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 Date: August 31, 2005 02:18
 Submitted by:  Tuan
 Source: Honda PR
 Credibility Rating: N/A


See the Articles Section for more detailed information. We are still finishing up the driving impressions article(s). Please be patient, we only drove the cars a few days ago.
RELEASE DATES/MFG Info:
  • Sedan - 15 September, 2005 - East Liberty, HCM (Ontario), Suzuka
  • Coupe - 15 September, 2005 - HCM (Ontario)
  • Hybrid - 5 October, 2005 - Suzuka
  • Si - 1 December, 2005 - HCM (Ontario)
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
  • 197-horsepower @ 7800 rpm and 139 lb-ft. torque3 @ 6200 rpm
  • New torque-rod engine mounting system reduces drivetrain lash while isolating vibrations from the chassis.
  • 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 20 horsepower electric motor
  • 110-horsepower3 @ 6000 rpm and 123 lb-ft. torque3 @ 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
  • 50/50 mpg city/highway
  • AT-PZEV emissions
  • Exclusive interior styling includes IMA instrument panel meters and two-tone seating surfaces

Civic Sedan and Coupe

  • All-new 1.8-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with advanced valve control technology
  • 140 horsepower @ 6300 rpm and 128 lb-ft. torque @ 4300 rpm
  • 30/40 mpg city/highway (automatic transmission)
  • ULEV-2 emissions in all 50 states
  • 5-speed automatic transmission available (standard 5-speed manual)

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, 5-speed 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 dual-threshold 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, 6-speaker 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 4-cylinder 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, 5-speed 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 dual-threshold 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, 4-speaker 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.

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.

Civic GX The natural gas-powered version of the Civic will reappear in the lineup early in 2006. Details will be released closer to introduction time.

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.

Last edited by JeffX on September 07, 2005 10:06

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