Best Bet
(4.2) 118 reviews
MSRP: $3,000$9,804
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 27-34
Engine: 140-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
2006 Honda Civic

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 in 1973.Four distinct models are available: Civic sedan and coupe, Civic Si coupe and Civic Hybrid se... 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 for the 2006 Honda Civic

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Consumer Reviews


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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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