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1997 Honda Civic

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1997 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
1997 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
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Antilock brakes (optional)
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2013
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
G
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating
1997
A
Crash avoidance rating
1996
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1996-2000 models

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

The Honda Civic was redesigned for the 1996 model year.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle1997 Honda Civic LX 4 dr
Weight 2,416 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase103 in.
Length175 in.
Width67 in.
Engine1.6 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings29 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCF97009
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)19
Left (cm)24
Center (cm)22
Right (cm)18
Brake pedal (cm)17
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-7
Right (cm)-5
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)6
Rearward (cm)6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCF97009
Head
HIC-15241
Peak gs at hard contact14
Neck
Tension (kN)2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm)54
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.3
Femur force - right (kN)3.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)12
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.85
Maximum tibia index - right0.79
Tibia axial force - left (kN)0.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left71
Right107

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