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Brit built 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback earns 5 Star crash rating

The first Honda Civic Hatchback to come to the U.S. in well over a decade, will also be the safest compact Hatchback in the maker’s history. Personally, we can’t wait to drive one.

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While 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is not the highly tunable sub compact 3 door rendition of the early century, it's turbocharged, and refined by Honda standards, to a fault. In fact, from what we’ve experienced behind the wheel of this car, Honda’s latest and greatest 5 door compact hatchback will give segment leaders Ford Focus, V.W. GTI and other primary front wheel drive sport hatch variants a run for the dollar.

O.K, back to safety

Looking to Monday’s, we find this announcement. In short, manufactured on the same architectural platform as the well received 2016 Honda Civic sedan and coupe, due to advanced ACE ™ passenger cage construction, crumple zone, impact absorption and isolation technologies, 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Touring earns a 5 Star overall safety rating from the U.S.National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.

Expanded Active Safety options

According to The 2017 Civic Honda Hatchback aced the front, side and rollover crash test. We don’t find any details here as to a partial front overlap test, but I’m confident that Honda will expand on test results in the near future. Hopefully no one reading this article will ever experience the superior crash related safety of Honda’s latest hatchback. But, it’s there if you need it.

As with all 2016 Honda Civic offerings, 2017 Civic includes standard equipped stability control, antilock brakes, side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. I don’t know that we have LaneWatch ™ on this variant, we’ll find out soon enough.

Also available on the 2017 Civic Hatchback is the optional Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistance technologies; collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. Note: Honda Sensing is standard on the Civic Hatchback Sport Touring model. Read my latest take on 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback here.

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Parks McCants    August 30, 2016 - 5:54PM

Thank you "bee" for your thorough read of this article. While I do appreciate a bit of constructive criticism from time to time, specifically related to proof reading, this comment thread is not the place for it.Contributors are self edited at Torque News, and yes, due to volume, timeline, etc, sometimes miss a punctuation mark, word spacing, etc. It's the nature of the news game. For future reference, you will find my email address under contributors, please use it! Best wishes to you and yours, Parks.