Compare 2006 Honda Civic vs 2006 Mazda RX-8

2006 Honda Civic
2006 Mazda RX-8
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MT DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe MT DX 30 38 $13,326 $14,560
Coupe AT DX 30 40 $14,056 $15,360
Coupe MT LX 30 38 $15,105 $16,510
Coupe AT LX 30 40 $15,835 $17,310
Coupe MT EX 30 38 $16,884 $18,460
Coupe AT EX 30 40 $17,613 $19,260
Coupe MT EX with NAVI 30 38 $18,480 $20,210
Coupe AT EX with NAVI 30 40 $19,210 $21,010
MT DX 30 38 $13,509 $14,760
AT DX 30 40 $14,238 $15,560
MT LX 30 38 $15,287 $16,710
AT LX 30 40 $16,017 $17,510
MT EX 30 38 $16,884 $18,460
AT EX 30 40 $17,613 $19,260
MT EX with NAVI 30 38 $18,252 $19,960
AT EX with NAVI 30 40 $18,982 $20,760
AT GX 28 39 N/A $24,440
Si Manual 23 32 $18,553 $20,290
Si Manual w/ST 23 32 $18,735 $20,490
Si Manual w/Navi 23 32 $20,149 $22,040
Si Manual w/Navi & ST 23 32 $20,332 $22,240
Hybrid CVT 49 51 $20,250 $22,150
Hybrid CVT with NAVI 49 51 $21,618 $23,650
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4-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,458 $26,435
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $24,458 $26,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,509
$24,458
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,760
$26,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$246 / month
$441 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 89
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
176.7 174.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 7.58
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.67 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.73 16.43
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2628 3075
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Rotary
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 159 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 212 @ 7500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.40
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.39 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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