2013 Honda Civic Sedan Earns Stellar Safety Scores


  • 2013 Honda Civic Picture

    2013 Honda Civic Picture

    The 2013 Honda Civic sedan has small-car bragging rights when it comes to safety ratings. | May 10, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • The 2013 Honda Civic sedan has earned the top safety ratings from NHTSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • The win enables Honda to vault to the top of its small-car class in terms of safety ratings.
  • However, the 2013 Honda Civic coupe fell a bit short of the Civic sedan, earning a four-star overall rating from NHTSA.

TORRANCE, California — The 2013 Honda Civic sedan has earned the top safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The win enables Honda to vault to the top of its small-car class in terms of safety ratings. The 2013 Honda Civic sedan earned a five-star safety rating from NHTSA, the highest ranking.

However, the 2013 Honda Civic coupe fell a bit short of the Civic sedan, earning a four-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The 2013 Honda Civic sedan was also named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To earn Top Safety Pick+, vehicles must receive good ratings in at least 4 of 5 tests and no less than acceptable in the fifth test.

In comparison, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan, a Civic sedan competitor, earned a five-star safety rating from NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS. The Top Safety Pick is the second-highest rating from IIHS. To earn Top Safety Pick, vehicles must receive good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear tests, regardless of their ratings in the small overlap front test.

The 2013 Ford Focus sedan, another Civic sedan competitor, earned a five-star safety rating from NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.

The 2013 Toyota Corolla sedan earned a four-star safety rating from NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick rating from IIHS.

Edmunds says: Some important safety ratings for shoppers to consider if they're mulling over their choices in the small-car category.

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