Passenger Protection: Starting with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, the Accord is built for safety from the frame up. A set of front and side curtain airbags works to protect all passengers, and three-point seat belts keep everyone secure in an accident.
Accident Avoidance: No longer is the best accident one that you walk away from; it’s one that didn’t happen. A standard multi-angle rearview camera makes it easy to back up with confidence. The available Honda Sensing safety suite includes driver assistance features like Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and more.
Safety Ratings:We’re still waiting on safety ratings for the 2017 model, but the 2016 Honda Accord Sedan earned top marks, with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA* and a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS on models with Honda Sensing.**
Passenger Protection: Like the Accord, the Civic is built for safety from the start, taking advantage of an Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and outfitted with a package of airbags and five three-point seat belts, one for each passenger.
Accident Avoidance: Car safety has advanced in leaps and bounds since the standardization of airbags, with the Civic’s multi-angle rearview camera making it easier to avoid pedestrians and vehicles when backing up. New Honda Sensing safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, and more help alert the driver to potential accidents before they happen.
Safety Ratings: It should come as little surprise that the Civic Sedan also earned top safety marks, with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA* and a 2016 Top Safety Pick+** on models with Honda Sensing. These features aren’t commonplace, either; check our 2016 Nissan Sentra review to see a competitor’s safety specs.