Honda Civic Safety Features
With a firm structural build and a host of high-tech features, the 2017 Honda Civic earns a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating1 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Our team at Mile High Honda has put together this review for our customers in the Centennial, Aurora, and Denver area so that they can understand why the Honda Civic continually earns such high safety honors.
The foundation of Honda safety lies in a firmly constructed vehicle frame. The 2017 Honda Civic is built with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE)™ body. The ACE™ body includes a network of front frame structures that have been designed to not only absorb impacts, but to deflect force, as well. In an accident, the ACE™ body pushes collision forces out and away from the cabin, protecting all occupants.
The advanced airbags in the Honda Civic now includes an i-SRS system. The i-SRS airbags feature spiral seams and a gas release control valve. This better regulates airbag pressure and deployment for reduced impacts, faster inflation, and longer period of protection. Side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor and SmartVent® front side airbags are also implemented. The SmartVent® system maximizes deployment rates so that occupants are protected as quickly as possible.
Power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes ensure that during sudden, hard stops, the Civic will halt immediately. The anti-lock system bolsters these brakes by maintaining traction during stops. Vehicle stability assist with traction control2 will prevent your car from rolling or swaying dangerously, no matter what road conditions may be.
Once a solid structure is in place, Honda outfits the 2017 Civic with several cutting-edge safety technologies. The available Collision Mitigating Braking System (CMBS)™3 uses a network of sensors to detect when you may be approaching another vehicle too quickly. In an effort to avoid collision, your vehicle will automatically reduce speed. Brake warnings will also flash visually and audibly to catch your attention.
Adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow4 is also available. This feature will reduce or increase cruise speed based on traffic patterns. Low-speed follow can detect how far ahead of you other vehicles are, and will maintain following distance accordingly.
Two different systems are available to ensure that your vehicle does not drift out of its lane. First is the Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM).5 RDM detects if your vehicle veers too close to road markings while driving between 45-90 mph. The system will then send driver alerts to help you regain control. The lane-keeping assist system (LKAS)6 then offers extra steering input and added torque to keep your Civic in the right lane. Both of these systems include visual, audio, and tactile alerts for drivers.
Experience the 2017 Honda Civic
Few vehicles are as structurally sound as the 2017 Honda Civic. With the many features that it offers, Civic safety is exceptionally hard to match. If you’re a driver in the Centennial, Aurora, or Denver area looking to experience the cutting-edge safety of this vehicle, contact Mile High Honda today. We’d be glad to answer any questions you have. Contact us today for more information.
1 Safety matters most, and the 2017 Honda Civic earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
2 Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
3 CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by high interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
4 Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. ACC only includes a limited braking function; driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
5 Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
6 LKAS only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering toque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position. LKAS may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.