10 Things You Should Know About the 2011 Honda Civic
#8. Civic Safety is Strong Across All Models, But Higher Trims Offer More Features
The 2011 Honda Civic provides the level of safety equipment that one would expect in a modern compact car. Full-length side curtain airbags protect the heads of passengers front and rear in the event of a severe collision or a rollover, and airbags are also mounted on the side of the front seats and in the vehicle's dash. The Honda Civic enjoys a five-star federal crash rating in front impact testing, as well as four and five star ratings for front and rear side impact protection.
When it comes to active safety equipment, the situation is a bit different. The Civic EX, EX-L and Si feature four-wheel disc brakes, but all other trims have to make do with rear drums, despite the presence of ABS on all models. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) electronic stability control is also limited to the above-mentioned trims and the Civic Hybrid.