It’s all about choice, but not when it comes to safety: Every Civic features the same full array of safety systems. Standard.
Active Systems: Control
To help keep you on course and away from danger, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with traction control
helps sense oversteer or understeer, and then adjusts brake pressure at each wheel and/or reduces engine power to help restore driver control.
Standard anti-lock brakes (ABS)
, with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), help you maintain control during hard braking. Properly inflated tires are crucial for safe operation, so the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
 alerts the driver when pressure in any tire becomes significantly low.
Passive Systems: Protection
The Civic has been engineered to help protect you and your passengers when a frontal collision just cannot be avoided. The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.
Airbags and More
Standard front, front side and side curtain airbags help reduce the likelihood of injuries in a collision.
Honda's Safety Philosophy
Honda is committed to providing safety for everyonethat means crash protection not only for our own drivers and passengers, but also for occupants of other vehicles, and injury mitigation for pedestrians. We are dedicated to identifying and implementing advanced designs and features that help enhance the safety of vehicles on the road. Learn more
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the 2012 Civic Sedan a "2011 Top Safety Pick
," based on more stringent standards implemented in 2010. The Civic Sedan received top ratings in each category including frontal offset, side impact and rear impact crash safety tests and the new roof-strength test.