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Neither IIHS nor NHTSA have published 2016 test results yet.
 

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The HR-V was on sale and released for over three months before the first test results came out.

I'm sure it will get top safety pick plus at a full five stars. The Honda sensing part guarantees the plus part and the all new car in general designed after all the new tests came out means it was designed with the tests in mind. Im sure 5 stars is almost assured.
 

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Although I haven't seen any reports on it, from what i have noticed is Honda leverages high safety ratings in its branding efforts and place a high priority on it. So i'm guessing that with a product as vital to the brand such as the Civic, they'll ensure it can hit that 5-star mark.
 

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I hate that you need autobraking and whatnot to make 5 stars now...
Why do you hate that? I guarantee you that vehicles equipped with that technology are far less likely to get in accidents, and when they do have accidents that are less severe. They are safer vehicles.
 

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Why do you hate that? I guarantee you that vehicles equipped with that technology are far less likely to get in accidents, and when they do have accidents that are less severe. They are safer vehicles.
This.

After getting in a very minor rear ending accident which was my fault, and having to constantly deal with rush hour traffic where it could be moving full speed at one second and then everyone is suddenly slamming the brakes, I cannot wait to have collision warning/avoidance.
 

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Usually people don't crash, but obviously rear ends happen, and its pretty frequent as far as the number of these as a percent of all auto accidents. If this system prevents many of these crashes and is easy to implement, it should be in every vehicle.
 

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I predict a 5 star result for the NHTSA Overall Vehicle Score. Not only because of Honda sensing but the deformable hood of the new civic was designed to help absorb energy in pedestrian collisions. That's usually where I see the lowest score. Can't wait to see the crash test videos.
 

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Why do you hate that? I guarantee you that vehicles equipped with that technology are far less likely to get in accidents, and when they do have accidents that are less severe. They are safer vehicles.
because a 5 star rating is contingent on you not paying attention. Autobrake systems prevent collisions when you're not ready on the brakes. I see it almost everyday, someone texting and all of a sudden the car does a big stoppie in bumper to bumper traffic. The drivers always look up in astonished surprise...

If you think autobraking makes you a better driver and makes you safer then you're probabaly following too closely.

It's a mask for peoples inability to focus on driving cars. Its the machine telling you its ok, we got this, trust us, we're not like the others.
 

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because a 5 star rating is contingent on you not paying attention. Autobrake systems prevent collisions when you're not ready on the brakes. I see it almost everyday, someone texting and all of a sudden the car does a big stoppie in bumper to bumper traffic. The drivers always look up in astonished surprise...

If you think autobraking makes you a better driver and makes you safer then you're probabaly following too closely.

It's a mask for peoples inability to focus on driving cars. Its the machine telling you its ok, we got this, trust us, we're not like the others.
Better than the alternative, which is more crashes. And while some people might be consistently distracted, many good drivers are distracted every so often and sometimes its the people around you who are the problem and do things unexpectedly.
 

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Still no knee airbag? (unless I am overlooking it)

If the new Civic is like the rest of the safety ratings that Honda has been putting out lately, it should pass everything with flying colors, especially now that it is offering the "sensing system" even on the base Civic, which I think is great. I think everyone deserves the latest safety features and not make it where you have to buy the highest trim level to be able to get it. Hats off to Honda for this!! They are about the only company out there that offers this as an option on all trim lines. Toyota does not even offer it on the Corolla at all, at least up through 2016.


I do find it interesting that it appears they do still not have knee airbags when most new cars now have them. I know that the new Accord does not have them, but I thought that Honda would put them in the '16 Civic since it was a new design of car in the airbag age, lol. Obviously they are not really needed though to make the car safe, as the '13-'15 Civic didn't have them and passed the injury ratings in all crash test with flying colors.
 

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I do find it interesting that it appears they do still not have knee airbags when most new cars now have them. I know that the new Accord does not have them, but I thought that Honda would put them in the '16 Civic since it was a new design of car in the airbag age, lol. Obviously they are not really needed though to make the car safe, as the '13-'15 Civic didn't have them and passed the injury ratings in all crash test with flying colors.
Exactly! They don't have them because they don't "kneed" them. The other cars have them because they can't engineer a chassis to pass the small offset crash test without them. Chevy added knee bags to the Cruze in an attempt to pass the test with the first gen. Cruze, but it didn't. FWIW, the '12 Civic didn't do that well with that test, hence the major chassis redesign for '13 and beyond.
 

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'16 Civic passed the IIHS tests with flying colors!

No test results yet on the full-frontal crash from NHTSA, but IIHS has released the results of the '16 Civic. As expected it earned a "top safety pick +" rating, earning a good rating in all tests, plus superior crash avoidance ratings when equipped with the sensing system. It did receive only an acceptable rating for head/neck injuries in the harsh small overlap crash as well as the lower leg/foot, but it was not enough to tarnish the overall rating of GOOD. The structure/safety cage held up excellently. They tested a black LX sedan...

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/honda/civic-4-door-sedan












 
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