When it comes to safety, the folks at Honda never stop striving to create a safer automotive future for all. As 2019 Honda models make their way to US roads, drivers and passengers stand to benefit from some of the latest advancements in driving safety. Here are Honda’s latest safety achievements for the 2018-19 model year.
To date, every newly tested Honda vehicle has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s NACP 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating. In addition, seven Honda models have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating for 2018 when equipped with Honda Sensing and specific headlights.
We’ve written about it before and perhaps you’re tired of hearing it but we can’t stress it enough, Honda Sensing—Honda’s suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies—is the primary reason why Honda vehicles earn the top safety marks they do. Especially because Honda Sensing is standard equipment on 2019 Accord, Civic3, Clarity, Insight, and Pilot, and available on every Honda.
Honda Sensing improves driving awareness by pro-actively helping the driver through such assistive technologies as Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation incorporating Lane Departure Warning; Lane Keeping Assist System; and, Adaptive Cruise Control.
ACE Body Structure
Another reason why Honda’s earn such top safety marks is because of their Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. ACE Body Structure is specifically designed to absorb energy from a frontal collision and disperse it throughout the body structure to minimize impact on the passenger compartment.
Leading the safety charge is the all-new 2019 Honda Insight. Honda’s latest green vehicle is more than just good for our environment, it’s incredibly safe. The 2019 Honda Insight is the only compact hybrid car to earn an IIHS 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ for all trim levels.
Honda has long been a leader in automotive safety and is the company behind many incredible advancements in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology and pedestrian safety. Honda strives to make driving safer for everyone on the road—drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. If you have any questions about Honda’s commitment to driving safety or their latest safety advancements, then stop by our Tracy Honda dealership and speak to a member of our Honda sales team. We’d be happy to explain the different safety features available in your Honda, as well as set you up with a test drive in a 2019 model Honda to see what technologies are out there.