7.7
+0.4 / -5.7
+1.8 / +2.5
Civic Hybrid and Civic Sedan Overview
The Civic Hybrid provides the ultimate in clean and efficient technology with the highest fuel
economy and lowest emissions of any Civic. A new generation of Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist
(IMA) technology helps the Civic achieve an EPA estimated city/highway fuel economy of 50/50
miles per gallon and achieve Advanced-Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) in
all 50 states. Equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) as standard equipment for
2006, fuel economy increases by 6 percent in the city and 4 percent on the highway (compared to
the 2005 Civic Hybrid with CVT and AT-PZEV certification). The Civic Hybrid can now deactivate
all four of its cylinders and operate using only the electric motor in certain steady-state cruising
situations. Compared to the 2006 Civic Sedan with an automatic transmission, the Civic Hybrid
provides a city fuel economy increase of approximately 66 percent and a highway fuel economy
increase of 25 percent.
Civic Hybrid Specifications: 2006 vs. 2005
Feature/Spec
Vehicle Type
Wheelbase (in.)
Length (in.)
Width (in.)
Height (in.)
Engine
Electric Motor hp @ rpm
Cylinder Deactivation
Horsepower @ rpm (total)
Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm (total)
Transmission
Tire Size
Fuel Economy city/hwy mpg
Weight
Emissions
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
Front/Rear Leg Room (in.)
Front Hip Room (in.)
2006
Sedan
106.3
176.7
68.9
56.5
1.3-liter i-VTEC SOHC
20 @ 2000
4-cylinder
110 @ 60008
123 @ 1000-25008
CVT
P195/65 15
50 / 50
2875
AT-PZEV (50 State)
90.9
42.2 / 34.6
51.8 / 51.0
2005
Sedan
103.1
175.4
67.5
56.3
1.3-liter VTEC SOHC
13 @ 4000
3-cylinder
93 @ 5700
105 @ 3000 (CVT)
CVT or MT
P185/70 15
47 / 48 (CVT AT-PZEV)
2740
AT-PZEV (CA +)
91.4
42.2 / 36.0
51.3/ 49.8
Change
Same
+3.2
+1.3
+1.4
-0.2
+ i-VTEC
+4 / + 7
Full Engine Deactivation
+ 17 hp
+ 18 @ - 500
CVT standard
Larger tire
+ 3 / +2
+ 135
50-State AT-PZEV
-0.5
0/-1.4
+0.5/+1.2
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Fuel economy values determined from manufacturer test results. Official 2006 EPA mileage estimates not available at
time of printing. Mileage figures shown for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary.
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Refinement with sophistication and safety summarize the Civic Sedan’s sales volume-leading
position as it brings together a balanced demeanor between performance and economy derived from
the Si and Hybrid. Rich with features, the Civic Sedan boasts more standard equipment across its
entire trim level range with higher quality audio systems, ergonomics and storage functionality.
Innovation has been a hallmark of each new Civic; the 2006 Civic is no exception. New powertrain
technology centers on a 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine with the next generation of i-VTEC technology that
uses variable valve timing to reduce pumping losses to the benefit of fuel economy, lower emissions
and performance. The new engine represents a significant milestone in engine technology and helps
the 1.8-liter Civic deliver performance similar to a 2.0-liter engine at lower rpm ranges and fuel
economy similar to a 1.5-liter during cruising (140 horsepower and an estimated 40 mpg highway,
automatic transmission – up 2mpg from the already top-of-class 2005 Civic Sedan).
Civic Sedan Specifications: 2006 vs. 2005
Feature/Spec
Vehicle Type
Wheelbase (in.)
Length (in.)
Width (in.)
Height (in.)
Engine
Horsepower @ rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
Transmissions
Weight (lbs.)
Tire Size
Fuel Economy City/Hwy mpg
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
Emissions
Front/Rear Leg Room (in.)
Hip Room Front/Rear (in.)
2006
Sedan
106.3
176.7
68.9
56.5
1.8-liter i-VTEC SOHC
140 @ 630010 (DX, LX,
EX)
128 @ 430010 (DX, LX,
EX)
5 MT (standard) or 5 AT
2804(EX 5AT)
2628 (DX 5MT)
P205/55 R16 (LX, EX)
P195/65 R15 (DX)
30/40 (DX, LX, EX 5AT)
88.4 (EX)
90.9 (LX, DX)
ULEV-2
42.2 / 34.6
51.9 / 51.0
2005
Sedan
103.1
175.4
67.5
56.3
1.7-liter VTEC SOHC
127 @ 6300 (EX)
115 @ 6100 (DX, LX)
114 @ 4800 (EX)
110 @ 4500 (DX, LX)
5 MT (standard) or 4 AT
2652 (EX 4AT)
2449 (DX 5MT)
P195/60 R15 (LX, EX)
P185/70 R14 (DX)
31/38 (EX 4AT)
29 / 38 (DX, LX 4AT)
88.1 (EX)
91.4 (LX, DX)
ULEV-1
42.2 / 36.0
51.3/ 49.8
Change
Same
+3.2
+1.3
+1.4
Verify
+0.1 L, + i-VTEC
+13 @ 0
+25 @ +200
+14 @ -500
+18 @ -200
5 MT same, +1 gear AT
+152
+179
Plus 1 Larger wheels and
tires
-1 / +2
+1/+2
+0.3
-0.5
Lower emissions
0/-1.4
+0.6/+1.2
Safety for Everyone
Honda makes choosing a safe car simple by including a high level of standard safety equipment in
every Civic. Honda’s strategy contrasts the common industry practice of bundling safety equipment
such as anti-lock brakes, side airbags and side curtain airbags with unrelated comfort and
convenience option packages.
