2013 Honda Civic Sedan Earns Top NHTSA, IIHS Safety Ratings

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The new 2013 Honda Civic Sedan has received the highest possible overall safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Japanese company announced today.
The automaker’s new compact recently earned the top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), and the Top Safety Pick+ and a top score of “Good” in the small overlap frontal collision test from the IIHS.

According to Honda, the Civic Sedan and Coupe are the first and only small cars to earn the IIHS’ highest safety rating the NTHSA’s 5-Star score. In addition, the 2013 Accord also achieved these ratings in the mid-size segment.

"Car shoppers cannot find a small car with higher overall safety ratings than the 2013 Honda Civic," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. "Safety ratings leadership across product lines is a fundamental part of not only our strategic business plan, but also our philosophy as a company."

The Honda Civic sedan is equipped with the company’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure as well as several other safety features, including side curtain airbags, multiple-threshold front airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist and many more.
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