For 2017, the Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe models are being joined by a third sibling – the new Civic Hatchback. The hatch variant, which is due out at dealerships sometime this fall, recently underwent testing by the federal government to measure Civic Hatchback safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, concluded testing of the hatchback with a five-star rating.
This verdict comes as no surprise, however, considering that Honda’s Civic nameplate is known widely for its reliability and security. Both the sedan and coupe models have also received five-star ratings from the NHTSA for the 2016 and earlier model years. However, for 2017 only the hatchback is currently rated, all though the Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe are also expected to excel in testing. For the 2017 model year, all models under the Civic name come with standard safety features that include stability control, a rear-view camera, and anti-lock brakes.
Civic Hatchback safety technology includes the available Honda Sensing package, which includes advanced safety systems such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and more. Sensing will be standard on the Sport Touring trim level, which also offers several other upscale and exclusive features not found on the standard models.
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