The 2006 Civic integrates Honda’s most advanced safety technology with the revolutionary ACE
Body Structure, active front head restraints and segment-exclusive standard side curtain airbags and
front side airbags in every model and trim level. The ACE Body Structure enhances frontal collision
energy management through a network of load bearing front frame structures that provides an
increased opportunity for two vehicles – including larger and smaller vehicles with differing bumper
heights – to properly connect during a collision. A first-of-its-kind in the industry, the ACE Body
Structure elevates real-world safety to a new level by better utilizing the crumple zones between two
vehicles and dispersing energy away from the passenger area through more load-bearing channels.
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Horsepower and torque calculations reflect new SAE J1349 procedures revised August, 2004
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Inside, every Civic incorporates side curtain airbags and front side airbags as standard equipment,
along with Honda’s first-ever active head restraints that are designed to reduce the chance of neck
injury in the event of a rear collision. Additional standard safety features include dual-stage dualthreshold front airbags with a passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS), antilock brakes (ABS), front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, and a pedestrian safety
design in the front of the vehicle. Passenger-side seatbelt reminders and daytime running lights are
also new for the 2006 Civic.
“Some consumers may not fully realize the importance of safety equipment when purchasing a
vehicle,” said John Mendel, senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “For that
reason, Honda is dedicated to make choosing a safe car simple for everyone as demonstrated by the
high level of standard safety equipment on every 2006 Civic.”
The previous generation Civic (2001 – 2005) set a new standard for small car safety when the 2001
Civic Coupe with side airbags became one of the first two passenger cars ever to earn the federal
government's top Five Star safety rating for the driver and front passenger and rear seat passengers
in both frontal and side impact crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA). The 2006 Civic builds on Honda’s industry-leading emphasis on safety
and outdistances the competition by implementing new technology and features that go beyond
mandated standards and traditional safety protocols.
Powertrains for All: i-VTEC 2.0-Liter, 1.3-Liter, 1.8-Liter / 6MT, 5AT, 5MT, CVT
The Civic is available with three unique powertrains that include a 197-horsepower 2.0-liter i-VTEC
engine in the Civic Si, the 110-horsepower and ultra-efficient 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine with
Integrated Motor Assist in the Civic Hybrid and an innovative 140-horsepower 1.8-liter i-VTEC
engine in the Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe that achieves performance similar to a larger engine and
fuel economy similar a smaller engine. (A fourth powertrain that uses natural gas will be available in
early 2006 in the Civic GX; details will be available near its launch date.)
Each Civic powertrain engages a further-evolved “intelligent” application of Honda’s exclusive
Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) technology known as i-VTEC. In the
U.S., Honda’s original VTEC valvetrain technology first appeared in 1990 and was subsequently
adapted to a wide variety of engines for its ability to extract powerful performance from smaller and
more efficient engines. When the letter “i” is used with VTEC, it symbolizes an advanced form of
variable valve timing that simultaneously raises performance and fuel economy while lowering
emissions. The world of i-VTEC performance encompasses multiple technology applications
including Variable Timing Control* that advances or delays the rotation of a camshaft, or Variable
Cylinder Management that deactivates some of the cylinders**, or all of the cylinders***. In the 2006
Civic Sedan and Coupe, i-VTEC relates to an innovative new way to reduce pumping losses inside
the engine****.
* Honda Accord 4-cylinder, Civic Si, CR-V, Element, Acura RS-X and TSX each employ Variable Timing Control
(VTC)
** Honda Accord Hybrid and Odyssey employ Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) to deactivate three of its six
cylinders
*** The 2006 Civic Hybrid can de-activate all four of its cylinders through VCM
**** The new 2006 Civic Sedan and Coupe employ the next generation of i-VTEC that reduces fuel consumption
and enhances performance
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Civic Si Powertrain: 2.0-Liter / 6MT
‰ 2.0-liter i-VTEC DOHC 4-Cylinder Engine with Variable Timing Control (VTC)
‰ 6-Speed Manual Transmission
‰ Helical-Type Limited Slip Differential
High revving power, quick shifting precision and
tenacious grip describe the Civic Si powertrain. The 16valve 2.0-liter engine uses Honda’s i-VTEC “intelligent”
valve control system that combines Variable Timing
Control (VTC) to continuously adjust camshaft phase
with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control
(VTEC) that adjusts valve lift, timing and duration.
