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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid


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1.3L I-4 110 HP

49/51 mpg




1.3L I-4 110 HP

49/51 mpg



2006 Honda Civic Hybrid

Move over Toyota's Prius, the new 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid should be seriously considered by anyone interested in purchasing a hybrid vehicle. The 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid has been redesigned with the rest of the Civic line. It is available as a 4 door, 5 passenger compact sedans, with optional Navigation System. Honda has significantly improved the car in regards to power and interior refinement as compared to the older version. Like all other new 2006 Civic sedans, the Hybrid has a beautiful revised interior design that features a two-tier instrument panel, improved seating areas and a multi-functional center console.


The 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid features significant power train updates, both trims are equipped with a standard 1.3 liter 8 valve, i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine. The latest generation of Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) delivered more power (110HP) and much better fuel economy than previous model, 49-mpg in the city and 51-mpg on the highway.






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The upgrades have put the Civic back in the game. I'd still pick a more interesting-driving car with a smarter transmission, but think about it: best reliability, best resale value, and best gas mileage in one stroke? When an already solid piece of transportation promises to be so extremely easy on the wallet, it's hard to give less than a wholehearted more

The 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid's cabin boasts an impressive array of technology for Honda's lowest-end car--a position soon to be occupied by the Honda Fit, which will push the Civic up a notch. The $1,500 navigation option includes an impressive voice-recognition system that we found very useful. The standard 160-watt stereo in our test car sounded good; it was clear but lacking depth. The stereo comes with an auxiliary input jack and is prepped for XM Satellite Radio. The touch-screen LCD makes for easy access to both stereo and navigation more

Unlike the previous version, which drew power continuously from both the gas and electric motors, Honda's latest Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system runs exclusively on electric power under certain conditions — typically at moderate cruising speeds — to further conserve fuel. Honda's technology still differs from Toyota's hybrid system found in the Prius, which runs the vehicle wholly on electric power from a standstill to low speeds. As before, the Civic Hybrid's gasoline engine shuts down completely when the vehicle stops . This is because an idling engine gets zero mpg and creates some of the highest levels of exhaust more

The Hybrid's fuel economy has improved, and Honda suspects that its real-world results will mirror mileage estimates. Based on the numbers alone, the efficiency has increased about 5 percent, according to Honda. With its roughly 5-percent increase in curb weight, the Hybrid isn't noticeably quicker or slower; Honda hasn't made the car unnecessarily quick at the expense of fuel economy — as in the Accord and other hybrids introduced recently, a questionable more



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