Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure
The Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure is a Honda exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. The ACE design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash.
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
The anti-lock braking system (ABS) uses a special modulator to pulse the brakes to help prevent wheel lockup. This helps the driver retain steering control when braking hard. The Electronic Brake Distribution system (EBD) balances the braking forces at each wheel according to how the car is dynamically loaded.
The solid-cell design and central placement of the nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack help protect it.
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
The Civic Hybrid enhances its visibility to others by incorporating Daytime Running Lights (DRL) up front.
Driver's and Front Passenger's Active Head Restraints
In a sufficient rear-end impact, the active front head restraints move forward and up, reducing the likelihood of neck injury.
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
The vehicle is equipped with dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS). One or both of these airbags will be deployed only in the event of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seatbelt usage and other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seatbelts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal crashes.
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
All front and rear seats have 3-point seat belts that ride across the lap and chest to help restrain occupants during sudden stops or impact. The front seats feature an automatic tensioning system.
Front and Rear Crush Zones
The front and rear crush zones help provide driver and passenger protection in frontal and rear impacts.
Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the side airbag inflates to help protect the driver's or front passenger's upper body. The Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) utilizes sensors in the front passenger's seatback to detect the height and seating position of the occupant. If a child or small-statured adult is leaning into the deployment path of the side airbag, sensors deactivate it.
Outboard Rear Seat Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
The rear seat features the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) mounting system for use with compatible child seats.
Side Curtain Airbags
The side curtain airbag module is positioned along the side of the headliner. In the event of a sufficient side impact, this system will activate to help provide protection for both front and outboard rear passengers. A new type of inflator provides an exceptionally quick inflation time.
Side-Impact Door Beams on all Four Doors
The side-impact door beams help provide protection in a side impact.
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control
This sophisticated safety system aids the driver in retaining control of the vehicle if side slippage is detected during understeer or oversteer conditions. When the driver is cornering or must make a sudden maneuver, the system will engage if traction loss is detected to help restore the driver's intended course.
 VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
 Contact your local Honda Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle dealer for vehicle availability. All vehicles subject to prior sale. Dealers set their own prices. All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Prices may not include additional fees such as government fees and taxes, title and registration fees, finance charges, dealer document preparation fees, processing fees, and emission testing and compliance charges. All detailed vehicle information is provided by individual Honda automobile dealers. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is neither responsible nor guarantees the accuracy of any information provided by individual Honda automobile dealers.