2013 Honda Civic Named Top Safety Pick+ Award

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  1. webby
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    Five vehicles earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award
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    Five vehicles earn the Institute's top safety award based on their performance in the new small overlap front crash test.

    The 2013 Honda Civic 2-door and 4-door, both small cars, and the Volvo XC60, a midsize luxury SUV, all earned good ratings for small overlap protection. The Lincoln MKZ, a midsize luxury car, and the Mazda 6, a midsize moderately priced car, both received an acceptable rating. All are 2013 models except the Mazda 6, which is redesigned for 2014.

    The vehicles earned the Top Safety Pick+ award because they received good ratings in the Institute's moderate overlap front, side, rollover and rear tests, plus good or acceptable ratings in the new small overlap test. The small overlap test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or object like a tree or utility pole.

    The Honda Civic, the first small car to earn the Top Safety Pick+ award, received significant front structure upgrades to improve small overlap performance, and engineers at Volvo updated the airbag algorithm to deploy the side curtain airbag in the small overlap test.


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  2. Engineer99

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    Definitely nice to hear something so reassuring!
     
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    I drive my 2013 about 1,200 miles a week so this is definitely good to know.
     
  4. 7civics

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    A dealer salesperson mentioned it come with Ace Body Structure 2 which is 2015 safety standard compliant. I stack mileage too, its very reassuring in a just in case scenario.
     
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