2022 Honda Civic Sedan is awarded with TOP SAFETY PLUS rating by the IIHS
New 2022 Honda Civic Sedan and Hatchback have earned IIHS's highest award possible – the TOP SAFETY PLUS rating.
The new Civic, which has long set the standard for small-car safety performance, achieved the Institute's highest possible ratings in all evaluated categories. This includes Civic's standard front crash prevention system, which earned "SUPERIOR" ratings from IIHS in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian avoidance tests.
Based on Honda's long-standing "Safety for Everyone" concept, which focuses on advancing safety for everyone sharing the road, all Civic models are geared with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, with Pedestrian Detection, evaluated by the IIHS as a "front crash prevention" system; Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation incorporating Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Honda Sensing is now standard or available on all new Honda models, found on nearly 5 million Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today.
To qualify for a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn "GOOD" ratings in six crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. TSP+ also requires "ADVANCED" or "SUPERIOR" ratings for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention, as well as "ACCEPTABLE" or "GOOD" headlight ratings across all trim levels.
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In addition to IIHS testing, every Honda model that has been fully evaluated in the NHTSA's 2021 model year NCAP testing has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score2. While not yet evaluated, it is anticipated that the 2022 Civic Sedan and Hatchback will earn this distinction.