2021 Honda Civic  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#51 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#128 of all 2021 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 Civic has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2021 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 2021 Honda Civic has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Honda Civic has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.054% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1676%, meaning the average driver has a 0.054% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1676% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Honda Civic is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Honda Civic is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Honda's Honda Sensing active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Honda Civic: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). Optional safety features on the 2021 Honda Civic which we recommend include Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Blind Spot Information System.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8953Volkswagen JettaKia ForteNissan AltimaHonda CivicKia K5Hyundai SonataVolkswagen GolfToyota CamryMazda 3Honda AccordToyota CorollaNissan SentraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Honda Civic with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 89. The 2021 Honda Civic is safer than the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2021 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2021 Hyundai Sonata, the 2021 Nissan Sentra, the 2021 Toyota Corolla, the 2021 Honda Accord, the 2021 Mazda 3, the 2021 Toyota Camry, and the 2021 Volkswagen Golf. It is about as safe as the 2021 Nissan Altima.

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