Combining these two systems results in impressive
horsepower and high torque with good fuel economy and
low exhaust emissions. The Civic Si utilizes VTEC and
VTC for both intake and exhaust valve control to produce
197 horsepower11 at 7800 rpm and 139 lb-ft. of torque10 at
6200 rpm. The air intake system and the exhaust system are
tuned to provide a deep sound and resonance, adding a
level of performance feedback more commonly found on
racecars. Further refinement is found in the drive-by-wire
throttle body for smooth acceleration response and a chain
driven balancer unit in the oil pan minimizes engine
vibration.
The Civic Si is available exclusively with a 6-speed manual
transmission. Designed to be exceptionally compact and
lightweight, this 6-speed has also been engineered to shift
with extremely short and precise throws. A final drive ratio
of 4.76:1 promotes aggressive acceleration while a tall 6th
gear provides for relaxed highway cruising. The short-throw
clutch has an innovative torsion mechanism that
considerably reduces noise. Multiple synchronizers are
utilized, and 5th and 6th gears feature single carbon
synchronizers for a direct shift feel.
The Civic Si 2.0-Liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder
engine produces 197 horsepower and is the
most powerful Si ever produced
Civic Si 6-speed manual transmission
features a short throw shifter
Most vehicles have open differentials that send power to
usually just one wheel in a corner, resulting in wheel spin
Civic Si Helical Limited Slip Differential
and less potential for applying throttle and acquiring faster
enhances traction
acceleration. The helical type limited slip differential (LSD)
in the Civic Si improves acceleration and cornering performance by insuring that both front wheels
receive an optimum level of torque at all times. In a straight line, both wheels are better utilized to
put the engine’s power to the ground with minimal wheel spin. During hard cornering, the LSD
transmits more torque toward the outside wheel to bias more power to the tire with the most grip
and facilitates the outside wheel’s longer travel distance relative to the inner wheel. Primary benefits
include the ability to accelerate harder exiting corners and enhances the vehicle’s responsiveness to
throttle inputs in corners.
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Horsepower and torque calculations reflect new SAE J1349 procedures revised August, 2004
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Civic Hybrid Powertrain: 1.3-Liter/ IMA / CVT
‰ 1.3-liter i-VTEC Engine with Variable Cylinder Management and i-DSI
‰ Fourth Generation Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) System
‰ Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
‰ Cooperative Regenerative Braking System
Honda was the first vehicle manufacturer to offer a
gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain in North America
with the introduction of the Honda Insight in December
1999. Improved versions of the IMA system have
appeared in the 2003 Civic Hybrid and the 2005 Accord
Hybrid. Adding to its long history of advanced green
technologies, Honda’s fourth generation hybrid
The Civic Hybrid’s battery pack and
powertrain in the 2006 Civic Hybrid offers improved
Intelligent Power Unit is located in the rear of
power, efficiency and capabilities. Horsepower increases
the vehicle
by 18 percent and combined fuel economy increases by
about 5 percent, versus a similarly equipped 2005 Civic Hybrid.
Honda’s industry leading reputation for extracting power and fuel economy from its gasoline
engines explains its unique approach to electric hybridization. First, Honda can build a small engine
with exceptionally high power output and high efficiency as the foundation for the hybrid
powertrain. This integrates well with Honda's simple, elegant, and efficient IMA system that
eliminates the need for a large, heavy and complex electric drive system. Second, Honda’s hybrid
performance strategy lends itself well to the driving habits of North American consumers who tend
to live in suburban settings and have commutes that include mixed highway and city driving by
delivering similarly high economy levels for both driving modes.
Some hybrid systems built by other manufacturers actually provide higher city fuel economy than
highway – a feature that benefits only those who live in dense urban areas with heavy stop and go
traffic. City drivers also tend to put fewer annual miles on their vehicle, which minimizes the return
on investment for a hybrid powertrain. Overall, Honda’s advanced IMA system provides the
greatest advantage to high mileage commuters, who can benefit the most from clean and efficient
hybrid technology.
The fourth generation Honda IMA system consists of a 1.3-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine
connected to a high power electric motor and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). A
battery pack is used to capture and store electricity for the electric motor. Like all contemporary
hybrid powertrains, the system uses a gasoline engine as the primary source of power and an electric
motor provides additional power and electricity regeneration capability. During acceleration, the
engine or the engine and electric motor propel the vehicle.
During cruising, the gasoline engine and/or the electric motor can propel the vehicle. This means
the Civic Hybrid can drive on the electric motor alone in certain cruising situations, a new capability
for 2006. During braking, the gasoline engine deactivates and the electric motor acts as generator to
charge the battery pack. At a stop, the engine can enter an idle stop mode to save fuel, and the
engine is turned off until the brake pedal is released.
