On sale this fall at Honda dealerships, the 2017 Civic Hatchback received five stars in the front, side and rollover crash tests.
It shares the same platform with the 2017 Honda Civic sedan and coupe. Those versions also received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.
Standard safety equipment on the 2017 Civic includes stability control, antilock brakes, side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera.
The 2017 Civic Hatchback will be offered with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistance technologies, including collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. Honda Sensing is standard on the Civic Hatchback Sport Touring model.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2017 Civic.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2017 Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf GTI also earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. The 2017 Toyota Yaris hatchback earned a four-star overall safety rating.