2006 Honda Civic Si Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Honda Civic - Road Test Specs

2006 Honda Civic Coupe

(2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)


Model year2006
Base MSRP$20,600 (est.)
As-tested MSRP$22,600 (est.)


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)197 @ 7,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)139 @ 6,200
Transmission type6-speed manual


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson strut w/ 28mm stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent double-wishbone w/ 17mm stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric, speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot Exalto PE2
Tire size, front215/45R17 high-performance summer tires
Tire size, rear215/45R17 high-performance summer tires
Brakes, frontventilated front disc/solid rear disc w/ ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph (sec.)7.2
0-75 mph (sec.)10.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.1 @ 93.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31.4
60-0 mph (ft.)122.7
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)67.80
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).84
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.7
@ Full throttle (dB)78.7
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsWe launched at 3,500 rpm. Redline is marked at 8,000 rpm, and the Si's i-VTEC system switches to its high-lift camshaft profiles at 6,000, at which point the engine really comes alive. The rev limiter comes in at 8,500 rpm. We shifted at 8,200.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsThe pedal is not very progressive, and ABS noise and vibration are excessive. Still, the brakes feel solid under maximum load and front-end dive is minimal.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsThe optional Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 summer tires are grippy and progressive as you approach their adhesion limits. Handling is very precise to the point of notable understeer, and then lifting off the throttle helps the car turn in. Through it all, the engine sounds very cool.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)N/A
Temperature (°F)N/A
Wind (mph, direction)N/A

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)22 City 31 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)25.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,877
Length (in.)174.8
Width (in.)68.9
Height (in.)53.5
Wheelbase (in.)104.3
Legroom, front (in.)42.6
Legroom, rear (in.)30.3
Headroom, front (in.)37.8
Headroom, rear (in.)34.7
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)11.5 cubic feet
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/unlimited mileage
Roadside assistanceNot Available
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic Brakeforce Distribution
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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