Agency was impressed by the car's crash prevention system.
According to the agency, the car earned good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests including the challenging small overlap front crash test.
More importantly, the IIHS was impressed by the car's new crash prevention system. During two different tests, at 12 miles per hour and 25 mph, a Civic Coupe equipped with the system was able to successfully avoid a collision. The IIHS goes on to point out the car's forward collision warning system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's standards.
The crash prevention technology is sold under the Honda Sensing banner which includes an assortment of different technologies including a Collision Mitigation Braking System, a Forward Collision Warning system, and Lane Keeping Assist. The model can also be equipped with a Road Departure Mitigation system, a Lane Departure Warning system, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe starts at $19,050 and can be equipped with two different engines. The entry-level 2.0-liter four-cylinder produces 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque, while the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder develops 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety