Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Honda Civic 1998

1.4i , 5 door hatch

Test Date: May 1998

Honda Civic crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 2½ Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
8 (50.0%)
10 (56.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 13 (36.0%)

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In most areas, the Civic gave reasonable protection although the driver's chest was at risk in the side impact. This is a vulnerable body region with a high risk of injury. Because of this, the last star has been 'flagged' to indicate there is concern. The Civic is fitted with driver and passenger airbags as standard equipment. The car performed reasonably in the pedestrian tests - a third of the head impact sites gave enough protection to meet proposed legislative requirements, the others split between weak and poor.

Driver head - Adequate
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Poor Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Poor Driver left foot - Poor
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Marginal
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Poor
Side impact abdomen - Marginal
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor