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2008 Honda Civic 4-door sedan

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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2008 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
2008 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Electronic stability control (standard beginning with 2007 Civic Si models and 2009 Civic EX-L and Hybrid models, not available on other Civic models)
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
G
G
G
G
2013
G
G
G
G
G
2012
G
G
G
G
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
G
2006
G
G
G
G
2005
G
P
2004
G
P
2003
G
P
2002
G
2001
G
2000
A
1999
A
1998
A
1997
A
1996
A

Applies to 2006-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
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 2006 model year. The frontal offset crash test ratings and Top Safety Pick designation also apply to the Acura CSX, a variant of the Civic sold only in Canada.

Injury measures

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

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The head curtain and torso airbags on the driver side deployed during the crash. During rebound, the dummy’s head contacted the head curtain airbag, which kept the head away from any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2006 Honda Civic LX 4-door
Weight 2,751 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length177 in.
Width69 in.
Engine1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 40 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0530
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)9
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)6
Brake pedal (cm)7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0530
Head
HIC-15307
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)29
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm)33
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.9
Femur force - right (kN)0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.39
Maximum tibia index - right0.41
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left77
Right44

Applies to 2006-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
A
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 redesigned for the 2006 model year. The side impact crash test ratings and Top Safety Pick designation also apply to the Acura CSX, a variant of the Civic sold only in Canada.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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 vehicle2006 Honda Civic LX 4-door
Weight 2,747 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length177 in.
Width69 in.
Engine1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings30 mpg city / 40 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0530
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.
-10.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0530
Head HIC-15476
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)46
Lateral force (kN)1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)46
Average deflection (mm)36
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.97
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.86
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)3.6
Acetabulum force (kN)1.4
Combined force (kN)5.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.3
L-M moment (Nm)139
A-P moment (Nm) 14

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0530
Head HIC-15294
Neck
Tension (kN)0.3
Compression (kN)0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)45
Lateral force (kN)1.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.76
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.3
Acetabulum force (kN)2.5
Combined force (kN)3.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.9
L-M moment (Nm)111
A-P moment (Nm) 46

Applies to 2006-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight2,760 lbs
Peak force12,532 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.48
Tested vehicle
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2006-11 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

All seats (AHR)

How this test is conducted

Seat typeAll seats (AHR)
Geometry
Backset (mm)28
Distance below top of head (mm)52
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.7
Head contact time (ms)62
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)52
Max neck tension (N)677

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