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Honda Civic

Honda Civic, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Honda Civic

Honda Civic, RHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 28 pts | 79%
Head: Adequate, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Adequate, Upper leg left: Adequate, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
11.9 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Adequate, Abdomen: Adequate, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
7.7 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
6.6 pts
Neck: Marginal

Total 37 pts | 76%
PERFORMANCE
11.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintBritax Romer Baby Safe ISOFIX
Group0, 0+
FacingRearward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and support frame

PERFORMANCE
9.3 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintBritax Romer Duo Plus ISOFIX
Group1
FacingForward
InstallationISOFIX anchorages and top tether

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 24 pts | 67%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
12.2 pts
PELVIS
6.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 6 pts | 86%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
VSA
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
passenger
rear


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Honda Civic, RHD
Body type 5 door hatchback
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1251kg
VIN from which rating applies SHHFK27408U000101
Class SMALL FAMILY
Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag dual stage
Front passenger frontal airbag dual stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags


Comments

The results of the Honda Civic, first tested in 2007, have been recalculated into the new rating format. The car is unchanged from the one originally tested.

Adult occupant
Honda have modified the safety system of the Civic for the 2008 model year car. The timing of the pretensioners has been changed to provide better restraint of the front seat passengers and dual stage frontal airbags have replaced the previous single stage units. However, in the frontal test, the driver's airbag was not sufficiently well inflated to prevent the driver's head from contacting the steering wheel. The passenger compartment remained stable. Structures in the dashboard presented a potential hazard to the driver's femurs. The 2008 Civic has a larger side airbag than its 2006 predecessor. Rib deflections were lower, resulting in a score one point higher than the earlier version. However, protection of the chest was weak in the side pole test. Whiplash protection was rated as marginal.

Child occupant
From 2009, Honda dealers do not offer a disconnection of the passenger airbag. Therefore, a rearward facing child restraint should not be used in that seating position for 2009 model year cars. There is a clear warning of the dangers of using a rearward-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
Honda have made no changes that would influence the results of the pedestrian tests so the results of the car tested in 2006 have been carried over here. Both the bumper and the leading edge of the bonnet scored maximum points for the protection they offered to the legs of pedestrians. The part of the bonnet likely to be struck by a child's head was also rated predominantly 'fair'.

Safety assist
Vehicle Safety Assist (Honda's electronic stability control system) is standard equipment on all variants in all countries. The seatbelt reminder covers all seating positions and is also standard across the model range.

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