Honda Civic Earns Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

 

The Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Civic Coupe are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Civic Coupe are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

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.

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2013 Honda Civic Named a Top Safety Pick Plus

 

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The 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, the highest safety rating a vehicle can receive. The Civic is now the first and only small car to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation.

“If you want a compact car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the 2013 Honda Civic is the only choice,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “We believe this is a distinct competitive advantage, especially as more and more consumers place a premium on crash rating performance.”

Top Safety Pick Plus is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s newest top ranking, which separates out the best of best for safety. IIHS scores the 2013 Honda Civic Good in the moderate overlap front test results, Good for the small overlap front test, good for side impact test results, and good for roof strength test. To achieve Top Safety Pick Plus status, a vehicle  must receive a score of good in at lease 4 of 5 tests and no less than acceptable in the fifth test. Less than 20 vehicles across the United State have been designated as a Top Safety Pick Plus.

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Review: 2013 Honda Ridgeline

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The 2013 Honda Ridgeline is a safe and sportier midsized pickup, so if you are looking to an alternative from the Dodge Ram or Chevy Silverado, the Ridgeline is a great truck to consider.

Not all truck drivers are looking to haul cattle, spaceships, or a barn full of wood, and that’s where we think the Honda Ridgeline fits in. As someone who has always driven a Honda Civic or a Honda Accord, a truck can be a difficult choice, especially for urban settings with require a truck. The Ridgeline though is modeled as the sporty truck, especially the Ridgeline’s Sport model, with features  18-inch alloy wheels, sporty styled headlights, privacy glass and a leather steering wheel.

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