Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Press Kit

Posted on 24. Sep, 2016 by in Honda Canada

Like a 2016 Civic Sedan, a 2017 Civic Hatchback incorporates Honda’s latest active safety, pacifist reserve and driver-assistive features, including accessible Honda Sensing™ technology. The Civic Hatchback has warranted a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is expected to acquire a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when versed with Honda Sensing.

Active reserve facilities embody a apartment of Honda Sensing™ facilities that can detect and assistance equivocate a intensity collision. In a Sport Touring trim, a Auto High-Beam System (HSS) is offering for a initial time on a Honda Civic. When HSS is set to Auto, a high beams are automatically comparison until an integrated camera detects an approaching or preceding car in a vicinity, when a complement automatically switches to low beams.

Passive reserve starts with a Civic Hatchback’s modernized unibody engineering and construction, which, like a Civic Sedan, includes a many high-strength steel (61-percent) in indication history. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and energy-dispersing pile-up cadence front support rails are employed, and additional passive-safety facilities embody dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, front side airbags, and side shade airbags with rollover sensor.

Key Safety Driver Assistance Features

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure
    with pile-up cadence design
  • Hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel doorway rings and sills
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
  • Seatbelts with Crash Locking Tongue
  • Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Available Honda Sensing™:
    • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™)
    • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – Integrated into CMBS
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – Integrated into RDM
    • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
    • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF)

Crash Safety Ratings

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure enhances newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions by distributing pile-up appetite some-more uniformly around a front of a vehicle. (See the Body Exterior territory for some-more information.)

Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design
Structures in a front of a 2017 Civic Hatchback are designed to assistance catch appetite in a eventuality of a collision with a pedestrian. Research by Honda shows that a following facilities can dramatically urge a pedestrian’s possibility of presence if struck by a relocating vehicle.

Specific walking conduct damage slackening facilities include:

  • Hood is designed to twist if hit is done with possibly an adult or a child pedestrian
  • Sufficient clearway exists between a hood and tough engine parts, permitting a hood to twist if impacted by a pedestrian
  • Windshield bottom has a singular territory structure for fit impact appetite fullness
  • Energy-absorbing buffer mounts and supports
  • Breakaway windshield wiper pivots
  • Deformable hood hinges

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a car is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver. VSA functions by requesting stop force to one or some-more wheels exclusively while also handling a throttle, ignition and fuel systems to assistance a car say a driver’s dictated trail of travel.

VSA also provides a limited-slip differential outcome for a front wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. By dire a VSA button, a motorist can temporarily revoke a traction control effectiveness, permitting some-more circle trip during stranded condition. ABS stays entirely operational during all times.

Brake Assist
A duty of a VSA® system, Brake Assist recognizes puncture or tough braking situations and roughly now relates combined braking force to safeguard limit interlude force, an movement that can assistance digest braking distance.

Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
Like other Civic models, a Civic Hatchback is propitious with 4-wheel front brakes with 4-channel anti-lock braking (ABS). The ABS complement also incorporates Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) electronics that automatically proportions front-to-rear stop force formed on a energetic bucket on any wheel. Large front stop front measure and a vast master cylinder yield glorious interlude opening and pedal feel. (See a Chassis territory for more information.)

Three-point seatbelts are customary for all seating positions. The front seatbelts are versed with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners and load-limiting retractors to assistance lessen injuries in a frontal collision.

Dual-stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags
Both a motorist and front newcomer are stable by modernized front airbags (SRS) that incorporate dual-stage and multiple-threshold activation technology. If deployed, these airbags are able of being arrogant during opposite rates depending on pile-up severity, seatbelt use and other factors. Like other Honda vehicles, a driver’s front airbag is located in a steering circle while a newcomer airbag is located on a tip of a dash. When deployed, a newcomer airbag inflates ceiling and afterwards rearward to maximize a protecting intensity while shortening a odds of injuries caused by airbag deployment.

Driver’s Spiral Airbag
The Civic Hatchback incorporates spin stitching into a driver’s front airbag. The spin inlet of a airbag promotes early patience and maintains a consistent vigour by shortening volume early and maximizing volume after in deployment.

