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2014 Honda Civic

Small car
2013 Honda Civic 2-door coupe shown
2013 Honda Civic 2-door coupe shown
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not available

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2011
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Civic was re-engineered for the 2013 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 9 cm, and the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel intruded 4 cm.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to both the left and right lower legs and the right foot would be possible in a crash of this severity. (Note: during the test, injury data from the neck were not obtained, but after the Institute reviewed comparable test data from Honda, the head/neck injury risk was rated good.)

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2013 Honda Civic LX 2-door
Weight 2,758 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 176 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 28 mpg city / 39 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1301
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Footrest (cm) 9
Left toepan (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1301
Head
HIC-15 207
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) no data
Extension bending moment (Nm) no data
Maximum Nij 0.00
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 2.7
Right 0.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.14
Right 0.95
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.6
Right 3.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 95
Right 156

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Civic was re-engineered for the 2013 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2013 Honda Civic LX 2-door
Weight 2,813 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 176 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 28 mpg city / 39 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1219
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 8
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1219
Head
HIC-15 107
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 28
Maximum Nij 0.32
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.8
Femur force - right (kN) 0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.28
Maximum tibia index - right 0.64
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 54
Right 75

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Honda Civic was re-engineered for the 2013 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2013 Honda Civic LX 2-door
Weight 2,813 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 176 in.
Width 69 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 28 mpg city / 39 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1215
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-19.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1215
Head HIC-15 391
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 29
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.20
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.9
Combined force (kN) 4.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 82
A-P moment (Nm) 249

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1215
Head HIC-15 316
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 32
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36
Average deflection (mm) 31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.37
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 24
A-P moment (Nm) 129

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 2,752 lbs
Peak force 14,325 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.21
Tested vehicle
2013 Honda Civic LX 2-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 34
Distance below top of head (mm) 32
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 14.1
Head contact time (ms) 68
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 557

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights

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