All-New 2022 Honda Civic Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Ratings

September 24th, 2021 by

2022 Honda Civic Sedan Touring

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic Sedan and Hatchback have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest possible rating, the 2021 Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) rating.

The new Civic, which has long set the standard for small car safety performance, achieved the institute’s highest possible ratings in all evaluated categories. This includes the Civic’s standard front crash prevention system, which earned ”Superior” ratings in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian avoidance tests.

Including these awards, Honda has eight models that have earned 2021 TSP ratings or better;

  • 2021 Accord (TSP+)
  • 2022 Civic Sedan (TSP+)
  • 2022 Civic Hatchback (TSP+)
  • 2021 Insight (TSP+)
  • 2021 Odyssey (TSP+)
  • 2021 Civic Sedan (TSP)
  • 2021 Civic Hatchback (TSP)
  • 2021 CR-V (TSP)

Based on Honda’s long standing “Safety for Everyone” approach, which focuses on advancing safety for everyone sharing the road, all Civic models are equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes;

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Pedestrian Detection
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

All Honda vehicles also benefit from Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to help protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems.

To qualify for a 2021 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn “GOOD” ratings in six crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. TSP+ also requires “ADVANCED” or “SUPERIOR” ratings for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention, as well as “ACCEPTABLE” or “GOOD” headlight ratings across all trim levels.

In addition to IIHS testing, every Honda model that has been fully evaluated in the NHTSA’s 2021 model year NCAP testing has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score*. While not yet evaluated, it is anticipated that the 2022 Civic Sedan and Hatchback will earn this distinction.

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ( Not yet fully evaluated for the 2021 model year are the Clarity series and Civic Type R.

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