We want to start with the most impressive 2017 Honda Civic Sedan safety features, so you know just how high of a priority Honda places on safety. These features are found in the Honda Sensing package of safety technologies:
Lane Keeping Assist: A front-mounted camera from the Lane Departure Warning system monitors the markings on the pavement, and if it senses you’ve drifted from your lane without responding, Lane Keeping Assist will nudge the wheel to keep your Civic centered.
Adaptive Cruise Control: Radar sensors on the Civic let this available feature monitor the speed of surrounding vehicles and adjust your cruising velocity to keep pace with the cars around you.
Collision Mitigation Braking: The Civic’s Forward Collision Warning system isn’t the only thing stopping an accident; if the driver fails to respond, Collision Mitigation Braking can automatically apply the brakes to slow or stop the vehicle.
Road Departure Mitigation: This safety feature works like Lane Departure Warning, but tracking common side-of-road markers and signs. If it detects that you’re heading onto the shoulder or off the road, it can correct your course with steering and brake adjustments.
These safety features either increase driver visibility or allow the vehicle to respond to road conditions to keep you in control.
Vehicle Stability Assist: By sensing steering wheel position and tire angles, Vehicle Stability Assist can detect if the Civic is heading where you want it to or if there is understeer or oversteer, adjusting engine output and brake performance to put you back in control.
Advanced Braking Technologies: Anti-lock brakes are standard on all of the Civic’s wheels, with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist to ensure that when your foot hits that pedal, the Civic does everything it can to stop the car safely.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Each Civic sports a multi-angle rearview camera, offering you top-down, standard, and wide-angle views of what’s behind the car; just shift into reverse to have the camera view pop up on your display.
Honda LaneWatch: This available blind-spot camera system takes a view from a passenger mirror–mounted camera and projects it on your in-dash screen when signaling a lane change so you can have a better view of the passenger blind spot.
Daytime Running Lights: Standard on the Civic, daytime running lights run whenever the engine’s on, making the car more visible to other drivers and reducing the risk of an accident.