Honda Automobiles: 2013 Honda Accord Sedan is a Top Performer in Aggressive New IIHS Test Earning TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by in Honda Canada

The all-new 2013 Honda Accord Sedan was one of dual midsize sedans to acquire an altogether GOOD rating in a aggressive, new tiny overlie frontal pile-up exam conducted by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Under a some-more difficult contrast discipline by a IIHS, a new tiny overlie frontal pile-up test—sometimes called a “narrow offset” test—is designed to replicate what happens when a front dilemma of a car collides with another car or an intent such as a tree or focus pole. Additionally, both a 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe are among a initial vehicles in a attention to acquire a tip probable reserve rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from a IIHS.

As a manufacturer, American Honda leads a attention with 3 TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicles that embody a 2013 Accord Sedan and Coupe and 2013 Acura TL. Additionally, thirteen 2013 indication year American Honda vehicles warranted TOP SAFETY PICK status: Honda Civic Sedan; Fit; Crosstour; CR-V; CR-Z; Insight; Pilot; Odyssey; and Ridgeline; and a Acura ILX, TSX, MDX and RDX. All models warranted a tip rating of GOOD in all 4 rating areas by a IIHS, including a some-more severe roof-strength test.

“The all-new 2013 Honda Accord lineup offers a graphic advantage among mainstream competitors in a category by achieving a tip probable rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+,” pronounced Art St. Cyr, clamp boss of product formulation and logistics during American Honda. “As one of a attention reserve leaders with eleven 2013 Honda models and 5 2013 Acura models achieving TOP SAFETY PICK status, American Honda offers a well-rounded lineup of vehicles that are not usually fuel fit and fun-to-drive, though that also offer tip reserve ratings.”

Beginning with a 2013 Honda Accord, Honda is requesting a second era of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™ II) physique structure to a models. This reinforced front support structure provides serve extended frontal pile-up appetite government by a wider operation of equivalent and ambiguous crashes. The outcome of these efforts provides a capability for a Accord Sedan to grasp a GOOD rating in a new IIHS tiny overlie frontal testing.

The new IIHS exam is some-more challenging, as it requires additional car cabin structure and front structure outboard of a categorical support rails—the primary appetite interesting structure. Through a re-engineering of a car structure, Honda has incorporated enhancements that minimize a probable inauspicious effects on doing and float comfort, fuel potency and altogether physique vibration, while augmenting a reserve opening of a car for a passengers.

Standard reserve apparatus on all Honda and Acura models embody Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); side screen airbags (some vehicles versed with a rollover sensor as well); dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; and a driver’s side airbag. All 2013 Honda and Acura models earning approval from a IIHS, with a difference of a Ridgeline, implement a Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure.

Honda has a prolonged story of care in a growth and focus of modernized technologies and designs to raise a reserve of all highway users, including car occupants, motorcycle riders, and pedestrians. The association operates dual of a world’s many worldly pile-up exam comforts and is obliged for countless pioneering efforts in a areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision harmony and walking safety. This joining to reserve is secure in Honda’s idea to be a association that multitude wants to exist, and it complements a company’s care in shortening car emissions, improving fuel potency and advancing alternatives to gasoline.

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