2011 Honda Civic Named Top Safety Pick


Cars awarded the designation of TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) wear a badge of honor 2011 Honda Civic four-door models (excluding the SI) now wear that badge within the small car category. 

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is renowned within the car industry as being sticklers for safety. Last year, they upped the criteria for TOP SAFETY PICKs by adding a roof-strength evaluation to test the protection of a rollover crash. In order to earn such a TOP SAFETY PICK award, the 2011 Honda Civic Sedans had to pass not only the roof crash tests, but also:
  • Frontal crash tests
  • Side crash tests
  • Rear crash test
  • Seat/head restrain tests

Safety Meets Performance and Value

The Honda Civic At a Glance

  • 1.8-L, 16-valve SOHC i-VTEC, 4-cylinder engine
  • 140 horsepower (hp)
  • Fuel-efficient 5-speed manual (26 mpg city/34 mpg hwy) or 5-speed automatic (25 mpg city/36 mpg hwy)
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Luxurious leather-trimmed interior (EX-L)
  • USB Audio Interface [3] (EX, EX-L)
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice recognition (EX, EX-L)
  • Bold front grill
  • Dramatic, steep windshield (looks great and enhances aerodynamics)
  • Sporty LX-S features 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear decklid spoiler, chrome exhaust tip and black sport-trimmed interior

In addition to the IIHS naming the 2011 Honda Civic Sedan a TOP SAFETY PICK, editors from Kelly Blue Book's kbb.com have declared the Civic best all-around car within its class (compact sedan).  Under strengths kbb.com listed, "Well built. Well rounded. World class." The editors went on to say, "We interrupt this comparison test to reconfirm some old news. The Honda Civic is a great car… everything the car does it does well."


[SOURCE]
http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-sedan/reviews.aspx

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