2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe achieve IIHS TOP SAFETY RATING+

IIHS gives Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan top safety ratings.

On the lookout for a safe car? Want the best safety possible but prefer a smaller vehicle? Want all of that while keeping your monthly auto loan payments reasonable? The Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found two options, the very first small cars to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+. The 2013 Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe have now joined the Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe. With these four models receiving TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings, Honda leads all other car brands in safety. 

2013 Honda Civics all sport  backup safety cameras. It comes standard on most trims, but the EX-L model features a full navigation system with a three-view safety camera. Other standard safety equipment on all Civic models includes an antilock braking system and Vehicle Stability Assist, as well as numerous airbags. Between the side curtain airbags, driver and front passenger airbags and dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, Honda has you covered. 

In addition to being the first small car to receive an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the Civic Sedan is also the first and only car to come out of the small overlap frontal crash test with the highest possible rating of "good." The test simulates a high-speed crash where the front corner of the vehicle collides with an object like a tree, guardrail or another vehicle. Features such as a newly extended front bumper add to the car's crumple zone, allowing it to absorb more energy in the event of a crash. The Civic Sedan's body structure functions well across a wide scope of collision scenarios.

The IIHS isn't the only fan of the 2013 Honda Civic lineup. Motor Trend praises the car's updated design from the 2012 model. The 2013 version has better suspension and a quieter cabin in addition to more pleasing aesthetics. Hybrid models offer fuel economy of up to 40 miles per gallon, which will also save money at the pump. 

The base price of the Coupe ranges from $17,965 to $24,215 for manual and from $18,765 to $23,765 for automatic, according to Consumer Reports. For the manual Sedan, the base price is from $18,165 to $24,215. The automatic Sedan's base price ranges from $18,965 to $26,465. With a good car loan, a new vehicle with great safety is within reach for many drivers. 

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