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2011 Honda Civic

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2010 Honda Civic 4-door sedan shown
2010 Honda Civic 4-door sedan shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

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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 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 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 moderate overlap frontal crash test ratings 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 2,752 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 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
2010 Honda Civic LX 4-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 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 rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)52
Max neck tension (N)677

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