2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe First Small Cars to Achieve TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating in IIHS Safety Testing

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 
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                    Acura
Honda Accord Coupe       Acura TL
Honda Accord Sedan
Honda Civic Coupe
Honda Civic Sedan 
2013 Honda/Acura TOP SAFETY PICKS: 
Honda                    Acura
Honda Fit                Acura ILX
Honda Crosstour          Acura TSX Sedan
Honda Civic Sedan        Acura MDX
Honda CR-Z               Acura RDX
Honda CR-V
Honda Insight
Honda Pilot
Honda Odyssey
Honda Ridgeline 
(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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