1997 Honda Civic

small car / 4-door sedan

1997 Honda Civic 4-door sedan


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1996-2000 models

Tested vehicle: 1997 Honda Civic LX 4 dr

The Honda Civic was redesigned for the 1996 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF97009
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 ID CF97009
HIC-15 241
Peak gs at hard contact 14
Tension (kN) 2.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm) 54
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 - left 0.85
Maximum tibia index - right 0.79
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 0.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 71
Right 107

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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