The 2018 Honda Civic Safety: Rating & Honda Sensing Driver Assists

2018 Honda Civic Sedan Touring turning city street

The 2018 Honda Civic safety rating is five stars overall from the NHTSA*. Needless to say, this sedan delivers peace of mind and a strong selection of protection features. A range of available driver assistance technologies join the standard active and passenger safety amenities fitted as standard. All are encased within a body that has been expertly crafted to resist damage and prevent harm.

Active Safety

From the second you fire up the engine of the Honda Civic, a number of top-notch active safety features will be working tirelessly to keep you protected. Active features help prevent accidents from occurring in the first place, and the Civic delivers a comprehensive array of them as standard equipment, including:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Drive systems such as VSA prevent slippage and keep you on course while features such as LED DRLs enhance visibility. You can even cycle through three separate viewing modes (Normal, Top-Down, and Wide) to see exactly what’s behind you while reversing without having to crane your neck to look behind you.

Passive Safety

The new Honda Civic’s selection of standard active features is impressive, but the vehicle’s passive safety features are always waiting to step in if an accident should ever occur.

An Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure is the soul of Civic safety. If a crash should ever occur, the ACE body will crumple intelligently in order to direct collision energy away from the passenger compartment. At the same time, Advanced Front Airbags (i-SRS), SmartVent Front Side Airbags, and Side-Curtain Airbags will deploy in order to cushion you from harm.

It’s engineering features such as these that have allowed the 2018 Honda Civic to sail through government crash test simulations; in fact, the NHTSA awarded it a 5-star rating in every single category, as well as a 5-star rating overall*.

Honda Sensing Suite

The features listed above will be all many drivers need, but for those who regularly need to commute from Lakeview to Medford, the following Honda Sensing technologies can be invaluable:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

These technologies will enhance your awareness of the road, warn you of danger, and even act independently to prevent collisions from occurring, and you can fit the Honda Sensing suite across all Honda Civic trims.

Test Drive the Honda Civic at Klamath Falls Honda!

The Civic is the kind of compact you need when safety is a top concern, and you’ll find yours waiting for you here at Klamath Falls Honda. Schedule a test drive today, or contact us to learn more about maintaining your new Honda Civic.


*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).