Despite a design that dates back to 2006, the 2010 Honda Civic line rates high for safety, offering a full range of safety equipment and top scores on almost all crash tests. Kelley Blue Book reports that the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid offers "an impressive list of safety equipment including front, front-side and side-curtain airbags, active head restraints, anti-lock brakes (ABS), and more," a list echoed in most of the reviews read by TheCarConnection.com. Electronic stability control is also standard on the Civic Hybrid.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid as "good." And the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awards the 2010 Civic Hybrid five stars for front impact and side rear passenger impact, along with four stars for side driver impact. Kelley Blue Book attributes these strong crash-test ratings to the 2010 Honda's "advanced body structure," which is "designed to better absorb and distribute collision forces, especially in impacts involving taller SUVs."
The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid's safety scores are further boosted by above-average visibility, courtesy of the large windshield and overall design. While ConsumerGuide notes that the "long front roof pillars impede outward view to the corners," Cars.com testers find that "all-around visibility is exceptional."