The Honda Civic is known for being reliable, and the sedan’s safety ratings back that up. Read about the 2018 Honda Civic safety ratings given by NHTSA and IIHS, then learn more about the Civic model’s advanced safety features and driver assist technologies that help drivers feel confident on those Walla Walla roads!

Honda Civic Safety Ratings: NHTSA Scores

Tri-Cities drivers can have peace of mind when driving the 2018 Civic. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety) tested the 2018 Honda Civic and gave the model 5 stars* for its Frontal Crash rating, Side Crash rating, Rollover rating, and Overall rating.

Honda Civic Safety Ratings: IIHS Scores

The IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) ranks vehicles based on Crash Avoidance and Mitigation (technology that can prevent or lessen the severity of a crash) and Crashworthiness (how well a vehicle protects passengers during a crash). For Crash Avoidance and Mitigation, the Honda Civic sedan’s Front Crash Prevention score was “Superior with optional equipment.”

For Crashworthiness, the 2018 Honda Civic received the following scores:

  • Small Overlap Front Driver Side: Good
  • Small Overlap Front Passenger Side: Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head Restraints and Seats: Good

The IIHS ranks “Good” as the highest rating a vehicle can receive for every category besides Front Crash Protection. The Front Crash Protection category’s highest rating possible is “Superior.”

Honda Sensing®

For a sedan that can boast these kinds of exceptional safety ratings, it should come as no surprise that the Civic offers beneficial safety technology as well. Honda Sensing® is a suite of intelligent safety and driver assistive technologies that are exclusive to Honda vehicles. The feature is available on all Honda Civic configurations and comes standard on the Honda Civic Touring trim. Some Honda Sensing® features include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Adaptive Cruise Control keeps a set distance behind vehicles detected ahead of you.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): When a potential collision is detected, this feature automatically applies brake pressure to avoid crashing.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): This feature adjusts a driver’s steering to help keep the vehicle in the detected lane.

Other Honda Civic Safety Features & Driver Assist Technologies

The Civic offers plenty of standard safety features, too. Some of these standard features include:

  • Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist
  • Advanced Front Airbags (i-SRS)
  • SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines

What’s more, should you opt for a higher Honda Civic trim, you’ll receive additional safety features, adding to your peace of mind. One of these additional features includes available Honda LaneWatch™. This feature increases visibility and makes it easier for you to change lanes with the use of a small camera on your right-hand side mirror.

Test Drive the Honda Civic at Walla Walla Valley Honda

Contact us at Walla Walla Valley Honda to schedule a test drive with the Honda Civic today. While you’re at our dealership, feel free to ask one of our team members about the sedan’s technology and interior features, or learn how the Civic LX configuration compares to the EX.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.


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