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Overall, the 18 percent more powerful 110-horsepower fourth generation Honda IMA powertrain
provides stronger starting and overtaking acceleration compared to its predecessor while its
estimated city/highway fuel economy of 50/50 mpg provides a maximum driving range over 615
miles. The gasoline engine and electric motor combine to produce a maximum output of 11012horsepower @ 6000 rpm and 123 lb-ft. of torque11 @ 1000-2500 rpm.
Building on the strong foundation of the 2005 Civic Hybrid 1.3liter i-DSI gasoline engine, the 2006 1.3-liter i-VTEC with VCM
gasoline engine implements a wide assortment of new
technology including a three-stage i-VTEC system that provides
a low and high cam profile to increase power output while also
adding Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) capability to
deactivate all four of the engine’s cylinders (instead of three
previously). The new valvetrain helps to drastically reduce
internal pumping losses during deceleration and contributes to
the increase in electrical regeneration of 170 percent. The engine
still features an “intelligent” dual and sequential ignition system
that uses two spark plugs per cylinder and allows for more
complete combustion of the fuel by firing the two spark plugs
either at the same time or in a sequential, one-two fashion
depending on the driving condition. By itself, gasoline engine
output is rated at 93 horsepower @ 6000 rpm (+ 9 percent) and
torque is rated at 89 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm (+2 percent).
Dramatic new technology has also been added to the electric
motor, Intelligent Power Unit and battery pack to improve
performance, reduce size and minimize weight. The 15-kilowatt
electric motor uses a high performance magnet and flat wire
construction to improve torque output by 30 percent,
horsepower by 46 percent and efficiency by 3 percent. By itself,
the electric motor is rated at 20 horsepower @ 2000 rpm and
torque is rated at 76 lb-ft. @ 0-1160 rpm. The brain of the IMA
system – the Intelligent Power Unity (IPU) – is 13 percent
smaller and weighs slightly less. Related components including
the Power Control Unit (PCU) and DC/DC converter are also
smaller and weigh less while providing greater operational
capabilities. The 158-volt battery pack provides 27 percent more
assist power, can recharge 14 percent faster and its size has been
reduced by 12 percent.
Civic Hybrid 1.3-liter i-VTEC
engine and electric motor produce
110 horsepower combined
The 20 horsepower electric motor
is the most powerful Honda has
ever produced for a hybrid vehicle
A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is standard
A Continuously Variable
equipment on all Civic Hybrids. The newly designed
Transmission is standard on every
transmission provides a wider range between the maximum and
Civic Hybrid
minimum gear ratios to enhance acceleration and minimize
engine rpm at high speeds. The transmission provides smooth and predictable transitions and helps
keep the IMA system operating at its peak efficiency.
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Horsepower and torque calculations reflect new SAE J1349 procedures revised August, 2004
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A hybrid dual scroll air conditioning compressor that is both engine and internal electric motordriven helps minimize the air conditioner’s impact on fuel economy and allows the Civic Hybrid's
automatic climate control system to operate even when the engine is in idle stop mode.
A cooperative regenerative braking system has been added that intelligently directs braking power
between the hydraulic brakes and the electric motor (which acts as a generator to provide significant
resistance for braking). Less reliance on the traditional braking system and reduced engine pumping
losses translate into greater electrical regeneration (170 percent more than the 2005 Civic Hybrid)
and ultimately improved fuel economy. When braking, a brake pedal sensor sends a signal to the
vehicle’s IMA computer (IPU). The computer activates a servo unit in the brake system’s master
cylinder that smoothly proportions braking power between the traditional hydraulic brakes and the
electric motor to maximize regeneration. Previous versions of Honda’s IMA systems proportioned
braking power at a pre-set rate below the maximum regeneration threshold and with no variable
proportioning.
Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe Powertrain: 1.8-Liter / 5MT / 5AT
‰ 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine
‰ 5-Speed Manual Transmission
‰ Electronically-Controlled 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
The Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe benefit from a new
generation of Honda engine technology that provides
performance similar to a 2.0-liter engine and fuel economy
similar to a 1.5-liter engine. The all-new 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4cylinder engine produces 140 horsepower @ 6300 rpm and
128 lb-ft. of torque at 4300 rpm with an estimated EPA
city/highway fuel economy of 30/40 miles per gallon. The
new engine offers significantly improved low rpm torque and
top end power. A new 5-speed automatic transmission
(available) extracts this extra power to its fullest potential.
Additional new Civic technology includes a drive-by-wire
throttle control and a dual-stage air intake.
The Civic’s 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine minimizes pumping
losses during cruising and low engine load situations, an
important factor in creating more efficient engines. Pumping
losses are reduced when the variable valve timing allows an
intake valve to remain open for a brief time period as the
piston begins its compression stroke. By keeping an intake
valve open during part of the compression stroke, some of
the volume of unburned air/fuel mixture in the cylinder
moves back inside the intake manifold and lowers the
volume being compressed, or “pumped.”
The 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine provides
performance like a larger engine and
economy like a smaller engine
TDC
BDC
Compression starting volume
when VT close is delayed
Compression
starting volume
during normal VT
Pumping losses are reduced when the variable
valve timing allows an intake valve to remain
open for a brief time period as the piston
begins its compression stroke.
