Honda Automobiles: 2011 Honda Odyssey Earns Best-Possible 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in More-Stringent Federal Government Crash Test Safety Rating Program

Posted on 27. Jan, 2011 by in Honda Canada

The all-new 2011 Honda Odyssey has warranted a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) best-possible Overall Vehicle Score1 of 5 stars and is one of a initial dual vehicles ever to acquire 5 stars in any seating position for all 3 pile-up tests, any pile-up exam difficulty and a altogether rating, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. The Odyssey joins a 2011 Accord Sedan as one of a few vehicles to date that achieves a sovereign government’s best-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score and 5 stars in a total frontal and side pile-up reserve ratings.

The Odyssey achieved a tip Overall Vehicle Score with five-star ratings for a frontal pile-up reserve exam and both side pile-up reserve tests2 in all evaluated front and back seating positions and scenarios. Additionally, a Odyssey perceived 4 stars for a rollover rating3, a top practicable in a light-truck automobile category regulating a program’s dimensions methodology.

The newly introduced Overall Vehicle Score is partial of a sovereign government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) that is initial being practical to 2011 models. As a preference to new automobile shoppers, a Overall Vehicle Score represents a total formula of a altogether ratings from a frontal pile-up tests, a side pile-up tests and a rollover-resistance into a single, outline measure between one and 5 stars. Additional information is accessible during www.safercar.gov.

Complete NCAP reserve rating formula for a 2011 Odyssey are:

All 2011 Odyssey vehicles implement a Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure. ACE is an disdainful physique pattern that enhances newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal crashes. The ACE pattern utilizes a network of connected constructional elements to discharge pile-up appetite some-more uniformly via a front of a vehicle. This extended frontal pile-up appetite government helps to revoke a army eliminated to a newcomer compartment. Standard reserve apparatus includes Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); three-row side screen airbags with rollover sensor; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; a driver’s front side airbag; and a front passenger’s side airbag with an newcomer position showing system.

Overall, a Odyssey improves for a 2011 indication year with larger interior functionality, a some-more particular character and aloft fuel economy. Significant enhancements to a interior embody a new “3-mode” second-row chair pattern that is some-more gentle for core passengers (Odyssey EX and above). A some-more absolute and fit 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine facilities Variable Cylinder Management (standard on all models for 2011) and produces 248 hp while delivering an EPA-estimated4 city/highway/combined fuel economy of 19/28/22 mpg on Odyssey Touring models.

New record accessible on certain models includes a back party complement with a 16.2-inch ultrawide split-screen arrangement and an auxiliary High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) video input, an “intelligent” Multi-Information Display (i-MID) with customizable wallpaper, formation of FM trade information on navigation models and most more.

The 2011 Odyssey is truly an American-made automobile designed, engineered and fabricated in a United States. The Odyssey is constructed exclusively during Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

For some-more information and downloadable high-resolution images of Honda vehicles, greatfully revisit www.hondanews.com. Consumer information is accessible during www.honda.com.


1 Government star ratings are partial of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with customary side-impact atmosphere bags (SABs). Vehicles tested underneath this module can't be compared to model-year 2010 and progressing vehicles. Ratings can usually be compared with identical ratings on indication year 2011 and after vehicles if rated underneath a new program.

2 Includes a new, additional exam mode for side-pole impact.

3 Vehicle tested includes electronic fortitude control as customary equipment, branded as Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) on Honda and Acura vehicles.

4 Based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison functions only. Do not review to models before 2008. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.

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