- 2020 Accord, CR-V and three Civic models each earn TSP and Insight earns the pinnacle TSP+ award
- Honda Sensing® Collision Mitigation Braking System™ gets SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention and is standard equipment on all six models
- All fully tested Honda vehicles also earn top U.S. government crash-test ratings
Five Honda models have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating when equipped with specific headlights, and one (Insight) has achieved a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating. Contributing to the top ratings, the 2020 Accord, three Civic models1 (Coupe, Sedan and Hatchback), Insight and CR-V each achieve the highest possible rating of “GOOD” in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests. In addition, all feature Honda Sensing® driver-assistive and safety technology as standard equipment, earning “SUPERIOR” ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle frontal crash prevention.
For the 2020 model year, the CR-V and Civic join the Accord, Insight and Passport in providing Honda Sensing® as standard equipment on all trim levels for these five models. Honda Sensing® is now available or standard on every Honda automobile model, and there are nearly three million Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today featuring this comprehensive suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Pedestrian Detection; Forward CollisionWarning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
All Honda vehicles also benefit from Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems, including pretensioning front seatbelts, and front, side, knee and side-curtain airbags.
To earn the 2020 TSP award, a vehicle must earn “GOOD” crashworthiness ratings in all test modes, including in the challenging passenger-side small overlap test. A top-rated vehicle must also offer front crash prevention that earns an “ADVANCED” or “SUPERIOR” rating in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian testing, as well as “GOOD” or “ACCEPTABLE” ratings for available headlights; while TSP+ rated vehicles must achieve the same “GOOD” or “ACCEPTABLE” rating for their standard headlights. Additional Honda models are expected to receive top safety ratings from the IIHS in 2020 as the Institute completes further testing. Separately, every Honda model that has been fully evaluated in the NHTSA’s 2020 model year NCAP testing has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score2.
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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, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
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. 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.
2. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Not yet fully evaluated for the 2020 model year are the Clarity series and Civic Type R.