Honda’s Lineup Advances Safety

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Honda’s model year 2018-2019 car and light-truck lineup features vehicles with the highest available safety ratings issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Every tested Honda vehicle has earned an NCAP 5-Star Overall vehicle safety rating from the NHTSA, and seven Honda models have earned a TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) or TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) for 2018 from the IIHS when equipped with Honda Sensing and specific headlights.

Leading the lineup is the all-new 2019 Honda Insight, the only compact hybrid car to earn a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ for all trim levels, owing to its top ratings of “GOOD” in crashworthiness tests and headlight performance, and also a top rating of SUPERIOR for frontal collision protection, thanks to standard Honda Sensing® technology. The 2019 Pilot with specific headlights was also named a 2018 TSP+ by the institute. Earning 2018 TSP ratings are the 2018 Honda Accord1, CR-V2, Odyssey2 and the 2018-2019 Ridgeline2.

Honda’s crashworthiness is enabled in part by the latest generation of Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, a network of front frame structures designed to absorb and deflect the energy from a frontal collision.

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Also key to Honda’s safety rating achievements is the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, now standard equipment on the 2019 Accord, Civic3, Clarity, Insight, and Pilot, and available on every Honda nameplate. Since its introduction on the 2015 CR-V, Honda has sold nearly 1.6 million vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing®. Today, upwards of 70 percent of all new Honda vehicles sold are equipped with Honda Sensing®, totaling more than 750,000 vehicles through the first 11 months of the year.

Honda Sensing® helps provide greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle, in some cases helping drivers maintain lane position and, under certain conditions, slowing or even stopping the vehicle if it detects a potential front collision. Comprising the Honda Sensing® suite are Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

Honda Safety Ratings

ModelNCAP Overall
Vehicle Score
IIHS Frontal
Protection with
Civic Coupe5-StarsGOODSUPERIOR
Civic Sedan5-StarsGOODSUPERIOR
Civic Hatchback55-StarsGOODSUPERIOR
HR-V65-StarsGOODNot Tested
2018 Pilot5-StarsACC/GOOD5SUPERIOR
2019 Pilot5-StarsACC/GOOD7SUPERIOR

Source: Honda

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