2020 Honda Civic  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#66 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#153 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Honda Civic
The Civic, part of Honda's lineup for decades, is a small sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Civic packs some oomph. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Honda Civic is below average 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 2020 Honda Civic has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Honda Civic has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0528% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0243%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0528% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0243% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Honda Civic is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Honda Civic is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9353Volkswagen JettaChevrolet SonicKia ForteHyundai ElantraSubaru ImprezaToyota C-HRSubaru LegacyMazda 3Toyota CorollaKia OptimaNissan SentraHonda CivicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Honda Civic with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 93. The 2020 Honda Civic is safer than the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2020 Kia Forte, and the 2020 Hyundai Elantra and less safe than the 2020 Kia Optima, the 2020 Toyota Corolla, the 2020 Mazda 3, the 2020 Subaru Legacy, and the 2020 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2020 Nissan Sentra.

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