During cruising or other stable, low-load driving conditions, the new engine utilizes a dedicated set
of cams to close one of the intake valves and retard that valve’s timing, exerting backpressure on the
air-fuel mixture. This reduces the actual intake air volume. Meanwhile, the throttle is opened wider
to provide optimum control over engine output. Opening the throttle valve wider, in other words,
widening the path that the air flows through – reduces pumping losses to result in a significant
improvement in engine efficiency.
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The pumping loss reduction yields fuel economy similar to an engine with a displacement of a 1.5liter engine. The ability to reduce pumping losses during low engine loads allows for more aggressive
tuning of the engine during high loads such as when accelerating. During high load situations, the
VTEC system provides high output valve timing for maximum power. Gone is the normal valve
timing, replaced by two fundamentally greater extremes. A dual-stage air intake, a lightweight
powertrain and optimized gearing further add to the performance character of the vehicle.
Whereas traditional VTEC operation changes valve opening duration based on higher oil pressure
during high rpm operation at one side of the valvetrain’s rocker arms, the Civic’s i-VTEC system can
switch valve timing duration at low rpm and low oil pressure using two hydraulic actuators on both
sides of the intake rocker arm. This engagement method is similar to that used on the Accord
Hybrid and Odyssey i-VTEC systems.
This Civic’s i-VTEC valve timing reacts to driving conditions related to throttle opening, vehicle
speed, engine rpm and gear selection. A sophisticated drive-by-wire throttle control, air flow meter
and dual-stage air intake allow the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to create seamless transitions
between the two modes of engine operation.
The Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe are available with either a 5speed manual transmission (standard) or an electronically
controlled 5-speed automatic transmission (available). The 5speed automatic transmission – among the first in the entry level
compact class – is all new for 2006 and improves on the
previous 4-speed automatic design with a wider overall ratio that
maximizes acceleration in gears one through four and optimizes
fuel economy in its overdrive fifth gear. The computer
controlled “direct control” transmission provides amazingly
smooth shifts. The direct control, along with gear ratios closely
matched to the output curve of the engine, help to deliver more
power at just the right time to provide overall vehicle
performance competitive to vehicles with 4-speed automatic
transmissions, yet more horsepower.
The 5-speed manual transmission has also been redesigned into a
more lightweight and compact unit that minimizes powerrobbing rotating mass and adds a rotating select link for quick
and direct gear changes. Additional features include a low
friction design with single cone synchronizers in all gears and
high capacity bearings throughout. From a performance
standpoint, the new manual transmission has a higher torque
capacity and a shorter, firmer and more direct shift feel.
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The 5-speed manual transmission is
lighter, stronger, more compact and
shifts with a more direct feel
An available 5-speed automatic
transmission replaces the previous 4speed unit
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Advanced Personal Compact Styling
The 2006 Civic is available as either a sedan (Civic Hybrid, Civic
Sedan) or a coupe (Civic Si, Civic Coupe). All models follow the
"Advanced Personal Compact" design theme that incorporates a
sweeping roofline and ultra-fast windshield rake that highlights the
vehicle's advanced one-motion profile, low and wide stance, and
superior aerodynamic performance. The sedan and coupe each have
100 percent unique sheetmetal and unique proportions such as
wheelbase, height and windshield angle. Wheel openings on both
minimize the gap between the tire and the body to some of the lowest
levels in the industry of just 1.9 inches front and 1.7 inches rear (a
reduction of 0.7 inches front and 1.2 inches rear, respective to the
2005 Civic Sedan).
As the performance leader for the lineup, the Civic Si conveys an
aggressive attitude that speaks to the performance potential
underneath that also carries over into the Civic Coupe. The steeply
raked windshield creates a 21.9-degree angle that is even sleeker than
the 23.9 degree rake in the Acura NSX supercar. The long trunk deck,
with its frontward sloping bumper, accents the forward motion
conveyed by the overall vehicle shape. A trapezoidal lower body with
short front and rear overhangs further convey a powerful stance.
The Civic Hybrid styling sets the direction for the Civic Sedan with a
technologically sophisticated and refined presence derived from a
monoform design, long wheelbase and short front and rear overhang.
The steeply raked windshield on the sedan forms a 23.9-degree angle.
A Futuristic “One-Motion Form”
creates the foundation for the
Advanced Personal Compact
concept
The Civic Si conveys an aggressive
attitude that speaks to the
performance potential underneath
The Civic Hybrid’s sleek monoform
design conveys sophistication and
refinement
Body
The Civic is built on an all-new version of Honda’s Global Compact Platform. The solid unit body
of the Civic was designed from the outset to define a new standard for torsional and bending rigidity
in the compact segment. The new Global Compact Platform implements advanced body
construction technologies for enhanced safety, better rigidity, improved ride comfort and a quieter
cabin. With 50 percent total high strength steel content and advanced new structural engineering,
torsional rigidity increases by 35 percent.
