Top Safety Pick

2010 Honda Civic

small car / 4-door sedan

Award applies only to vehicles Except Si model

2010 Honda Civic 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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 2006-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Honda Civic LX 4-door

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.

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 dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag, dislodged roof rail trim, and head restraint during rebound.

Side

Rating applies to 2006-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Honda Civic LX 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2006-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Honda Civic LX 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,760 lbs
Peak force 12,532 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.48

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-11 models

Seat type: All seats AHR

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry