The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan Earns a Five-Star Safety Rating

May 28th, 2013 by

2013 Honda Civic SedanIf you’ve been paying attention to the latest news about Honda’s lineup, you’re probably already aware that the 2013 Honda Civic was the first vehicle in its class to be awarded with the title of Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In addition to the IIHS, one of the other big safety organizations is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administraton, or NHTSA, who rank vehicles’ safety on a scale of stars, with five being the highest.

Although one would expect these two agencies’ ratings to line up, that isn’t always the case, and a vehicle meeting the strict standards of both organizations often receives a fair bit of attention. So, you should expect to be hearing more about the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan now that it earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA.

Breaking Down the Ranking

That overall ranking comes from a composite of a handful of different safety tests, including frontal crash, side impacts, and rollover protection. The Civic Sedan earned four stars in frontal crashes, five stars in side impacts, and four stars in rollover protection.

Safety Features on the 2013 Civic

Honda is an automaker that is known for innovation, comfort, affordability, and safety, and while you may see those first three traits firsthand when driving or buying a new Honda, we all hope you never have to see the safety features in action. At the same time, it’s nice to know what the engineers at Honda have developed to help keep drivers safe behind the wheel. Features like:

  • Rearview camera system- Protecting both the vehicle and pedestrians by giving the driver a clear view of the rear of the vehicle.
  • Front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags help to keep passengers safe in the event of a collision.
  • ACE II body structure- Honda’s exclusive body design is built to distribute energy from a crash more evenly than traditional frame designs.

To see the 2013 Civic Sedan firsthand, visit Middletown Honda today for a test drive. Our showroom is open for you seven days a week, so drop in anytime; we can’t wait to see you behind the wheel of a new Honda.