Body construction now includes Honda’s Advanced Compatibility
Engineering (ACE) Body Structure that enhances frontal collision
energy management through a network of load bearing structures in
the front of the vehicle. Conceived around “real world” safety, this
newly developed front-end frame structure incorporates new upper
and lower frame members to significantly enhance energy dispersion
in a frontal collision. The ACE concept differs from traditional crash
A new body design with the ACE
designs that channel a high percentage of collision force through a
Body
Structure and extensive use of
vehicle’s two lower channels in a collision (useful only if the frames
high strength steel create a new
of the two vehicles connect). The ACE design with its polygonal
generation platform that is safer and
front structure helps reduce the potential for misalignment with the
stronger
frame of the opposing vehicle. These features are designed to
increase compatibility between vehicles of different size categories for enhanced occupant
protection in the event of a collision.
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Honda's commitment to safety extends to pedestrians as well as vehicle occupants. To help reduce
pedestrian injuries in the event of a collision, the Civic’s hood and fender areas are designed to
deform if contacted by the head of an adult or child pedestrian. Energy-absorbing collapsible hood
supports, wiper arms and fender mounts are designed to allow substantial deformation in an impact.
The Civic conveys an aerodynamic presence on the surface, but many aerodynamic improvements
exist in areas that may not be as obvious. All models feature a chin spoiler and multiple under covers
that reduce air turbulence near the engine, rear wheels and rear bumper. The Civic Si manages
airflow even further and features a rear wing spoiler that creates meaningful and intentional
downforce at high speeds, along with a brake cooling strake (a small fin ahead of the front wheel)
that directs air across the brake rotor like a dedicated brake duct. The Civic Hybrid and Civic Coupe
models use a lip spoiler on the trunk that cleans up the airflow behind the vehicle. The Civic Hybrid
has an enhanced undercover for even cleaner aerodynamics. In order to accommodate the steeply
raked windshield and its significant surface area, opposable windshield wipers are used that cover
more surface area than typical wipers and the blade bodies have a flat design that makes air flow
push the wiper blades firmly against the glass.
Chassis
Honda has a tradition of making its vehicles fun-to-drive with responsive
suspension tuning and refined road manners. Precise and sharp handling
performance also contributes to accident avoidance maneuverability. The
2006 Honda Civic chassis delivers higher levels of sportiness and ride
comfort with improvements in three key areas – enhanced suspension
geometry with larger wheels and tires, a longer wheelbase, and a new
generation 4-channel anti-lock braking system. The changes add up to a
new Civic that is even more responsive and sporty in demanding
situations while also maintaining a smooth and quiet ride.
The all-new MacPherson strut front suspension design incorporates new
geometry with a high caster angle for straight line stability along with
improved toe-control dynamics for sharp and responsive steering.
Changes to steering angles, bushings, material rigidity, and spring and
shock tuning result in amazingly linear suspension movement at the upper
limit of vehicle dynamics and flatter cornering.
The all-new multi-link double wishbone rear suspension design benefits
from a new design that facilitates a longer damper stroke and improved
positioning of the damper itself. The additional rebound stroke allows the
vehicle to soak up bumps and harsh road surfaces with quietness and
ease. The damper is mounted closer to the wheel for a more favorable
1.1:1 lever ratio (the relationship between the suspension movement and
the distance that the damper actually travels). The previous relationship
was 1.7:1. The more direct relationship means the forces acting on the
shock do not become magnified and the intended tuning provides
maximum benefit throughout a wider range of suspension travel. These
changes combined with sport-oriented spring and damper tuning greatly
increase the overall sporty feel of the vehicle and increase the feeling of
coordination between the front and rear suspensions (a surprisingly
uncommon trait in many vehicles).
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The MacPherson Strut front
suspension has a high caster
angle and improved toecontrol dynamics
The Multi-link double
wishbone rear suspension
benefits from increased
damper rebound stroke and
improved damper mounting
locations
Overview
The steering systems feature quick gear ratios for sharp and sporty
transitions. Previously a high-mounted steering gearbox, the new
steering system is now located lower in the vehicle to improve
suspension geometry for a more direct feel and quick response. The
Civic Si and Civic Hybrid feature a sport-oriented speed sensitive
Electric Power Steering (EPS) that increases power assist at low speeds
and reduces power assist at high speeds. The Civic Coupe and Civic
Sedan use a speed sensitive hydraulic power steering system. All models
have a tilt and telescope steering wheel.
Civic Sedan and Coupe
Hydraulic Steering Systems
features a quick ratio
Larger wheels and tires contribute to the Civic’s improvement in ride
and handling. The Civic Si uses Michelin’s all-season Pilot HX MXM4
tire in size P215/45 R17 (also available is a new Pilot Exalto high
performance summer version as a factory option) and 17x7 inch alloy
wheels. A dealer installed 18-inch tire and wheel package is available.
