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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 7.58
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2628 3075
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 212 @ 7500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Rotary
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 159 @ 5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 18
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA 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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sdn Mazda RX-8
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA

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