Long celebrated for their impeccable safety, the 2016 models garnered an impressive 4 Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. From sedans to minivans to SUV’s, find out what makes Honda vehicles so safe:
Forward Collision Warning
This innovative feature available on the Honda Odyssey and other models relies on forward facing cameras on the vehicles front grille or windshield. When the camera detects that you’re dangerously close to approaching another vehicle, the Forward Collision Warning system alerts you with visual or audible alerts.
Anti-Lock Braking System
An anti-lock braking system (ABS) is a critical safety feature for Honda vehicles, and you’ll find it on every model that Honda produces. This feature relies on four-wheel disc brakes that pulse when the driver brakes firmly. ABS stops the wheels from locking up and allows the driver to keep control over the steering wheel, even when braking during an emergency. For more protection, all vehicles have Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution, which distributes braking power to all four wheels for maximum control and stability.
Vehicle Stability Assist
Since you never know what kind of driving conditions you’ll encounter, all Honda models come equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist. This feature automatically applies brake pressure to one or more wheels when you understeer or oversteer. It also offers traction control to lower engine power, ensuring that you stay the course without losing control.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tire pressure can significantly impact vehicle safety. Overinflated tyres lead to poor grip and an uncomfortable ride, while underinflated tyres cause uneven wear that can lead to problems with grip down the line. Honda models offer a tire pressure monitoring system that constantly checks your vehicle’s tyre pressure and alerts you when it approaches a dangerously low level.
Rear view Camera
The Honda Accord and several other models feature a Rear view Camera to help drivers reverse safely. Most models offer a multi-angle camera with guidelines so you can see a normal view, from the top down, or from a wide angle.
Front and Side Curtain Airbags
In the event of an accident, airbags are a critical safety feature. Every Honda vehicle has front dual-stage, multiple-threshold airbags that inflate at various rates depending on the circumstances. Models like the Honda CR-V also have SmartVent front side airbags to prevent serious injury to the driver and front passenger in more serious accidents. All models include side-curtain airbags to protect passengers from side impacts.
Whether you’re in the market for a family-friendly eventful journey or a sporty coupe, you can rely on Honda for advanced safety options. From stability assistance to rear view cameras, these Honda models have you covered