2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe First Small Cars to Achieve TOP SAFETY PICK+
Rating in IIHS Safety Testing
Honda leads industry with four TOP SAFETY PICK+ rated vehicles
MARKHAM, ON, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The new 2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe
have received the highest available safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the
U.S. Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This recognition makes the Civic
Sedan and Coupe the first and only IIHS small cars in the industry to earn a
TOP SAFETY PICK+.
Honda leads all other brands in achieving TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings with four
models - Civic Sedan and Coupe, and Accord Sedan and Coupe.Further, for the
2013 model year, all Honda and Acura models tested(1) by the IIHS have
received a TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating.
"If you are looking for a compact car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the 2013
Honda Civic is the only choice," said Dave Jamieson, assistant vice president
of sales and marketing at Honda Canada Inc. "We believe this is a distinct
competitive advantage, especially as more and more consumers place a premium
on crash rating performance."
The new Civic Sedan, equipped with the second generation of the Honda Advanced
Compatibility Body Structure™ (ACE™II), is not only the first small car to
earn TOP SAFETY PICK+ in the industry, but also the first and only to earn the
highest possible rating of GOOD on the IIHS's new small overlap frontal crash
test (sometimes called a 'narrow offset' test). This aggressive test is
designed to simulate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides
with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole at high
speed. The ACE™II reinforced body structure found on the 2013 Civic further
enhances frontal crash energy through a wider range of these offset and
oblique collision scenarios.
Additional standard safety equipment on all Civic models include Vehicle
Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System
(ABS); side curtain airbags; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and
driver and front passenger side airbags.
Honda Safety Leadership
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of
advanced technologies and designs to enhance the safety of all road users,
including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians. The
company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities
and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of
crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian
safety. This commitment to safety is rooted in Honda's goal to be a company
that society wants to exist, and it complements the company's leadership in
reducing vehicle emissions, improving fuel efficiency and advancing
alternatives to gasoline.
2013 Honda/Acura TOP SAFETY PICK+:
Honda Accord Coupe Acura TL
Honda Accord Sedan
Honda Civic Coupe
Honda Civic Sedan
2013 Honda/Acura TOP SAFETY PICKS:
Honda Fit Acura ILX
Honda Crosstour Acura TSX Sedan
Honda Civic Sedan Acura MDX
Honda CR-Z Acura RDX
(1)Acura ZDX has not been completely tested by the IIHS for the 2013 Model
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SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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