The Civic Hybrid features P195/65 R15 low rolling resistance tires with
lightweight and aerodynamic 15x6 alloy wheels. The most popular LX
and EX trim levels for sedan and coupe have P205/55 R16 tires and
16x6.5 inch wheels (the EX has alloy wheels and the LX has steel wheels
with covers). The DX sedan and coupe ride on P195/65 R15 tires with
15x6 steel wheels with covers.
Larger wheels and tires
further improve ride and
handling (Si shown)
All Civics are equipped with a new 4-channel anti-lock braking system
(ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). Disc brakes are used on the front and rear wheels
on Si and EX models; rear drum brakes are used on Hybrid, LX and DX models. The 4-channel
ABS with EBD independently modulates braking power at each wheel, as opposed to the more
common 3-channel system that modulates the front wheels independently and the rear wheels with
equal braking force. Electronic Brake Distribution proportions brake power to the rear wheels based
on vehicle weight distribution. The new 4-channel capability allows the rear wheels to react
independently while cornering, representing a significant enhancement to the ABS system’s ability to
influence vehicle stability and safety. Further additions to the braking system include a new ABS
control module (that applies the new 4-channel features) and a brake booster that improves pedal
feel. Bottom line, the Civic stops with greater authority and added control.
Interior
High-tech and futuristic just begin to describe the Civic’s
new interior at the core of its design. Honda stylists and
engineers prioritized sophistication to create a high-quality,
advanced and sporty space with the latest technology, loads
of storage and innovative ergonomics. More standard
features and new available features like a voice activated
navigation system highlight the dedication to taking the
interior to an entirely new level.
The interior concept conveys a futuristic and
sophisticated design with a sporty presence
and innovative ergonomics
A two-tier instrument panel positions priority gauges like
the speedometer up high in the driver’s field of vision. The increased body width allows the seats to
be wider and more supportive, and a spacious multi-functional center console accommodates up to
20 compact discs and performs armrest duties for both front occupants. Active front seat head
restraints are used to help minimize the potential for whiplash injuries in a rear collision.
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Key interior dimensions on the sedan remain similar to the generous proportions of the 2005 model,
with improvements in hip room, shoulder room, knee room in all seating positions. As the Civic
Coupe has become more sport-oriented with unique exterior dimensions, the interior volume and
rear seat room have become smaller to create a more personalized and sport-oriented space.
The latest generation of the Honda Satellite-Linked
Navigation System is available on Si, Hybrid and EX
models and features a 6.5-inch mechanical display that
opens and closes for access to the internal single-disc CD
player and a new digital audio card reader that can play
MP3 and WMA files from CompactFlash® cards. The
navigation system features more than 6 million points of
interest and can control the audio system. The voice
recognition is capable of recognizing and inputting
numbers, street names and cities.
The latest generation of the Honda
Satellite-Linked Navigation System is
available on Si, Hybrid and EX models
All audio systems are more powerful with as much as 350 watts and seven speakers including an 8inch subwoofer on the EX Coupe and Si models. Auxiliary audio input jacks are standard equipment
on LX and above trim levels (coupe) and EX and Hybrid models (sedan), allowing for portable
music device playback through the car’s speakers. XM® Satellite Radio is standard on navigationequipped coupe models, while EX sedan and Hybrid models are XM-Ready. The LX models have a
six-speaker 160-watt audio system with a single-disc CD player (four speakers for the LX sedan). All
Civic audio systems have MP3/WMA CD playback capability. Coupe audio systems feature SpeedSensitive Volume Control (SVC) that automatically adjusts the volume based on vehicle speed.
Coupe audio systems also feature CD/MP3 text readout with a customizable welcome screen. The
DX models are pre-wired for an audio system and have four speakers pre-installed.
Honda researchers conducted a study that tracked the eye
movements of drivers and prioritized the Civic’s gauges and
their placement for quick recognition time. Based on this
research, a two-tier instrument panel was created that takes
advantage of the generous dashboard space from the
steeply raked windshield. A digital speedometer, fuel gauge
and temperature gauge are housed in the upper level to be
more in-line with the driver’s line-of-sight resulting in
shorter eye movements between the most commonly
The two-tier instrument panel provides
referenced gauges and the road. The lower level of the
quick
reference between the road and the
instrument panel houses a tachometer, multi-information
gauges.
digital display, odometer with trip meter and a variety of
warning indicators. The Civic Si provides an rpm rev-limit
indicator on the upper level. The Civic Hybrid can display instantaneous fuel economy in the upper
level and the lower level displays battery charge level along with instantaneous IMA charge and assist
displays.
The digital odometer readout also functions as a multi-information display that shows Maintenance
Minder service related items based on vehicle usage. The Maintenance Minder system automatically
indicates when to have standard service performed based on actual driving conditions (tracked by
the ECU) and minimizes the guesswork related to whether the vehicle is being used in standard or
severe use conditions for maintenance interval purposes. The display indicates when to change the
oil, air cleaner, transmission fluid, spark plugs or coolant, as well as when to rotate the tires.
