One of the most exciting features of the current Honda lineup is the Honda Sensing suite of technologies. These 2017 Honda Civic Sedan safety features are available at every trim (standard on Touring models), and they work to assist the driver, increasing awareness and safety.
Lane Keeping Assist: Designed to help fight driver fatigue, Lane Keeping Assist gives the wheel a gentle nudge when needed to ensure the Civic stays in its lane.
Adaptive Cruise Control: Cruise control is a wonderful assistant on long highway drives, and this Honda Sensing feature gives it an upgrade. Radar sensors track the speeds of other vehicles and adjust your cruise control automatically, letting you cruise even at slower speeds—like on your commute. Those same radar sensors can even sense when the Civic is approaching another vehicle too quickly and issue an alert to bring the driver’s attention to the road.
Collision Mitigation Braking: This safety feature is able to engage the brakes automatically to mitigate the damage from a collision (or avoid it entirely). If a collision seems likely, Collision Mitigation Braking can apply the brakes to slow the Civic.
Road Departure Mitigation: Like Lane Keeping Assist, this feature uses a camera to track objects on the road. If it senses you are heading off-road without intending to, it can course-correct by adjusting steering and brake settings.
These standard and available 2017 Honda Civic Sedan safety features are designed to respond to road conditions or improve driver visibility to ensure you stay in control of the car.
Vehicle Stability Assist: This safety system features a traction control element that helps keep you in charge of the Civic in issues of low traction, oversteer, or understeer. If it senses your wheels and steering wheel don’t quite match up, Vehicle Stability Assist can adjust brake performance and engine output to help you regain control.
Advanced Braking Technologies: The Civic carries three different levels of advanced braking features, including anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, and brake assist. When your foot hits the brake pedal, the Civic does whatever it can to bring you to a stop.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Standard on the Civic, the multi-angle rearview camera is mounted on the rear of the car and switches on when you shift into reverse. Back up with peace of mind knowing that your path is clear thanks to top-down, wide-angle, and standard rear views.
Honda LaneWatch: Available on select Civic models, the Honda LaneWatch camera offers you an expanded view of your passenger-side blind spot. Mounted beneath the passenger’s side mirror, this camera shows you nearly four times as much as the mirror alone, and it switches on whenever you signal.
Daytime Running Lights: Each Civic has a set of Daytime Running Lights as standard, switching on whenever the vehicle is on. Studies have shown that drivers more easily notice vehicles when they have lights on, making it easier for them to avoid a collision, thus reducing the risk of accidents.
Some of the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan safety features are just waiting to be put to use. These passive safety technologies exist to respond to a collision or a potential danger and reduce the risk of injury.
ACE Body Structure: It stands for “Advanced Compatibility Engineering,” and the ACE body structure shows that Honda is concerned with safety from the ground up. This frame is designed to crumple in the right places, redirecting accident energy away from passengers; with reinforcements in key collision locations, the very body of the Civic keeps you safer.
Airbags: After decades of design, airbags have been engineered to the point that they are able to deploy with just the right amount of force to cushion during an accident, minimizing the risk of injury. Each Civic includes dual-stage multi-threshold front airbags, SmartVent side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
3-Point Seat Belts: All five seating positions on the Civic include three-point safety belts, anchoring driver and passenger during an accident and helping to reduce the risk of injury.
LATCH Anchors: LATCH car seat anchors let you quickly and confidently secure your child’s safety seat. Found on each of the rear seats, you simply anchor the base and secure the top of the car seat with one of the tethers.