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Honda Continues Advancing Toward a Safer Future with 2018-2019 Model Lineup

  • NHTSA 5 Star Overall Vehicle Score for every model tested
  • Seven models receive 2018 IIHS TSP or TSP+
  • 70 percent of Honda vehicles sold now feature Honda Sensing®

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.

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

Model NCAP Overall Vehicle Score IIHS Crashworthiness IIHS Frontal Collision Protection with Honda Sensing® 2018 IIHS TSP or TSP+
Fit 5-Stars GOOD4 SUPERIOR  
Civic Coupe 5-Stars GOOD SUPERIOR  
Civic Sedan 5-Stars GOOD SUPERIOR  
Civic Hatchback5 5-Stars GOOD SUPERIOR  
Insight 5-Stars GOOD SUPERIOR TSP+
HR-V6 5-Stars GOOD Not Tested  
Ridgeline 5-Stars GOOD SUPERIOR TSP2
2018 Pilot 5-Stars ACC/GOOD7 SUPERIOR TSP2
2019 Pilot 5-Stars ACC/GOOD7 SUPERIOR TSP+1
Odyssey 5-Stars GOOD SUPERIOR TSP2

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

About 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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1. With LED headlights
2. With LED headlights and Honda Sensing
3. Excludes Si and Type R
4. 2019 Fit has not yet been rated for Driver or Passenger Small Overlap, but is rated GOOD in all other crashworthiness categories
5. Civic Hatchback not rated for passenger-side small overlap
6. HR-V not rated for passenger-side small overlap but rated ACCEPTABLE for driver-side small overlap and GOOD in all other crashworthiness categories 
7. 2018 and 2019 Pilot receive ACCEPTABLE ratings for passenger-side small overlap front and GOOD ratings in all other crashworthiness categories

Source: Honda

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