Honda Civic Earns Best In Class Grade In Safety Tests
The 2013 Honda Civic, now available at Brannon Honda in Birmingham AL, was recently given the top grade by the US Insurance Group. The Civic Coupe and Sedan were the only small cars to win the top rating of Good in the IIHS test. Unfortunately, the Nissan Sentra and two Kia models were given scores of Poor in the same tests. The IIHS tested the current model years in a “small overlap” crash which you can view below. Perhaps surprisingly, the small cars fared better on average in the same tests than SUVS did. We know safety is a concern for many of our customers, so you can be assured that the Civic fared better in these crash tests than any other car in its class.
The IIHS has this to say about the Civic’s Good performance: “In contrast, both the 2-door and 4-door versions of the Civic earn good ratings for restraints and kinematics and structure. 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.”
Honda builds their vehicles with your safety in mind. The Honda Civic safety ratings are the best in their class thanks to several important features. Each 2013 Civic has six airbags – front, front side and side curtain. The side airbags include SmartVent techonology, exclusive to Honda vehicles, which will vent the airbags if it encounters an out of position occupant. The body structure also is important in these type of side collisions that we saw in the test. Honda’s exclusive ACE II body structure helps increase occupant protection by using the latest crash energy dispersion structures.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Crash Tests and Honda Civic safety rating.
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