Although small cars are usually the way to go in terms of gas mileage, there’s often the concern that a smaller car won’t be as safe as a larger one. That’s where the Honda Civic comes in. Not only does the 2013 Civic offer 28 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway*, but it also received the highest scores in a recent round of small overlap front crash tests for small cars done by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS)!
The Honda Civic Sedan and Coupe were the only two vehicles out of the 12 tested to receive an overall “Good” score. This score was achieved because the front of the Civic vehicles held up during the small overlap front crash test rather than collapsing in on the driver. This means both the Civic Sedan and Coupe will achieve a Top Safety Pick+ designation, which is the highest rating available from the IIHS!
Watch the video below to see some of the crash tests in action:
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*EPA Estimated Values