The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan is bringing the cutting edge of vehicle safety to drivers just like you! Intelligent driver-assistance technologies, such as Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control, are all included in the Honda Sensing safety package. These technologies were once only available on expensive luxury vehicles, but now they can be added to every Civic Sedan trim—and are equipped as standard features in the Civic Sedan’s Touring trim! On top of all this, every Civic Sedan except the LX comes standard with Honda LaneWatch, which uses a small camera to help you keep an eye on your passenger-side blind spot.
Collision Mitigation Braking System: The Civic Sedan’s front-facing camera can detect obstacles in your path and will even reduce your speed automatically in order to prevent collisions.
Road Departure Mitigation System: The RDMS technology was designed to keep the Civic Sedan from drifting over the shoulder of the road. The system will send you a message when you are close to the edge of the road, and if necessary, it will subtly turn your steering wheel and apply braking power.
Lane Keeping Assist System: Lane Keeping Assist functions similarly to Road Departure Mitigation, with the exception that it works for the dividing line rather than the edge of the road.
Adaptive Cruise Control: The next generation of cruise control is finally here! Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow allows the Civic to respond to the presence of light traffic by slowing down or speeding up automatically!
The active safety features in the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan will keep you in control, even when road conditions are working against you. In addition to LED daytime running lights and a tire pressure monitoring system, the Civic Sedan is able to use its electronic braking control to perform advanced functions, such Vehicle Stability Assist and Brake Assist! What’s more, drivers will be able to guard their Civic in close quarters by using its multi-angle rearview camera. West Michigan drivers should be happy to learn that each of the active safety features we’ve described comes standard on every Civic trim!
Vehicle Stability Assist: Vehicle Stability Assist keeps your vehicle grounded by controlling the torque of each of your tires individually! This feature can alter the speed of your tires to keep you in the center of your lane. It is especially useful when you’re driving around a curve. Vehicle Stability Assist also provides traction control, which manages each tire’s torque on rocky or slippery roads.
Brake Assist: Unlike Collision Mitigation Braking, the Brake Assist feature only activates after you’ve stepped on the brake with sufficient pressure. Once activated, Brake Assist immediately applies the full force of your brakes, and lets you stop on a dime when you need to.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: When you use the multi-angle rearview camera in the 2017 Honda Civic Sedan, you’ll be able to take stock of your surroundings with its normal, top-down, and wide-angle views. In the Civic Sedan EX-T, EX-L, and Touring trims, this camera projects dynamic guidelines that make parallel parking a breeze!
Without the solid foundation provided by its passive safety features, the Civic Sedan’s active safety and driver-assistance technologies wouldn’t be able to provide the same degree of protection! The Civic Sedan’s body has been designed with Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) technology, and that means the Civic can keep everyone safer if a collision does occur. The Civic’s ACE body structure combines a rigid steel frame with sections that are designed to collapse upon impact, thereby ensuring a more fortified cabin. In the front seats, passengers of all shapes and sizes will appreciate the safety provided by three-point seat belts with automatic tensioning. Families with children will quickly master the Civic’s Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, or LATCH, designed to secure a wide variety of car seats.