Published on September 24th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
2022 Honda Civic Just Got The Top Safety Pick+ Rating From The IIHS
The new Honda Civic gets some seriously good safety ratings from the IIHS.
Malaysians are waiting eagerly for the all-new 11th generation Honda Civic model to be released. It’s already available in Thailand and there are strong rumours that it will come to Malaysia later this year or early next year in sedan form. Over in the US, both the sedan and the hatchback have recently been evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and it has received the best possible accolade, earning a 2021 Top Safety Pick+ rating.
The IIHS tested the car’s front crash prevention system and gave it a ‘SUPERIOR’ rating for collision avoidance with other vehicles and pedestrians too. All Civic models in the US will be equipped with Honda Sensing driver-assist technologies that provide active safety. Honda Sensing includes:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System with Pedestrian Detection
- Forward Collision Warning
- Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist System
- Adaptive Cruise Control
The Civic also benefits from Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure which is designed to protect occupants in a variety of frontal collisions.
About the 2021 Top Safety Pick+ Award from IIHS
To receive the Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, a vehicle must earn “Good” ratings in at least six crashworthiness evaluations. This includes driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. It also requires either “Advanced” or “Superior” ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention. Headlight ratings need to be “Acceptable” or better for all trim levels.
On the US market 2022 Honda Civic, just about every rating is “Good” or better, with two “Acceptable” ratings for lower leg/foot passenger injury measure and dummy kinematics.
The testers noted:
“The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but nearly rolled off the right side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso.”
Check out the full report here.
Honda Commitment to Safety
Based on its vision for a collision-free society, Honda is working to improve safety for everyone sharing the road, an approach Honda calls “Safety for Everyone.” The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash-test facilities in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.
Advanced passive safety features include Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and next-generation passenger front airbag technology, which are designed to provide a high level of collision protection for occupants. Advanced active safety and driver-assistive systems found in Honda Sensing® and AcuraWatch™ technologies, now on nearly 5 million vehicles on U.S. roads, are designed to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions while also serving as a technological and perceptual bridge to the more highly automated vehicles of the future.