For its exceptional performance in crash tests, the 2016 Honda Civic has earned a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration* and has also been named a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety**—both the highest safety ratings offered by those organizations.
State-of-the-art safety and driver-assist features offered onboard the Civic include:
Honda LaneWatch also comes standard in all but the base model.
Available safety features include a collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist system, road departure mitigation system, and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow.
In terms of technology, the Civic outdoes rivals like the 2016 Toyota Corolla, the 2016 Chevy Cruze, and the 2016 Nissan Sentra.
None of these competitors, for instance, offers rain-sensing windshield wipers, as the Civic does, or airbags with smart features such as the Civic’s standard SmartVent front side airbags, which deploy with varying levels of force, or shut off completely, in keeping with the size of the passenger.
Neither the Corolla nor the Cruze offers a collision mitigation braking system or adaptive cruise control like the Civic does, and the Corolla also does not provide a collision warning feature.
The Corolla and the Sentra do not offer lane departure warning systems, hill start assist, or remote vehicle start, as the Civic does, and neither provides an emergency response system like the Civic’s HondaLink Assist, which instantly alerts emergency responders via a GPS receiver and cellular system when the airbags in the vehicle deploy.
The Corolla further does not offer an auto-dimming rearview mirror or automatic on/off headlights, as the Civic does.