2012 Honda Civic  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#57 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#120 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Honda Civic
The Civic, a mainstay of Honda's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Civic has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Honda Civic is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Honda Civic has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Honda Civic has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0552% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3013%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0552% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3013% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Honda Civic is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Honda Civic is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

8041Kia ForteFord FiestaHyundai VelosterToyota CorollaKia RioNissan SentraChevrolet CruzeSubaru ImprezaFord FocusHonda CivicMazda 3Hyundai ElantraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Honda Civic with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 80. The 2012 Honda Civic is safer than the 2012 Kia Forte, the 2012 Ford Fiesta, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the 2012 Toyota Corolla, the 2012 Kia Rio, the 2012 Nissan Sentra, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2012 Mazda 3. It is about as safe as the 2012 Ford Focus and the 2012 Subaru Impreza.

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