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Safety Features: State-of-the-art safety amenities found onboard the Honda Civic include such offerings as:
- Honda LaneWatch, which comes standard in all but the base trim. Honda LaneWatch uses a camera that has been integrated into the passenger-side exterior mirror to deliver live video feed of what’s in the adjacent lane. This helps drivers more safely make right-hand turns and change lanes behind the wheel of the Civic.
- SmartVent front side airbags come standard in all of the Civic models, using speed and seat sensors to adjust deployment of the passenger airbags or to shut them off completely as needed, according to the size of the front passenger.
- Forward collision warning and a collision mitigation braking system are two high-tech safety features found in the Civic that work cooperatively to help reduce the impact of crashes or even prevent them completely. Forward collision warning alerts drivers when an impending frontal crash is detected. If the driver does not respond quickly enough and an accident is imminent, the collision mitigation braking system goes into action, applying full brake force in the car.
- Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, which comes standard in the Civic Touring trim and is an available feature in the other Civic models, helps maintain a safe following distance between the Civic and other vehicles. When another automobile is detected ahead of the Civic, the adaptive cruise control system automatically accelerates and decelerates as needed to keep a set following interval between the cars.
- Brake assist, which comes standard in each Civic trim, delivers extra braking power during emergency stopping situations, ensuring full braking power is deployed when it’s needed.
Other safety and driver-assist features found in the Civic include hill start assist control, vehicle stability assist with traction control, LED daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, an available road departure mitigation system, available lane departure warning, an available lane keeping assist system, and Honda LaneWatch (standard in all but the base model).
Among the Honda Civic’s plentiful honors received during the 2016 model year, it was named 2016 North American Car of the Year by automotive journalists within the United States and Canada.*** The Civic has also been named AutoGuide’s 2016 Car of the Year**** and a Kelley Blue Book 2016 Best Buy Award winner in its class.*****
Safety Features: Outstanding safety amenities found in the 2017 Accord include:
- Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, which comes standard in all of the Accord models. This feature provides drivers with a view of what lies behind them as they operate the car in reverse, also displaying helpful parking guidelines.
- Vehicle stability assist with traction control, which comes standard in each of the Accord models. This system bolsters stability when the Accord is cornering and when it turns more or less than is desired. The traction control feature helps the car maintain grip during acceleration and on slippery or loose surfaces by regulating engine output and selectively applying braking power.
- The available road departure mitigation system alerts the driver and provides assistance when it senses the vehicle might be unintentionally leaving its lane during speeds between 45 and 90 mph.
- The available lane keeping assist system also works at speeds above 45 mph to keep the vehicle safely inside its lane. This system uses a camera, situated between the windshield and rearview mirror, to detect lane markings on the road. If the car moves away from the center of its detected lane, an electric power steering system applies torque to bring it back to the middle of the lane.
- A tire pressure monitoring system comes standard in each of the Accord models, keeping track of tire pressure during driving. If the car’s tire pressure becomes significantly low, the driver receives a message in the multi-information display and the car’s low tire pressure indicator comes on.
Other safety and driver-assist features found in the Accord include standard SmartVent front side airbags, brake assist, daytime running lights, an available collision mitigation braking system, available forward collision warning, available adaptive cruise control, and Honda LaneWatch (standard in EX trim and above).
Safety Ratings: The 2017 Accord has earned a 5-Star Safety Rating from the NHTSA—the highest rating that agency offers.* For the 2016 model year, the Accord also claimed Top Safety Pick+ honors from the IIHS.** The IIHS list has not yet been released for the 2017 model year, but we’re confident the exceptional Accord will score well yet again.
Awards: The 2017 model year is still in its infancy, which means 2017 automotive award designations are as yet sparse for the year. The Accord brought home an impressive array of accolades for the 2016 model year, however, including being named a Car and Driver 10Best winner for the 30th time in the award’s history.******
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
**2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognize superior crash safety performance.
***The 2016 Honda Civic is the 2016 North American Car of the Year.
****The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan was awarded Car of the Year by Auto Guide. For more information, visit AutoGuide.com. AutoGuide.com is a registered trademark of Verticalscope Inc.
*****We’re proud to announce that the 2016 Honda Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey have been named Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com1 Best Buy of the Year in their respective classes. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
******The Accord has just been named one of Car and Driver’s 10Best for the 30th time1, giving it more appearances on the list than any other car in the magazine’s history. As our signature vehicle, the 2016 Accord upholds a legacy we started in 1976. With further design refinements and even more efficient performance, it’s our best Accord ever. Again. Car and Driver, November 2015