2001 Honda Civic Coupe Receives All-Around Five Star Safety Rating
1/21/2001 3:52:10 PM
The 2001 Honda Civic Sedan also performed well in the tests, earning a Five Star rating for the driver and front seat passenger in the frontal impact test and a Four Star rating for the driver and rear seat passenger in side impacts.
All 2001 Civic models feature dual seatbelt pre-tensioners for front seat occupants and dual-stage front airbag inflators. Both Civic models tested also were equipped with Honda's advanced side airbag system, available on all 2001 Civic models. The side airbags include a cutoff system that will prevent the side airbag from deploying if a child or small statured adult is leaning into the side airbag deployment path.
The Civic line was completely re-designed for the 2001 model year. About 50 percent of the body structure, including the important mid-floor cross members and floor gussets, are made of high-tensile steel. Multi-directional cross members were used to create a "smart-linked" body and chassis to enhance impact energy absorption. In a frontal collision, the energy is divided between the parallel side frame and a sub-frame, both new components on the 2001 Civic.
The 2001 Honda Civic Coupe was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc. It is built exclusively at Honda of America Mfg., Inc.'s, East Liberty (Ohio) Auto Plant.