Front Passenger’s Safety Vent Airbag
The passenger’s front airbag in a Civic Hatchback facilities a new reserve opening complement that increases reserve for a front newcomer in a frontal collision involving an airbag deployment. If a newcomer is sitting “out of position” – such as disposition brazen in a pathway of a airbag deployment – a auxiliary vents sojourn open, directing a poignant volume of gas out and divided from a occupant. As a result, a intensity for damage from a airbag distinguished an out-of-position newcomer is reduced. However, if a newcomer is rightly seated, a airbag has an inner fasten that will tighten a auxiliary vents during a compulsory time to yield optimal newcomer restraint.

Driver and Front Passenger Side Airbags
Side airbags mounted in a outboard area of any front seatback are designed to assistance yield pelvic and thorax insurance for a motorist and front newcomer in a eventuality of a serious side impact. In all 2017 Civic Hatchback models, a side airbags muster in a demeanour that helps lessen a risk of damage to a smaller chair occupant.

Side Curtain Airbags
All outboard seating positions are stable by side shade airbags with a rollover sensor system. In a eventuality of a serious side impact, a side shade airbags muster from modules in a roof, providing a poignant spin of conduct insurance in a window area. In a doubtful eventuality of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor along with mixed G sensors trigger airbag deployment. The side shade airbags will also muster and yield conduct insurance in frontal impacts as necessary. For example, tiny overlie impacts, where a front dilemma of a car collides with a plain object.

In a box of a rollover, a side shade airbags on both sides of a car will deploy. However, in a eventuality of a sufficient side impact that does not outcome in a rollover, usually a airbags on a impacted side of a car will deploy. The airbag maintains full acceleration for approximately 6 seconds after acceleration to concede for a increasing generation of a rollover accident.

Whiplash Mitigation Front Seat Design
Both front seats are designed to assistance lessen a astringency of neck injuries in a eventuality of a back impact by well dispersing army opposite a newcomer as a seatback pillow compresses relations to a occupant’s head. The seatback springs are optimized so that in a rear crash, when a seatback is pushed brazen into a occupant, a chair will catch a occupant’s mass in demeanour that can assistance minimize a astringency of a whiplash injury.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
Both of a second-row outboard seating positions on all Civic Hatchbacks are versed with a LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat-mounting system. Tether anchors are supposing a remaining center seating position.

Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System
The Civic Hatchback’s surreptitious Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses wheel-speed information collected by a ABS complement to establish when a atmosphere vigour in one tire drops next a endorsed minimum. When this occurs, a pitch illuminates on a instrument row to advise a driver.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
All 2015 and newer Honda models, including a 2017 Civic Hatchback, incorporate a multi-angle rearview camera1. The camera can uncover a tip view, normal or far-reaching perspective when a delivery is in Reverse, formed on a driver’s selection. On LX and Sport trims, a camera arrangement is ocular on a 5-inch tone LCD screen. On EX, EX-L Navi and Sport Touring trims, a perspective is displayed on a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen. Additionally, a LX and Sport trims underline immobile discipline that assistance a motorist improved decider distances, while EX and above trims have energetic discipline that plan a vehicle’s destiny trail formed on a driver’s steering inputs.

Honda Sensing™
Honda Sensing™ helps yield larger recognition of pushing conditions around a vehicle, providing warnings to a motorist and, underneath certain conditions, helping a motorist in avoiding or mitigating a astringency of a collision. Honda Sensing™ is accessible on a Civic Hatchback LX, EX and EX-L Navi and is enclosed as customary apparatus on a Sport Touring trim.

Honda Sensing™ facilities embody a following:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – Integrated with CMBS
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – Integrated with RDM
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow (LSF)

Collision Mitigation Braking System™
All Civic Hatchback models with Honda Sensing™ offer a Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), one of a many worldly driver-assistive technologies available. A millimeter call radar unit, located behind a front grille, and monocular camera, located between a rearview counterpart and windshield, scans trade conditions forward of a vehicle.

When a complement determines a collision is probable with a rescued vehicle, a integrated Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system’s visible and heard alerts prompt a motorist to take visible actions. The visible warning appears on a Multi-Information Display (MID). If a conditions is not resolved, CMBS can request opposite levels of involuntary braking movement to assistance revoke car speed and contingent collision forces, and therefore to assistance revoke a astringency of a collision if a motorist doesn’t take visible movement on their own. The radar territory and camera work concurrently and cooperatively to control a VSA modulator, that triggers any compulsory braking.

