2017 Honda Civic  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#75 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#148 of all 2017 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. The Honda Civic provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. The Civic provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing 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 2017 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 2017 Honda Civic has a score of 69, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.049%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.4%.

We estimate that the 2017 Honda Civic has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.057% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.5129%, meaning the average driver has a 0.057% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.5129% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Honda Civic is 19% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Honda Civic is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 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 Yaris iANissan SentraKia ForteChevrolet CruzeV. Golf SportWagenFord FocusSubaru ImprezaToyota CorollaMazda 3Hyundai ElantraVolkswagen JettaHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Honda Civic with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 81. The 2017 Honda Civic is safer than the 2017 Toyota Yaris iA, the 2017 Nissan Sentra, and the 2017 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2017 Toyota Corolla, the 2017 Subaru Impreza, the 2017 Ford Focus, and the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. It is about as safe as the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

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