Honda Civic SedanWe’re not quite sure when the trend hit, but it seems that many West Michigan drivers prefer the feeling of a larger vehicle when it comes to safety. If you’re looking for one of the safest vehicles on the road, however, you’ll want to check out one of the world’s most famous compact cars: the 2013 Honda Civic. This award-winning sedan is not just safe, either, it’s incredibly well-equipped with some of the latest auto tech and amenities.

Praised by the IIHS and NHTSA

For 2013 models, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a new designation: Top Safety Pick+. If you’re familiar with the history of the Civic, finding out that it slid into this top safety category with ease is probably unsurprising, but did you know that it was also the first vehicle in its class to earn the Top Safety Pick+ award?

That, however, is only the first of the Civic’s safety awards. The NHTSA gave the 2013 Civic Sedan a Five Star Rating for Overall Safety. These are two of the leading experts in automotive safety, and they have given their highest overall ratings to the new Civic; of course, drivers look for more than just safety when they pick a new vehicle. Honda’s new compact sedan has plenty more to offer its drivers, too.

Among the new standard amenities and technologies of the Civic is one particularly helpful safety-enhancing feature: a rearview camera. If you’re tired of the uncertainty of parallel parking or backing up, you can get a clear view of everything behind your car from the Civic’s handy i-MID touchscreen. Both of these features come included on every 2013 Civic, from the basic LX trim on up, and when you factor in the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink with SMS text messaging capabilities, it’s clear that Honda is using technology to help keep you focused and aware on the road.

With convenient, steering wheel-mounted controls, keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on traffic makes it easy to stay safe behind the wheel of a new Civic.

Test Drive a Civic Today

See what one of the safest sedans on the road feels like; visit a West Michigan Honda dealer and take a 2013 Civic for a test drive.