Due to a efficacy of a monocular camera, CMBS can commend shapes and compute between a car and a pedestrian, warning a motorist in any case. See a 2016 Civic CMBS animation for an active illustration of complement operation.

It is critical to note that CMBS can't detect all objects ahead, nor is it dictated to reinstate a driver’s comment of trade conditions and control of a vehicle. The motorist contingency meddle in certain situations, and contingency always be courteous when regulating a system. Although in many cases CMBS will stop a vehicle, it is not dictated to request adequate braking force to forestall all collisions. Based on a conditions, a complement also might not perform all visual- and audible-alert stages, and might instead automatically rivet a brakes if a complement deems it necessary. CMBS might be incited off by dire a CMBS pitch on a left side of a dash.

Forward Collision Warning – Integrated with CMBS
Integrated with CMBS, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a monocular camera and millimeter call radar to detect vehicles forward and to establish either a collision is likely. This helps revoke a highlight of pushing in traffic, while also contributing to an increasing spin of pacifist safety.

If a FCW complement detects a car in front of a Civic Hatchback and afterwards determines that a collision might start (due to a speed differential between a dual vehicles), it will trigger visible and heard alerts for a driver. These embody a “BRAKE” summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID), and a array of beeps to warning a motorist to request a stop pedal. The FCW complement will not automatically brake, and a motorist stays obliged for safely handling a car and avoiding collisions. If a motorist doesn’t respond to a FCW warnings, however, a CMBS is triggered into operation.

Drivers might adjust a stretch during that FCW alerts start by dire a “SETTINGS” button, selecting “Vehicle Settings,” and afterwards selecting “Driver Assist System Setup” and a “Forward Collision Warning Distance” option. At this indicate they might select between “Long,” “Normal” or “Short.” FCW might be incited off by dire a CMBS pitch on a left side of a instrument panel.

Note that a FCW complement can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors.

Lane Keep Assist System
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) helps yield a reduction stressful pushing knowledge by shortening a need for steering improvement movements and pushing bid on a highway. LKAS uses a camera to review line markings and uses Electric Power Steering (EPS) to support a motorist in progressing their position within a lane.

Designed for a U.S. highway structure, a complement uses a monocular camera mounted on a top apportionment of a windshield to brand embellished lanes, Botts’ dots and cats eye markers during speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph. When LKAS senses that a motorist is flapping from a center of a rescued lane, a complement generates visible steering torque to support a motorist in progressing line position. Drivers regulating LKAS need to keep their hands on a steering circle and their eyes on a road.

LKAS might be activated and deactivated regulating a switch located on a reduce right partial of a steering wheel. The complement will postpone operation after several seconds if a motorist takes his or her hands off a wheel, accompanied by a visible warning in a MID, resuming when a motorist creates a steering input.

(See a 2016 Civic LKAS animation video for an active illustration of complement operation.)

Road Departure Mitigation
Integrating Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (see below), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) uses a monocular camera (mounted on a top apportionment of a windshield) to brand plain or dashed embellished lane lines, Botts’ dots and cats eye markers. RDM uses steering force, around EPS to assistance a Civic Hatchback stay in a line and, if a car is rescued withdrawal a line noted by plain lines, braking force, around Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), to keep a car from vacating a line or alley altogether.

The monocular camera recognizes line facilities and identifies a lane. If a RDM complement determines that a Civic Hatchback is about to leave a rescued lane, it will yield steering support (primary) and in singular occasions when steering assist is not sufficient to equivocate withdrawal a line noted by a plain line, braking assist, to assistance a motorist stay on a road. RDM is integrated with a VSA complement to yield assuage braking, and with a Electric Power Steering (EPS) complement to yield steering input.

Multiple visible warnings warning a motorist when a RDM complement is holding visible action. These embody a line depart warning on a driver’s Driver Information Interface (DII) along with a steering circle quivering as an initial warning.

RDM also has customizable timing of a initial warning of a steering circle shake/vibration. This can be practiced in a car settings. RDM can be incited off by regulating a RDM Off pitch on a left of a dash.

