Four Honda Vehicles Earn a 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating

A total of four Honda models have received the highest possible safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) under its more challenging crash protection and technology requirements implemented for the 2016 model year.

The Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, the CR-V sport-utility vehicle and the recently redesigned Honda Pilot SUV all earned the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating. The Odyssey minivan was named a TOP SAFETY PICK. Honda anticipates that the just released 2016 Honda Civic Sedan will also receive a top rating from the IIHS.

“The fundamental notion of vehicle safety is evolving and with technologies like some of those in Honda Sensing, we are pursuing our vision to reduce and, ultimately, to eliminate vehicle collisions,” said John Mendel, executive vice president, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

ace-body-structureStandard safety equipment on all Honda models includes the Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); side curtain airbags (most vehicles equipped with a rollover sensor as well); dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and front side airbags.

American Honda Safety Leadership

American Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

Based in part on advancements to Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, Honda is a leader in third-party crash test ratings within the industry. The company also is broadly applying advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies such as LaneWatch, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning to its product lineup. Also, all Honda and Acura vehicles have applied a rearview camera as standard equipment since the 2015 model year.

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