2013 Honda Civic EX-L Coupe.
- 2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe are Small Car Segment Class-Leaders
- Civic currently holds highest overall IIHS rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+
BY GERRY MILES
Can there ever be enough good safety news if you’re an automaker? I think not.
The folks at Honda must be doing their own version of Men Without Hats’ “Safety Dance” after learning both the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe were the only small cars to received a “good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap front crash test.
They were also the only small cars to earn a Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA’s new car assessment program (NCAP).
“Honda continues to lead the industry in crash test performance, and after watching the videos, I think every compact car shopper should view the results of the new IIHS small overlap front crash tests before deciding on their next car,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of auto operations at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “For customers looking to buy a compact car that achieves an overall GOOD rating in the IIHS small overlap frontal test, Civic is currently the only choice.”
The IIHS’ new small overlap front crash test (sometimes called a ‘narrow offset’ test) is an aggressive test designed to simulate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole at high speed. The reinforced ACE™ body structure found on the 2013 Civic further enhances the absorption of frontal crash energy through a wider range of these offset and oblique collision scenarios.
Standard safety equipment on all Civic models include:
- Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
- an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- side curtain airbags; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and driver and front passenger side airbags.
Honda Vehicle Ratings by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
2013 Honda TOP SAFETY PICK+:
Honda Accord Coupe
Honda Accord Sedan
Honda Civic Coupe
Honda Civic Sedan
2013 Honda TOP SAFETY PICKS:
Honda Civic Sedan
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