The 2013 Honda Civic Is a Top Safety Pick+

August 23rd, 2013 by

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The Civic, distinguished as a 2013 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, has long been one of the most trusted models in the world. In the beginning, drivers were initially attracted by its affordability; a surprising level of craftsmanship and dependability ultimately turned many of these drivers into lifelong Civic fans. Unsurprisingly, the Honda Civic is also one of the most popular cars in Raynham and Easton.

The 2013 Civic adds another great chapter to the Honda legacy. On top of its great price tag, extensive list of features, admirable performance, and low fuel consumption, the 2013 Civic also brings along a fantastic safety record.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, one of the nation’s most trusted names in vehicle safety testing, has awarded both the Honda Civic 2-door and 4-door model a “Top Safety Pick+” award. To earn the special “+” designation, vehicles must receive top marks in at least four out of five tested categories, with no less than an “acceptable” rating in the fifth. This rarer distinction has put the Civic, like its older sister, the Accord, a hefty cut above the competition, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a vehicle with a strong safety record.

A New Test? No Problem.

The IIHS recently introduced a small overlap front test into its safety regiment. The test is meant to simulate an accident in which the front corner of a vehicle hits an object like a pole or the corner of another vehicle. A small front overlap is typically considered more dangerous than a front-on crash because the crash force is concentrated in a much smaller area. This force is usually enough to deform the vehicle to such a point that either the driver or the front passenger become trapped in the vehicle.

During small overlap front tests, both Civic models demonstrated that they were able to absorb the impact of the crash while keeping the cabin relatively intact, earning it top marks. This is a feat enjoyed by only a handful of vehicles.

So Much More Than Safety

The 2013 Civic also comes with a full list of modern features, including Bluetooth handsfree calling. If you would like to get a closer look and take the Civic out for a test drive, we encourage you to stop by Silko Honda in Raynham! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.