Honda Civic Safety Ratings
Honda is well known for creating vehicles that are not just a joy to drive, but also feature the best in technology, infotainment, driver convenience, and safety. The Honda Civic is at top of the list of reliable Honda models year after year. Not only is it an efficient and stylish vehicle that’s loads of fun to drive, it hosts intelligent safety features can’t be beat.
Discover a complete breakdown and overview of all the 2018 Honda Civic safety features that will keep you and your family secure. Learn where to test drive one for yourself on the roads of Palm Beach, Wellington or Greenacres and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have.
Honda Civic: Honda Sensing™
The heart and soul of the 2018 Honda Civic safety features is the astounding Honda Sensing technology package. This suite of advanced active safety technology acts as an artificial intelligence to back you up while you’re behind the wheel—it’s a true copilot keeping you and your passengers safe on the roads.
Collision Mitigation Braking System™: It collaborates with Forward Collision Warning, which alerts you if it detects an oncoming frontal collision. This system can automatically apply your Civic’s brakes!
Road Departure Mitigation: Let’s say you start to drift off the road while you’re driving on the highway. In that case, the feature will provide corrective steering torque to help get you back on track.
Lane Keeping Assist System: Similarly, the Lane Keeping Assist System will kick in if you start to drift out of your lane without first engaging your turn signal. It’s better than someone jerking the wheel for you!
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow: This innovative technology will maintain a balance between a preset speed and a safe following distance behind the car in front of you. It’s very high-tech!
Honda Civic: Honda LaneWatch™
Lane departure warning and lane keeping systems are almost an expected safety feature on vehicles these days, but the Honda Sensing package in the 2018 Civic takes it a step further. Not only does it warn you if you’re leaving your lane, then kick in when you start to drift, it can also detect road edge lines. This means it will keep you from drifting off the road as well as out of your lane.
In addition, the LaneWatch feature of the package will give you a live video display monitoring your blind spot as soon as you kick on a turn signal. When you’re changing lanes or merging into traffic, it’s such a useful feature you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.
Frontal Crash Warning and Mitigation
Front crash warning and mitigation is another essential feature that the new Honda Sensing package kicks up a notch. Whenever you’re in danger of a crash, a warning will sound, and if you fail to slow down, the brakes will kick in automatically to help you mitigate or even avoid an accident altogether.
Other safety features include a multi-angle rearview camera to help you when you’re backing up or parking, and the Honda Vehicle Stability Assist system with traction control. When you over- or understeer, the traction system can kick in to engage the brakes on each wheel individually, while reducing engine power to compensate. You’ll always have absolute control and stability.
Drive Safe in the Honda Civic
You can test the 2018 Honda Civic safety features yourself at Braman Honda of Palm Beach. This model got a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA¹, and a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the IIHS², scoring a top “Good” score in every crash test. If you’re ready to get out on the Palm Beach, Greenacres or Wellington roads, stop into our showroom and hop behind the wheel today.
¹ With a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the sophistication of the 2018 Civic Sedan is matched only by its top ratings in safety. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
² The 2018 Civic Sedan with available Honda Sensing® has been awarded the esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of its excellent safety performance.