2013 Honda Civic Leads IIHS, NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan has earned top safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). It has received a five-star overall vehicle score from the NHTSA, as well as a Top Safety Pick+ award, the highest crash test honor the IIHS bestows. The Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe are the first and only small cars to earn these high ratings from both agencies, and the 2013 Accord also earned these ratings for the midsize segment. "Car shoppers cannot find a small car with higher overall safety ratings than the 2013 Honda Civic. Safety ratings leadership across product lines is a fundamental part of not only our strategic business plan, but also our philosophy as a company," said Art. St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at America Honda in a recent interview. The Civic was significantly redesigned for the 2013 model year and is equipped with an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure. It is because of this feature that the Civic sedan was able to score so high on the new overlap frontal crash test. It also enhances the frontal crash energy through a wider range of collision simulations.
Standard safety features that helped to push the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan over the edge are Vehicle Stability Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, side curtain airbags, multiple threshold airbags, as well as driver and front passenger side airbags. Source: Honda