The all-new Honda Civic is slated to arrive in the country this year. It's now available in Thailand, which means we might not have to wait long before it actually gets here. But just how safe is the 11th-generation Civic?
According to the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP), the Civic is one of the safest cars on the road today. This was confirmed by the safety organization after subjecting the Civic under its new 2021 – 2025 protocol which covers additional safety checks like automatic emergency braking.
The vehicle used during the test was a Thai-spec EL+ model that is also being sold in Indonesia and Singapore. In those markets, the Civic comes with six airbags, passive and active safety systems, and the Honda Sensing safety suite.
Based on the tests, the Civic was able to score 29.28 out of 32 points in the Adult Occupancy Protection Test (AOP). It achieved a perfect score for the side-impact tests (8 out of 8) while the front impact test netted the Civic 14.54 points out of 16. Head protection, meanwhile, was rated at 6.74 out of 8.
Over to Child Occupant Protection (COP), the Civic scored a total score of 46.72 out of 51 total points. While it was able to secure perfect scores in both frontal and side-impact tests, it lost several points in the child seat installation and child presence detection categories.
The Civic was able to bounce back, however, when it came to safety assist. Thanks to Honda Sensing being available, it was able to secure 19.07 out of 21 possible points. Features like autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, driver attention monitor, and automatic high beam provide better protection for the driver.
With the Civic scoring a five-star rating, those that plan to get one once it's here will be glad to know that it's a safe vehicle to be in. Hopefully, Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) will keep all of the safety features for the PH-spec models.