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Body Styles, Models, Trim Levels and Options
The 2006 Honda Civic is available in two body styles and four models. The coupe is available in two
models as either an Si, or as the EX, LX or DX trim level models. The sedan is available in two
models as either the Hybrid or as the EX, LX or DX trim level models. Below is a listing of the
major features by each model and trim level (new equipment shown in italics).
Civic Coupe DX, LX and EX
Standard features on the Civic Coupe DX include a 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, 5speed manual transmission (5-speed automatic available), 15-inch steel wheels with covers,
P195/65R15 tires, Advanced Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD, advanced dual-stage dualthreshold driver's and front passenger's airbags, driver's and front passenger's side airbags, two-row side
curtain airbags, active front head restraints, rear head restraints in all seating positions, front seatbelts with
load limiters and dual pre-tensioners, two LATCH points in the rear seat, daytime running lamps, power
front windows, power locks, tilt and telescope steering wheel, folding rear seat, a dual trip meter odometer,
the Maintenance Minder system and a trunk lid lip spoiler.
The Civic Coupe LX adds 16-inch steel wheels with covers, P205/55R16 tires, keyless entry, 6speaker 160-watt AM/FM Audio System with CD Player (MP3/WMA enabled), auxiliary audio
input jack, multi-function center console with armrest, progressive blue illumination instrument panel meters, auto up
and down driver’s power window, and painted interior and exterior trim pieces.
The Civic Coupe EX adds 16-inch alloy wheels, 7-speaker with subwoofer AM/FM/XM-Ready Audio
System with CD player (MP3/WMA enabled), 60/40 split folding rear seat, one-touch power moonroof,
ambient console lighting, round exhaust tip finisher and available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
with Voice Activation (also includes XM Satellite Radio).
Civic Si
The Civic Si includes Civic Coupe EX features plus a 197-horsepower 2.0-liter i-VTEC DOHC 4cylinder engine, 6-speed manual transmission, limited slip differential, 17-inch alloy wheels, P215/45R17 tires
(available in summer version), rear wing spoiler, Si badging, amber inner headlight ring, sports grille, sport
exhaust tip, deeply bolstered seats with premium seating surfaces, red illumination instrument panel
meters, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather wrapped aluminum shift knob, aluminum sport pedals, and a
rev-limit indicator light.
Civic Sedan EX, LX and DX
Standard features on the Civic Sedan DX include a 1.8-liter SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine, 5speed manual transmission (5-speed automatic available), 15-inch steel wheels with covers,
P195/65R15 tires, 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD, advanced dual-stage dualthreshold driver's and front passenger's airbags, driver's and front passenger's side airbags, two-row side
curtain airbags, active front head restraints, rear head restraints in all seating positions, front seatbelts with
load limiters and dual pre-tensioners, two LATCH points in the rear seat, daytime running lamps, power
windows, power locks, tilt and telescope steering wheel, folding rear seat trunk pass-through, a dual trip
meter odometer and a Smart Maintenance Indicator.
The Civic Sedan LX adds 16-inch steel wheels with covers, P205/55R16 tires, keyless entry, 4speaker 160-watt AM/FM Audio System with CD Player (MP3/WMA enabled), multi-function
center console with armrest, progressive blue illumination instrument panel meters, auto up and down
driver’s power window, auto up front passenger window, and painted interior and exterior trim pieces.
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The Civic Sedan EX adds 16-inch alloy wheels, 6-speaker AM/FM/XM-Ready Audio System with CD
player (MP3/WMA enabled), 60/40 split folding rear seat, power moonroof and available Honda
Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Activation.
Civic Hybrid
The Civic Hybrid integrates features from Civic Sedan EX and adds a 1.3-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder
engine with Integrated Motor Assist, automatic climate control, 15-inch aerodynamic alloy wheels,
P195/65 R15 low rolling resistance tires, special hybrid badging, rear lip spoiler, side mirror turn
signal indicators, two-tone seating surfaces, IMA system meters (fuel economy, battery level and
charge/assist) and automatic climate control. Compared to the Civic Sedan EX, a moonroof and
folding rear seat are not available in consideration of weight savings and IMA packaging.
Manufacturing
The majority of Civics are produced and assembled using domestic and globally sourced parts in the
United States and Canada. Civic Coupe and Civic Si models are solely produced and assembled at
the Honda of Canada Manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Civic Sedan models are primarily
produced and assembled at the Honda of America Manufacturing plant in East Liberty, Ohio. Civic
Sedans are also produced and assembled at Honda of Canada Manufacturing in Alliston, Ontario.
Some Civic Sedans and all Civic Hybrid models are produced and assembled in the Honda Motor
Co., Ltd., Suzuka, Japan, manufacturing facility.
Honda began assembling motorcycles in America in 1979. Honda began automobile production in
the U.S. in 1982 with the Accord and was the first Japanese automaker to assemble products for the
North American market in the United States. Civic North American production began in 1985.
Today, Honda employs more than 14,000 associates in the design, development, manufacturing and
marketing of vehicles in North America.
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