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2016 Honda Civic Sedan Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

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The 2016 Honda Civic sedan features a starting MSRP of $18,640

The 2016 Honda Civic sedan

The hits just keep on comin’ for the tenth-generation Civic. Just days after being named the 2016 North American Car of the Year by automotive journalists, the 2016 Honda Civic sedan has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The IIHS rated the sedan “Good” in five crash test modes, which include the challenging small overlap frontal crash test. The new Civic also merited a “Superior” rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with optional Honda Sensing safety features, which earned it the coveted Top Safety Pick+ award.

“As these new safety ratings demonstrate, the 2016 Civic Sedan not only brings new value to the compact segment with its hefty upgrades to fun-to-drive performance, fuel efficiency, refinement and technology, it also delivers advanced collision safety performance,” said Honda senior vice president Jeff Conrad. “With its available Honda Sensing technologies, including our first application of Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, the new Civic Sedan offers customers a suite of technologies unlike anything else in the class.”

The Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is standard on the top-of-the-line Touring trim, and available as a standalone option on the Civic LX, EX, EX-T, and EX-L grades. Features include Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow.