4 Honda Models Earn 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating from IIHS

December 18th, 2015 by

IIHS4 Honda Models Earn 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating from IIHS

So far for model year 2016, four Hondas have made it into the elite Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ echelon; the 2016 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe, the 2016 Honda CR-V and the newly redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot. Let’s not forget to mention that the 2016 Honda Odyssey was named a TOP SAFETY PICK. American Honda also predicts that the newly released 2016 Honda Civic Sedan will earn a top safety rating from the IIHS as well.

“The fundamental notion of vehicle safety is evolving and with technologies like some of those in Honda Sensing and AcuraWatch, we are pursuing our vision to reduce and, ultimately, to eliminate vehicle collisions….This is one of our biggest challenges and an essential element of our commitment to making products that improve the lives of people.” – John Mendel, executive vice president, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

To be named an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must secure a GOOD rating in the stringent small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, and the vehicle must also have a standard or optional crash prevention system. To move up to the “plus” level, the crash prevention system must have autonomous breaking capabilities. If the vehicle simply alerts the driver if a crash is imminent, and doesn’t automatically apply breaking, it’s disqualified from earning a TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation. Naturally, the available Honda Sensing™ Suite of safety driver assistive safety technologies meets the rigid safety requirements of the IIHS. Features like Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) all keep an unwavering eye on the road to alert the driver, and apply automatic breaking if needed, to avoid a frontal collision.

The long list of standard safety equipment on all Hondas, such as Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™), Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); side curtain airbags, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and front side airbags doesn’t hurt either.

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The following 2016 models have been awarded an esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their excellent safety performance: Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey

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