1998 Honda Civic

small car / 4-door sedan

1998 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
1997 Honda Civic 4-door sedan shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.