Honda Automobiles: 2019 Honda Odyssey is Top Minivan in IIHS Passenger-Side Small Overlap and LATCH Testing

Posted on 16. Aug, 2018 by in Honda Canada

  • Odyssey is a usually tested minivan to acquire a IIHS “GOOD” rating for both a motorist and newcomer sides in IIHS’ eager Small Overlap Front Crash Test
  • Odyssey is a usually tested minivan to acquire a IIHS “GOOD+” rating for palliate of child chair designation regulating LATCH connection points

The 2019 Honda Odyssey leads all tested minivans in new ratings by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including being a usually minivan to grasp a “GOOD” rating for both a motorist and newcomer sides in IIHS’ eager Small Overlap Front Crash Test. In addition, a hospital famous Odyssey with a tip rating of “GOOD+” in a contrast of Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) to establish a relations palliate to safely implement child reserve seats in a vehicle. No other tested minivan warranted above an “ACCEPTABLE” rating from IIHS in LATCH testing.

Odyssey qualifies as a 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK when versed with accessible Honda Sensing® and LED headlights. Honda Sensing is now customary on EX and above trims, accounting for 99 percent of 2019 Odyssey sales.1

“Minivan buyers list reserve as one of their biggest squeeze considerations, and a Odyssey continues to be a tip performer in eccentric reserve ratings, serve enmity itself from shred competitors,” pronounced Ray Mikiciuk, partner clamp boss of Honda Automobile Sales. “If you’re in a marketplace for a minivan and we caring about safety, there is simply no improved choice than a Honda Odyssey.”

A tiny overlie pile-up occurs when usually a front dilemma of a car strikes another car or an intent such as a tree or focus pole. IIHS began rating vehicles for newcomer insurance in a driver-side tiny overlie front pile-up in 2012 and combined a passenger-side exam in 2017 to make certain occupants on both sides of a car get equal protection.

LATCH is a complement of connection hardware for child restraints that is dictated to facilitate installation. Child restraints commissioned with LATCH are some-more expected to be put in rightly than restraints commissioned regulating a car reserve belt, IIHS investigate has shown.

According to IIHS, even with LATCH, designation errors are common. The Institute’s LATCH ratings are formed on pivotal ease-of-use criteria that have been shown to minimize mistakes in installing reduce connection straps and tip tethers. The tip fasten keeps a child chair from pitching brazen in a crash, and all forward-facing restraints need them.

Among 2018-19 minivans evaluated, a Odyssey was a usually one to acquire a “GOOD+” rating for LATCH palliate of use. The “GOOD+” rating is for vehicles that accommodate a criteria for a “GOOD” rating and yield additional seating positions with easy-to- use LATCH hardware. The eight-passenger 2019 Odyssey offers 5 LATCH-equipped seating positions, 3 in a second quarrel and dual in a third row.

1 American Honda Sales Data


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