See a 2016 Civic RDM Animation for an active illustration of complement operation.

Lane Departure Warning – Integrated with RDM
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is designed to warning a motorist if a car is withdrawal a rescued line though a spin vigilance being activated. The complement functions during speeds from 45 to 90 mph on true or somewhat winding roads, alerting a motorist of deviations from a rescued lane. The LDW complement utilizes a same top front windshield camera used for LKAS and RDM and provides a visible and haptic alerts before to a other systems actively engaging.

If a car starts to pierce out of a rescued line though a spin vigilance activated, LDW illuminates a Lane Departure summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID) and oscillates a steering wheel, advising a motorist to take suitable action. The complement can be activated and deactivated by dire a LDW pitch located on a instrument panel, to a left of a steering column.

There are certain conditions underneath that a complement might not rivet or operate, including severe continue (e.g., snow, ice or complicated rain) and impassioned cabin feverishness (due to operability of a camera). The complement will automatically postpone operation when a brakes are practical or a spin signals are used. LDW might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. The motorist stays obliged for safely handling a vehicle.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF), accessible on CVT versed models (and ACC though LSF, avail. on 6MT-equipped models) allows a motorist to set a preferred speed and following interlude from a car rescued ahead, permitting a use of journey control in light trade conditions. This significantly reduces a motorist highlight of pushing in traffic. The complement uses a millimeter call radar and monocular camera to ceaselessly line a stretch to a car rescued ahead, and afterwards adjusts a Civic Hatchback’s speed to say a set following interval. A short, medium, long, or extra-long interlude can be selected. When required, a Civic Hatchback automatically brakes regulating a VSA modulator. Integrated Low-Speed Follow (LSF) extends a involuntary following capability to stop-and-go trade situations (down to 0 mph).

ACC operates in a following ways in a listed circumstances:

  • A preceding car is rescued in a line ahead – Decelerates automatically, if required, and afterwards controls a following distance.
  • The preceding car slows to a stop – Stops automatically and stays stationary.
  • The preceding car accelerates from a stop – Resumes following when a SET or RES switch or accelerator pedal is operated.
  • Another car merges in between a Civic Hatchback and a preceding vehicle – Automatically switches “targets” to a nearest rescued preceding vehicle.
  • The preceding car exits a line – ACC complement continues during cruise-control speed formerly comparison by motorist (25 to 90 mph).

A Driver Information Interface (DII) summary and heard warning warning a motorist when a ACC duty is activated.

See a 2016 Civic ACC Animation for an active illustration of complement operation.

Honda LaneWatch™
Civic Hatchback EX and above trims embody a Honda LaneWatch™1 ;display. Honda LaneWatch™ uses a camera located during a bottom a passenger-side extraneous counterpart to arrangement a wide-angle perspective of a newcomer side alley on a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen. The picture appears when a right spin vigilance is activated or when a pitch on a finish of a spin vigilance petiole is pressed. (See a Interior territory for some-more information.)

The customary margin of perspective for a passenger-side counterpart is approximately 18 to 22 degrees, though a LaneWatch™ arrangement field-of-view is about 4 times greater, or approximately 80 degrees. The complement helps a motorist to see traffic, pedestrians or objects not always seen regulating a counterpart alone. To assistance make judging stretch easier, three anxiety lines are shown. Drivers should visually endorse alley conditions before to changing lanes.

LaneWatch™ can be customized to fit a driver’s preferences. Turn-signal activation of a LaneWatch™ complement can be switched on or off, as can a 3 onscreen anxiety lines. Screen brightness, contrariety and black spin are also adjustable.

Auto High-Beam System (HSS)
The automobile high-beam complement (HSS), customary on Sport Touring trim and enclosed with Honda Sensing-equipped trims, creates optimal use of a vehicle’s headlights. When a headlight switch is set in a Auto position, a complement automatically illuminates a high beams until an integrated camera detects approaching or preceding trade and automatically switches to low beams.

Safety and Driver Assistance Features



(See a Specifications and Features request for all data.)

1 Display correctness will change formed on weather, distance of intent and speed, and a arrangement might not uncover all applicable traffic. The arrangement is not a surrogate for your possess approach visible comment of trade conditions before changing lanes

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