IIHS awards Honda Civic Coupe with Top Safety Pick+ image

The latest coupe version of the popular Honda Civic has performed as good as the 4-door sedan in all IIHS’ crash tests.

Thanks to the optional front crash prevention system, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe has been granted with the highest rating by the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thus following the same top award received earlier this year by the 4-door version. The redesigned Coupe managed a similar performance with the previous model, with good ratings in the Institute’s small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint evaluations. One of the safety highlights of the 2-door Civic is its new crash prevention system, which helped avoiding a collision on both the agency’s track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, quite a rare achievement.

This active safety system also includes a forward collision warning feature – that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria -, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System and Road Departure Mitigation. To qualify for the Institute’s top award, a vehicle must have good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests and an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating.

The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe was first displayed at the LA Auto Show in November last year and it went on sale on March 10 in the United States for a suggested starting price of 19,050 dollars, excluding taxes and destination charges.