Are Hondas safe to drive? Um, yes. Hondas are safe to drive. In fact, safety is one of the primary reasons why Tracy Honda customers choose to drive Honda. Hondas are safe, reliable, and great investments. But don’t take it from us, take it from the crash test pros.
These six new 2020 Honda models all received top safety ratings from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Let’s take a closer look at the IIHS Top Safety Ratings winners and explore what that means.
Winners of the IIHS Top Safety Pick Award
The following five Honda models all earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick rating when equipped with specific headlights:
Winner of the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award
The Honda Insight earned top marks as it took home the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ rating.
What do IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings mean?
All six Hondas each earned the IIHS’ highest possible rating of “Good” in the IIHS’ six crashworthiness tests. Crashworthiness is the ability of a vehicle’s structure to protect occupants during an impact. It is the exact type of test you want your vehicle to earn top marks in. So, yes, way to go Honda.
Why are Hondas so safe?
The superior safety ratings of modern-day Honda models has a lot to do with Honda Sensing®, which is Honda’s advanced suite of driver-assistive technologies that now comes standard or available on all new Honda models. This technology works with the driver to help avoid accidents and mitigate unavoidable collisions.
Thanks to the inclusion of standard Honda Sensing® on the vehicles noted above, all six earned the IIHS’ “Superior” rating for vehicle-to-vehicle frontal crash prevention.
Honda Sensing® includes such features as:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Pedestrian Detection
- Forward Collision Warning
- Road Departure Mitigation
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist System
- Adaptive Cruise Control
Plus, all Hondas enjoy a super strong body structure thanks to Honda’s patented Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE) body structure, and Honda’s abundant supplemental restraint systems, that includes:
- pretensioning front seat belts
- front, side, knee and side-curtain airbags
As the IIHS continues its testing, more 2020 Honda models are expected to earn top safety marks. To stay up-to-date on all things Honda, call or stop by our Tracy Honda dealership. A member of our team would be happy to explain in greater detail the specifics behind each IIHS test, as well as set you up with a new Honda test drive.
At Tracy Honda, located in Tracy, California, we’re proud to share our love of Hondas with the greater East Bay Area community and happy to offer the latest Honda models for your driving pleasure. For all things Honda, head to Tracy Honda.
See you in the showroom!
*Based on updated headlight specifications, 2020 Civic Coupe and Sedan built after Nov. 2019 and 2020 Civic Hatchback built after Dec. 2019 earn the IIHS TSP rating. Excludes Civic Type R.