The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan has been completely overhauled last year itself that upgraded it by a huge margin earning a 5-star NHTSA and "Good" IIHS safety ratings at the same time. Having the blend of forward collision mitigation system, Honda LaneWatch, and many inspiring specs across the lineup starting at an MSRP of $19,630, it outclasses its predecessor from 2015 MY and earlier batches.

Be it either the Honda Civic 2017 Touring or the 2017 Honda Civic EXL or the entry-level LX trim, its unibody with rust-resistant, electro-galvanized steel and aluminum alloys offers exceptional build stature. And, it truly stands as a competitive edge in terms of safe driving pursuit against the likes of the Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla, and Nissan Sentra

2017 Honda Civic Sedan safety ratings

The Honda Civic Sedan 2017 is underpinned by a rigid compact global platform that is shared by the CR-V as well. The available cross members and crumple zone on the front are some of the highlights of its frame that allow it to be named in the "Top Safety Pick" award by the IIHS. Moreover, it scores a perfect 5-star safety rating in all parameters of NHTSA, however, misses out to replicate the same in the IIHS as its Headlight functionality has been rated "Poor" by the authority

What standout safety features make the 2017 Honda Civic safe?

The 10th generation Honda Civic 2017 Sedan has been given an incredible Honda Sensing Technology for all the trim levels as an optional extension except for the Touring edition where it becomes standard on its own. Some of the advanced features of this package and the standard ones have been mentioned below:

  1. Forward Collision Mitigation System: The forward collision mitigation unit actuates the braking unit if the driver does not push the brake pedal when an object is detected in front of the Civic within a specific distance. 
  2. Lane Departure Warning System: The Civic gets Lane Departure Warning System that navigates you to stay within the lane limit and signals you with audio and visual when the same is not achieved. In the worst-case scenario, it even tends to have steering input to counter the upheavals. 
  3. Multi-angle rearview camera: The rearview camera in the new Honda Civic allows three viewing positions for the driver. These include normal, top-down, and wide, all of which aim at providing accurate visuals to the driver about his surroundings.
  4. Honda Lane Watch: The Honda LaneWatch is incorporated into the 2017 Civic Sedan with which the information about the cars surrounding it is tracked. 
  5. Electronic Brake Distribution: The EBD helps the Civic Sedan 2017 to have a uniform brake distribution at the wheels where the traction is challenged. 

Apart from these, we have got other basic safety gears as well that incline to reduce the probability and impact of crashes such as the Brake Assist, a comprehensive set of airbags, an electronic parking brake, and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).

Is the 2017 Honda Civic safe enough?

While its comprehensive performance has been its largest takeaway, the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan is also a safe and dependable proposition. It is structurally sound, comes equipped with class-leading specifications, and manages to deliver supreme performances in each test. At its price point, Civic’s feature list is better than most of its competitors. It sets new standards for the compact sedan segment and should be considered for sure. 

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