Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Honda Civic 2008

Civic , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Dec 2007

Honda Civic crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 4 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
12 (75.0%)
17 (94.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 3 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 24 (67.0%)

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Honda have modified the safety system of the Civic for the 2008 model year car. The timing of the pretensioners has been changed to provide better restraint of the front seat passengers and dual stage frontal airbags have replaced the previous single stage units. However, in the frontal test, the driver's airbag was not sufficiently well inflated to prevent the driver's head from contacting the steering wheel. The passenger compartment remained stable. Structures in the dashboard presented a potential hazard to the driver's femurs. The 2008 Civic has a larger side airbag than its 2006 predecessor. In the side impact test rib deflections were lower, resulting in a score one point higher than the earlier version. Like last time, the car scored the maximum two points in the pole test. Honda have made no changes that would influence the results of the pedestrian tests so the results of the car tested in 2006 have been carried over here. Both the bumper and the leading edge of the bonnet scored maximum points for the protection they offered to the legs of pedestrians. The part of the bonnet likely to be struck by a child's head was also rated predominantly 'fair'.

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

applies from VIN SHHFK27408U000101