Twelve American Honda models, including a all-new 2012 CR-V that goes on-sale today, perceived a top probable reserve rating of TOP SAFETY PICK from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) underneath a more-stringent contrast discipline implemented final year.
The IIHS endowment recognizes vehicles that do a best pursuit of safeguarding car occupants concerned in front, side and back crashes, and rollover opening formed on ratings in a Institute’s tests.
Announced by IIHS today, a Honda Fit, CR-Z, Insight, Accord, CR-V, Pilot and Ridgeline along with a Acura TL, TSX and MDX all warranted a highest-possible measure of GOOD in all 4 ratings, including a some-more severe roof-strength test. Earlier this year a all-new Civic and redesigned Odyssey warranted a TOP SAFETY PICK, giving American Honda twelve 2012 TOP SAFETY PICK winners.
“We’re unapproachable to have achieved IIHS TOP SAFETY TOP rating for 9 new 2012 Honda models and 3 2012 Acura models, creation American Honda among a best in a attention with twelve vehicles with top-class IIHS reserve ratings underneath their new, some-more difficult ratings protocols,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “In fact, 91% of American Honda vehicles sole in a U.S. are TOP SAFETY PICKS. This fulfilment is partial of a accordant bid we have done to reassert a Honda code as a transparent personality in this area.”
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; a driver’s front side airbag; and a front passenger’s side airbag with an newcomer position showing system. All 2012 Honda and Acura models famous by a IIHS, with a difference of a Ridgeline, 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.
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