The new 2013 Honda Civic Sedan has received the highest possible overall safety ratings from both the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2013 Civic Sedan recently received the top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), and the highest possible rating of Top Safety Pick + from the IIHS
The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe are the first and only small cars to earn the highest safety rating of Top Safety Pick + from the IIHS, and the NCAP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for the Civic Sedan further separating Civic from the competition in safety ratings performance. The 2013 Accord also earned these high safety ratings in the midsize segment.
The Civic Sedan was significantly reengineered for 2013 and is equipped with Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE body structure and, which plays a critical role in making Civic the first small car to earn a Top Safety Pick + crash safety rating, and the first to earn the highest rating of GOOD in the IIHS’ new small overlap frontal crash test.
Additional 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.
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