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2014 Honda Civic

small car / 4-door sedan

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention

2014 Honda Civic 4-door sedan
2013 Honda Civic 4-door sedan shown

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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver 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.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1302
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Footrest (cm) 13
Left toepan (cm) 15
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 6
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 7
Lower instrument panel (cm) 6

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1302
Head
HIC-15 394
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) no data
Extension bending moment (Nm) no data
Maximum Nij 0.00
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 1.3
Right 0.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.98
Right 0.78
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.3
Right 3.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 78
Right 61

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1212
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1212
Head
HIC-15 152
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.1
Femur force - right (kN) 0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.35
Maximum tibia index - right 0.50
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.8
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 54
Right 70

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1216
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -14.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1216
Head HIC-15 402
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 42
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 40
Average deflection (mm) 35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.65
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.60
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 143
A-P moment (Nm) 56

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1216
Head HIC-15 107
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 20
Lateral force (kN) 0.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 34
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.08
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.63
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.2
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.9
L-M moment (Nm) 221
A-P moment (Nm) 61

How the side crash test is conducted

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

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-15 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 29
Distance below top of head (mm) 33
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.9
Head contact time (ms) 59
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 378

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

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