In its latest round of testing, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the Honda Civic Sedan and Civic Hatchback with a five-star safety rating. It also notes the safety rating for the Civic Hatch is based on crash tests of the Civic Sedan, and applies to all variants except the Civic Type R.

The Civic managed to score an impressive 14.75 out of 16 points in the frontal offset test, and 14.93 out of 16 points in the side impact test, as well as a perfect score in the pole test. Along with seat belt reminders on all seats, the C-segment vehicle received an overall score of 34.68 out of 37 points, warranting its five-star safety rating.

Among the standard safety features fitted on the Australian-spec Civic are six airbags (driver and passenger, front side, front and rear curtain), electronic stability control (ESC), ABS with EBD and brake assist. This is identical to the Civic sold in Malaysia, whereby the features are standard on even the base variant 1.8 S all the way up to the range-topping 1.5 TC-P.

However, select variants of the Civic in Australia can be had with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), blind spot monitoring (BSM), lane support system (LSS) and even adaptive cruise control.