Nine 2022 Acura & Honda Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Ratings
February 24, 2022 — TORRANCE, Calif.
- 2022 Acura MDX, RDX and TLX all earn the pinnacle TSP+ award
- 2022 Accord, Insight, Odyssey and two Civic models also earn TSP+ award; CR-V earns TSP when equipped with specific headlights
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ gets SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention and is standard equipment on all nine models as part of AcuraWatch™ and Honda Sensing®
- All fully tested Acura and Honda vehicles also earn top U.S. government crash-test ratings
Three Acura models and six Honda models have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating or better for 2022, with eight achieving the pinnacle TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating, including both the all-new 2022 Civic Sedan and Hatchback. Contributing to the top ratings, each of the nine models achieve the highest possible rating of "GOOD" in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests. In addition, all feature AcuraWatch™ or Honda Sensing® driver-assistive and safety technology as standard equipment, earning "SUPERIOR" ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle frontal crash prevention.
AcuraWatch™ and Honda Sensing® are now available or standard on every Acura and Honda automobile model, and there are well over five million Acura and Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today featuring these comprehensive suites of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which now include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Pedestrian Detection; Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
All Acura and Honda vehicles benefit from Honda's proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems, such as pretensioning front seatbelts, and front, side, knee and side-curtain airbags.
To earn the 2022 TSP award, a vehicle must earn "GOOD" crashworthiness ratings in all test modes, including in the challenging passenger-side small overlap test. A top-rated vehicle must also offer front crash prevention that earns an "ADVANCED" or "SUPERIOR" rating in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian testing, as well as "GOOD" or "ACCEPTABLE" ratings for available headlights though TSP+ rated vehicles must achieve the same "GOOD" or "ACCEPTABLE" rating for their standard headlights. Separately, every Acura and Honda model that has been fully evaluated in the NHTSA's 2022 model year NCAP testing has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score.
Acura 2022 IIHS Award Winners:
2022 Acura MDX (TSP+)
2022 Acura RDX (TSP+)
2022 Acura TLX (TSP+)
Honda 2022 IIHS Award Winners:
2022 Honda Accord (TSP+)
2022 Honda Civic Hatchback (TSP+)
2022 Honda Civic Sedan (TSP+)
2022 Honda Insight (TSP+)
2022 Honda Odyssey (TSP+)
2022 Honda CR-V (TSP), when equipped with specific headlights
For More Information
Consumer information is available at Acura.com and automobiles.honda.com. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2022 Acura and Honda models is available at hondanews.com.
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major full-line automaker in America, according to the latest data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Honda lineup includes the Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda's electrified vehicle lineup includes the Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid and Insight hybrid-electric sedan – to be joined in 2024 by the Honda Prologue, Honda's first volume battery-electric vehicle.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2021, more than 95% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high-performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup currently features five distinctive models – the ILX and TLX sport sedans, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles, and the electrified NSX supercar, along with high-performance Type S variants. Moreover, the Integra will return to the Acura lineup in 2022. *All Acura vehicles sold in America are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.
About Acura and Honda Safety Leadership
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.
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- Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Not yet fully evaluated for the 2022 model year: 2022 Acura MDX AWD.