2014 Honda Civic Expected to Achieve Top Safety Ratings

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Equipped with daytime running lights, the 2014 Honda Civic even stands out in the daylight.

2014 Honda Civic Safety Features

Prior to the 2014 Honda Civic release date, we had a surge of consumers visiting our helpful and informative blog to get information on the highly anticipated model. Now that the all-new Honda Civic is available, we thought that we would give you a more in-depth look at all of its new and exciting features and capabilities. Today, we have decided to look specifically at the 2014 Honda Civic safety features.

The new Civic was just released earlier this month, so it hasn’t been subjected to the IIHS and NHTSA crash safety tests, but as the 2013 Honda Civic was one of the many vehicles to earn the highest possible Top Safety Pick+ rating, we fully expect that the 2014 model will follow suit — especially since the new model has added a couple of new features.

Among the features that are likely to lead the 2014 Honda Civic to top safety ratings is an advanced compatibility engineering body structure which is specifically designed for frontal collisions. The front end of the reinforced steel frame distributes impact through the front of the vehicle to reduce the amount of forces that enter the passenger compartment. The energy that does enter the cabin is counteracted by advanced dual-stage front airbags that inflate at rates that depend on a number of factors including crash severity.

In addition to the front airbags, the Civic utilizes front side airbags for side-impact collisions, and side curtain airbags that stretch back throughout the length of the cabin to protect all outboard passengers. The side curtain airbags are also connected to a rollover sensor to help reduce the likelihood of head and neck injuries even further.

2014-honda-civic-safety-featuresOther standard safety systems of the 2014 Honda Civic include daytime running lights, vehicle stability assist with traction control, anti-lock brakes, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a LATCH mounting system for use with compatible child seats.

The combination of the advanced airbags with the rigid body structure is likely to provide more than adequate protection in the new IIHS small overlap front test, allowing the 2014 Civic to receive the Top Safety Pick+ rating. We expect that the 2014 model will undergo testing early next year. To find out how the 2014 Honda Civic safety features fare in the tests, be sure to check back here on the Benson Honda blog where we will have updated information when it becomes available.

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