Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Honda Civic 2012

1.8 'Comfort' , 5 door hatch

Test Date: Feb 2012

Honda Civic crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 94%
Child Occupant 83%
Pedestrian 69%
Safety Assist 86%

Compare with other cars in the Small Family Car category

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

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Test data showed good protection of the dummies' knees and femurs in the test but the facia either side of the steering wheel was thought to pose some risk to the knees of drivers of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. The car scored maximum points in the side barrier test and, in the more severe side pole impact, protection of the head, abdomen and pelvis was good while that of the chest was adequate. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. The dangers of using a rearward facing restraint in that seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly explained in a permanently-attached label.


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. Similarly, the front edge of the bonnet provided good protection in all areas tested, and scored maximum points. The bonnet gave mixed results, both in the areas likely to be struck by a child and in those where an adult's head would contact. Poor performance was seen in some of the tested areas but good protection was offered in many others, especially towards the centre of the bonnet area.

Safety assist

Electronic stability control is standard equipment and passed Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is standard for the driver, passenger and rear seats.

applies to all Civics of the specification tested