Safety Features

SmartVent® Front Side Airbags

What’s the Benefit?

Civic’s front side airbags help enhance driver and front-passenger protection in a side impact. 

The Feature:

Front side airbags are standard on all Civic Hatchback models.

  • In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the SmartVent® side airbag is designed to deploy and inflate quickly to maximize potential protection for properly seated occupants, helping to protect the driver’s or front passenger’s upper body from injury.
  • The side airbags are designed to vent before fully inflating if an occupant is in the side airbag deployment path, thereby decreasing the likelihood of an airbag-related injury.