2013 Honda Civic nabs top safety marks with IIHS and NHTSA
Already a big favorite with buyers, the 2013 Honda Civic has made an equally positive impression on the folks at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2013 Civic Sedan and Coupe have become the first — and to date only — small cars tested to roll off with the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ laurels that included earning the best rating possible in the new and very demanding small overlap frontal collision test. The Civic Sedan doubled up on the plaudits by also receiving the top 5-Star overall vehicle score in NHTSA’s equally stringent New Car Assessment Program regimen.
In addition to the Civic line, which underwent a significant engineering revamp for 2013, the mid-size Accord Sedan and Coupe also performed well enough to be named Top Safety Pick+ recipients by the IIHS. As for other members of the Honda family, the 2013 Crosstour, CR-Z, CR-V, Insight, Pilot, Odyssey and Ridgeline all earned Top Safety Pick honors.