2006 Honda Civic

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97 reviews
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Available Price Range $3,483-$10,219 Trims8 Combined MPG 27-34 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Honda Civic

Our Take

A redesigned eighth-generation version of Honda's smallest model goes on sale for the 2006 model year. Honda calls it the most-changed Civic since the model was introduced to the U.S. market i... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Hybrid's backseat doesn't fold
  • No manual Hybrid
  • Some headroom/legroom decreases

Notable Features

  • Sedan, coupe, Hybrid and Si models
  • Standard ABS
  • SULEV emissions
  • Five-speed transmissions (except Hybrid)
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • GPS navigation option


Our Expert Reviews

No matter which color you choose, all Honda Civic Hybrids are green. Last April, a jury of 46 international automotive journalists selected the Civic Hybrid as the winner of the 2006 World Car of the Year Award for greenest car.Hybrids, with promises of more than 40 miles per gallon, are a hot topic with gasoline hovering around $3 per gallon. The Environmental Protection Agency rates the Civic... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.2 out of 5

Based on 97 reviews

Best car ever

by natty from Frankfort, In on April 10, 2010

I love this car! From the way it looks to the way it handles. It is super on gas! I have never owned a car that I enjoy driving as much as this one. I own a 2 door, so not sure how comfortable the bac... Read Full Review

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Civic DX

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Civic DX

Overall Rollover Rating
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 12 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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