10 Honda and Acura 2016 model year vehicles received an IIHS Top Saftey Pick or Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Data Points

The innovative ACE Body Structure - applied on every Honda and Acura vehicle - distributes frontal crash energy more evenly throughout the vehicle, better protecting occupants in the event of a crash.
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Datapoint Safety
  • Rearview Cameras

    Prior to federal regulations, Honda installed rearview cameras as standard equipment on 100% of Honda and Acura vehicles.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™

    All Honda and Acura light trucks have had Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) as standard equipment since 2006, five years before the government mandate.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System

    Honda engineers developed the world’s first commercially deployed Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) that can alert drivers to the risk of collision. If a collision is deemed unavoidable, it applies the brakes and tensions the front seat belts to help mitigate the severity of the crash.

  • Motorcycle Rider Airbag System

    In 2006, Honda’s legendary Gold Wing became the world’s first production motorcycle to offer a rider airbag system.

  • Advanced Airbag Technology

    In 1990, Honda was the first automaker to introduce a front passenger airbag that deploys upward toward the windshield rather than directly at the passenger, reducing the potential for injury from the airbag’s deployment.

  • Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design

    All model year 2008 and newer Honda and Acura vehicles feature pedestrian injury mitigation design features such as breakaway wiper pivots and collapsible hood hinges, totaling more than 10 million vehicles purchased by U.S. customers to date (except the S2000 which was discontinued in MY2010).

  • Innovation in Injury Prevention

    Honda has broadened the scope of its effort to mitigate pedestrian injuries by developing the third generation pedestrian dummy, POLAR III, to study lower back and upper leg injuries which are common in collisions between a pedestrian and a minivan or SUV.

MY2016 Government Safety Ratings

Honda

Acura

Model

NHTSA

Overall

Front Crash

Side Crash

Rollover

IIHS

Top Safety Pick

Honda Accord Coupe

Honda Accord Coupe

 

5

5

5

5

 

Top Safety Pick+

Honda Accord Sedan

Honda Accord Sedan

 

5

4

5

5

 

Top Safety Pick+

Honda Civic Coupe

Honda Civic Coupe

 

N/R

N/R

N/R

N/R

 

 

Honda Civic Sedan

Honda Civic Sedan

 

N/R

N/R

N/R

N/R

 

Top Safety Pick+

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

 

5

5

5

4

 

Top Safety Pick+

Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z

 

4

4

3

5

 

 

Honda Fit

Honda Fit

 

5

5

5

5

 

 

Honda HR-V

Honda HR-V

 

5

4

5

5

 

 

Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

 

5

5

5

5

 

Top Safety Pick

Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

 

5

4

5

5

 

Top Safety Pick+

Acura ILX

Acura ILX

 

5

4

5

4

 

Top Safety Pick+

Acura MDX

Acura MDX

 

5

5

5

4

 

Top Safety Pick+

Acura RDX

Acura RDX

 

5

5

5

4

 

Top Safety Pick+

Acura RLX

Acura RLX

 

5

5

5

5

 

Top Safety Pick+

Acura TLX

Acura TLX

 

5

5

5

5

 

 

Connected Vehicle Technology

Seeking innovative solutions to enhance vehicle safety, Honda is a member of the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership to further develop the application of Dedicated Short Range Communication in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technology. These applications warn drivers of potential hazards coming from vehicles that cannot be seen. In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Honda is participating in the Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Driver Acceptance clinics held nationwide to assess how drivers accept and respond to the safety technology.
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  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
    Collision Mitigation Braking System
    Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
    Utilizing a millimeter wave radar sensor, CMBS can help bring your Honda to a stop when the system determines that a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you is unavoidable. A warning sounds and, if necessary, brake pressure is automatically applied.
  • Forward Collision Warning
    Forward Collision Warning
    Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
    Integrated with the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), FCW uses a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield to detect the presence of vehicles in front of you. If the FCW system determines that you are at risk of a collision with a detected vehicle, it activates audio and visual alerts to warn you. If you fail to act, the CMBS will automatically apply brake pressure.
  • Road Departure Mitigation
    Road Departure Mitigation
    Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
    If your vehicle is drifting too close to the side of the detected roadway while driving 45–90 mph without a turn signal activated, RDM alerts you with rapid vibrations on the steering wheel. If you continue to leave the roadway, it can also apply steering torque and braking to help keep your vehicle in the detected lane.
  • Lane Departure Warning
    Lane Departure Warning
    Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
    LDW can detect unindicated lane departures from detected lanes. Alerts will flash and sound to help bring your attention to correcting the lane drift.
  • Rearview Backup Cameras
    Rearview Backup Cameras
    Before regulation required it, Honda made rearview backup cameras standard on nearly 100% of all new Honda and Acura vehicles. The cameras help increase awareness of what’s around you. It’s this kind of forward thinking that continues to make Honda an industry leader in driver-assistive and vehicle-safety technologies.
  • Honda Demonstrates Advanced V2P and V2M Safety Technologies
    Honda Demonstrates Advanced V2P and V2M Safety Technologies
    Honda demonstrated two experimental safety technologies aimed at reducing the potential for collisions between automobiles and pedestrians and between automobiles and motorcycles. First, Honda R&D has successfully demonstrated the ability of a car equipped with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) technology to detect a pedestrian with a DSRC enabled smartphone. The other, Honda's Vehicle-to-Motorcycle (V2M) technology can determine the potential for a collision between a DSRC equipped motorcycle and automobile. Honda’s press release has more.
  • A Counterfeit Ballet
    A Counterfeit Ballet
    See side-by-side tests of counterfeit and original airbags in this short, one-minute video.
  • 2014 Honda Odyssey small overlap IIHS crash test
    2014 Honda Odyssey small overlap IIHS crash test
    2014 Honda Odyssey 40 mph small overlap IIHS crash test

    Overall evaluation: Good

    Full rating at http://www.iihs.org/ratings/rating.aspx?id=1867