IIHS - 2013 Honda Civic 2-door and 4-door small overlap tests

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  1. Dar-Dar

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    These tests were done in a 40mph small overlap front crash test.


    Overall evaluation on both cars: GOOD

    More info about small overlap test:
     
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    I would like to see what the inside looks like on the driver's side behind the firewall...
     
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    I wonder how much different the 2012 is on the offset crash. I know they added additional reinforcement to the 2013's specifically for this new test.
     
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    Is it just me, or did the coupe look like it survived a bit better?
     
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    Here's their written reviews.

    2013 Civic 4-door
    2013 Civic 2-door
    It seems like the 4-door is safer and would not cause any leg injuries compared to the 2-door.
     
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    And to add, tires/wheels are also a big part of this safety crash. Wheels that shatter on impact would cause more damage since they would not be able to absorb any sort of energy. This is another reason why putting Rotas or knockoff wheels would be harmful and dangerous.
     
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    That is a very good point!
     
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    it's moot point, consumer that cares about these safety measures usually prefer oem or quality name brands

    people that buys rotas or any low end wheels usually do not care about vehicle safety anyway.

    i been preaching buy quality wheels & tires & brakes for over 20 years... it's pointless.

    it only happens when a driver survive a deadly/severe crash thus realized how important to spend that extra money to save your life.


    i still can not understand why anyone with supercharger/turbo on their si with absolutely no brake upgrade. honda brakes performs poorly under extreme heat
     
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    I can see that argument if you track the car. Putting a turbo or supercharger on it to make 300ish hp to make it quicker doesn't mean you're beating your brakes or racing it all the time.
     

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