This decade, the Honda Civic has been quite successful at passing crash safety tests. For the 2012 Civic sedan, the IIHS awarded it the “Good” rating, their highest rating, in frontal-offset, roof-strength, and side crash tests.
The 2013 Civic, which received many updates for this model year, achieved its Top Safety Pick status thanks to a variety of safety features including antilock brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, front airbags, and stability control. There are also other available safety systems such as a forward-collision detection system and a lane-departure warning system.
For 2013, Honda revitalized the Civic with many different upgrades including styling changes to make the Civic sportier and offer more comfortable, upscale-looking materials in the vehicle’s interior. The vehicle also received many new standard features like a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, Pandora internet radio compatibility, and iPod interactivity. Many of these features are not available standard on competing models.
Besides these new features, there were also several mechanical changes made. Both the suspension and the steering systems were modified to improve drivability. Honda also added new material to the walls of the car to reduce sound and vibration during the ride. The structure of the car was also altered to try to make the car safer for front collisions.
The 2013 Honda Civic is available at Team Honda in both coupe and sedan body styles. There are also Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas options, as well.
To learn more about the safety features of the Civic, or to take it for a test drive, come to Bosak Honda. They are located at 9800 Indianapolis Boulevard in Highland, Indiana. The dealership can be reached by calling (800) 959-4660 or through their website.