2016 Honda Civic  RealSafeCars67Safety Rating

#74 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#143 of all 2016 vehicles


The Civic, a mainstay of Honda's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The Civic provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The Honda Civic has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Honda Civic has a score of 67, implying a 0.058% chance of driver death (5.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.05%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.5%.

We estimate that the 2016 Honda Civic has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0585% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.6802%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0585% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.6802% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Honda Civic is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Honda Civic is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Honda Civic offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8150Toyota iANissan SentraKia ForteHyundai ElantraToyota CorollaHonda CivicV. Golf SportWagenDodge DartMazda 6Toyota Scion iMMazda 3Volkswagen JettaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Honda Civic with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 81. The 2016 Honda Civic is safer than the 2016 Toyota iA and the 2016 Nissan Sentra and less safe than the 2016 Mazda 3, the 2016 Toyota Scion iM, the 2016 Mazda 6, the 2016 Dodge Dart, and the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. It is about as safe as the 2016 Toyota Corolla.

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