The new Honda Civic in both coupe and sedan models have earned Top Safety Pick Plus Ratings, making them the best of the best in their class for car safety.
In test results announced Thursday, both Honda body styles were the only small cars to earn the top rating of good in IIHS’ new small overlap front crash test. Many vehicles are having problems with this designation, but not the Civic Coupe and Civic Sedan. Small Overlap Front test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or object like a tree or a utility pole.
In this test, 25 percent of a vehicle’s front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 40 mph.
“…both the 2-door and 4-door versions of the Civic earn good ratings for restraints and kinematics and structure,” IIHS said in a press release. “Dummy movement during the tests was well-controlled, and both cars had only minimal intrusion into the occupant compartment, so survival space for the dummy was well-maintained.”
The Civic Coupe and the Civic Sedan earned perfect scores of “good” in all four IIHS Safety Pick Tests:
Good in Moderate Overlap Front Tests
Good in Small Overlap Front Tests
Good in Side Impact Test Results
Good in Roof Strength Test Results.
Compare that to Chevrolet models such as the Cruze and Sonic, which both earned “moderate” grades from small overlap tests.
The Honda Civic was redesigned in 2013. Standard on all models include rearview camera, Bluetooth, SMS Text Messaging, and Pandora Radio.The Civic also gets up to 39 MPG on the highway.
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