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2021 Honda Civic Score 5 Star Safety Rating – ASEAN NCAP Crash Test



2021 Honda Civic Crash Test

The new-gen Civic could have scored higher if it was equipped with features like blind spot monitor and rear-view camera

The 2021 Honda Civic has been tested thrice under the ASEAN NCAP. In this latest crash test, the EL+ variant of the Civic (MY2021) was tested. Although the units were sourced from Thailand, the results will also apply to those sold in Singapore and Indonesia.

The test unit has safety features like four airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS, AEB City, AEB Inter-Urban, AEB Pedestrian, Child Presence Detection (CPD), Auto High Beam (AHB) and Pedestrian Safety Technology was equipped with .

2021 Honda Civic – Adult and Child Safety

In frontal impact, adult safety was in the range of good enough for both driver and passenger. There was good head and upper leg protection while chest and lower leg protection was reported to be adequate. The frontal occupant compartment of the car was found to be stable in the frontal offset test.

In side effects, safety was found to be good. The total score scored for adult occupant protection is 29.28 out of 32. There are 14.54 points for frontal impact, 8.0 for side impact and 6.74 points for head protection technique.

In Child Occupant Protection, the test assessed a child aged 18 months and 3 years. Safety equipment used includes restraints and ISOFIX mounts. The new-gen Honda Civic scored a total of 46.72 out of 51 in Child Occupant Protection. This includes 24 points in dynamic test, 10 points in vehicle based test, 11.72 points for installation and 1 point for child detection. In the CRS installation evaluation, most CRS brands were either exempted or passed the test.

Safety Assistance and Motorcyclist Safety

The new generation Honda Civic delivered good results in testing the safety assist features. The marks scored was 19.07 out of a maximum of 21 marks. This includes 6 points for effective braking and avoidance, 4.07 points for seatbelt reminder, 6 points for autonomous emergency braking and 3 points for advanced SAT. Features offered as standard across all variants of the new generation Civic include ABS, ESC, AEB, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Driver Attention Monitor.

The only area where the 2021 Civic seems to be lagging is motorcycle safety. It scored 8.32 out of 16, which is only slightly above 50%. The new Honda Civic does not have a dedicated nearside blind spot detection system. It uses a lane clock feature instead. This gave him only 2.32 marks out of 8 in blind spot detection. Another important safety device missing is the rear view camera. Due to this, the Civic got 0 points for the rear visualization.

The Civic has been launched and discontinued twice in the Indian market. It was first dropped in 2013 and later bought back in 2019. This was the 10th gen model launched in India in 2019. The Civic was again discontinued in India in December 2020, apparently due to low sales numbers. In the near future, Honda is likely to focus on the SUV segment in India. The company is developing a new mid-size SUV which is expected to be launched in India in 2023.


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