TO THE POINTWhat’s New? The 2006 Honda Civic Sedan features a radical new exterior look, an innovative interior, and quantum leaps in performance, comfort, refinement, and efficiency. Selling Points: Sleek styling, sophisticated engineering, comfortable seats front and rear, lots of standard safety equipment, reputation for reliability, excellent fuel economy Deal Breakers: Funky dash design Our Advice: For stylish, affordable, safe, economical, and reliable transportation, it’s hard to argue against the redesigned 2006 Honda Civic.
SafetyWith standard dual front, seat-mounted side, and side curtain airbags, the 2006 Honda Civic Sedan should prove its crashworthiness when the NHTSA and IIHS conduct testing later this year.
With the 2006 Honda Civic Sedan’s redesign, engineers focused on safety. Standard equipment includes dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags; seat-mounted front side airbags; front and rear side-curtain airbags; antilock brakes with independent electronic rear brake distribution; and active head restraints. Plus, the new Civic Sedan was engineered using Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Body Structure (ACE) principles, which dictate better crash energy absorption through multiple load paths that limit structural penetration.
What does this mean to you? Honda expects the 2006 Civic Sedan to receive five-star frontal crash-test ratings from NHTSA and a “Good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the 40-mph frontal offset crash-test. Furthermore, Honda predicts that the Civic Sedan will get a ‘Good” side-impact rating from the IIHS, with NHTSA assigning a five-star front occupant side-impact score and a four-star rear occupant side-impact score.