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2013 Honda Civic

small car / 4-door sedan

2013 Honda Civic 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional lane departure warning

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Honda Civic LX 4-door

The Honda Civic was re-engineered for the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

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

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Forces during the crash contributed to a moderate risk of injury to the dummy's left lower leg.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Honda Civic LX 4-door

The Honda Civic was re-engineered for the 2013 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2013-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Honda Civic LX 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Honda Civic was re-engineered for the 2013 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

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

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-15 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Honda Civic LX 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 2,678 lbs
Peak force 15,665 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.85

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Warning (Standard on Hybrid, Not Available on Other Models)

Package name

  • Optional Hybrid

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated