Its nothing like that since it is a new model... everyone posts about the crashes be it civic or corolla. Wheb the shape blends in becomes old people dont give a crap about its crash.
If you look at the damage to these cars posted in this thread it becomes obvious that they were way above 120kmph... at such speeds its more of the driver and speed factor rather then the car...
If you compare 8th and 9th gen then I would say all cars have mind of their own and will react differently at high speeds. We even same car but with more passengers react differently.
If would have believe the argument if crashes were happening under 100kmph with problems like abs not kicking etc.
Secondly this civic has front crumple zone which previous model didnt have as when it hits something the damage looks more horrible then it actually is.