Honda Civic 4-door1996-2000 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Honda Civic was redesigned for the 1996 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar.
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.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well, although there was moderate rearward movement of the instrument panel.
- The restraint system effectively controlled the dummy's movement during the offset test.
- Moderate intrusion into the footwell area bent the dummy's ankle sharply, and forces on the left tibia indicate the possibility of lower leg injury.
- Antilock brakes (optional)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 1997 Honda Civic LX 4-door
- Class: Small car
- Weight: 2,416 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 103 in.
- Length: 175 in.
- Width: 67 in.
- Engine: 1.6 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 29 mpg city | 35 mpg highway