Passenger Protection: The Accord is concerned with safety from the frame up, literally. Built using Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, the vehicle is designed to distribute energy away from passengers in an accident while the three-point seat belts hold everyone in place and the airbags have been engineered to provide just enough force to cushion driver and passengers alike in the event of a collision.
Accident Avoidance: The best accident isn’t just one you can walk away from, it’s one that doesn’t happen. A multi-angle rearview camera is standard so you can back up with confidence, and the available Honda Sensing safety features include collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and more to serve as an extra set of eyes on the road.
Safety Ratings: With passenger protection and accident avoidance features like these, the 2016 Accord Sedan earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA* and a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ designation (when equipped with Honda Sensing) from the IIHS.** We think it’s these awards that mark the Accord as one of the safest sedans on the road today.
Passenger Protection: As with the Accord, the Civic starts with safety from the ground up, sporting an Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure that is built with crumple zones to redirect accident energy. A suite of airbags offers protection for front and rear passengers while five three-point seat belts help keep everyone secure and in place in the event of an accident.
Accident Avoidance: Auto safety didn’t just stall after the invention of airbags, but it did take a bold new direction: accident avoidance. The standard multi-angle rearview camera offers top-down, wide-angle, and straight on views of what’s behind the Civic to give you a clear view of what’s behind you before you back up. In the meantime, the available Honda Sensing features help to alert you to potential accidents before they happen with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and other features. The collision mitigation braking system can even apply the brakes if it senses a potential accident that needs to be avoided.
Safety Ratings: As it shares so much safety DNA with the Accord, it should come as little surprise that the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan has taken home the same safety awards, a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA* and a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS (when equipped with Honda Sensing).**
See for yourself all that the Civic has going for it by seeing how it compares to a competitor in our 2016 Toyota Corolla review.