While Honda is certainly no stranger to the limelight, this savvy automaker put on quite a show at this year’s IIHS Safety Awards where 7 different Honda vehicles were recognized. Here we will take a brief look at who the IIHS is as well as which Honda vehicles were highlighted for 2019.
Who is the IIHS?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an industry expert on all things to do with vehicle safety and every year they conduct extensive safety testing on the latest makes and models. Top performers from this rigorous round of testing are highlighted by the IIHS as being either a Top Safety Pick or a Top Safety Pick +.
Honda vehicles highlighted at the 2019 IIHS Awards
2019 Honda Insight – Top Safety Pick +
In the Small Car category the Honda Insight received full marks for just about everything; for example, it was rated ‘Good’ for all levels of ‘Crashworthiness’ and awarded a ‘Superior’ level designation for ‘Front Crash Prevention’. This is also the second year in a row that the Honda Insight has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick +.
2019 Honda Accord – Top Safety Pick
In the Mid-size Car category the 2019 Honda Accord caused quite a stir, as it received top grades for all levels of ‘Crashworthiness’ and ‘Superior’ levels for ‘Front Crash Prevention’. The Accord’s ‘Child Seat Anchors’ also received an above-average rating and this was the eighth year running that the Honda Accord has received an IIHS Award.
2019 Honda CR-V – Top Safety Pick
In the Small SUVs category Honda had two winners, the first of which saw the 2019 CR-V recognized by the IIHS for the fifth straight year. The CR-V’s high levels of ‘Crashworthiness’ received special mention, as did its ‘Superior’ levels of ’Front Crash Prevention’.
2019 Honda HR-V – Top Safety Pick
Honda’s other big winner in the Small SUVs category was the 2019 Honda HR-V, marking its first official appearance on the IIHS Awards list. In fact, the IIHS found that there was a lot to like about the HR-V, including its ‘Superior’ ‘Front Crash Prevention’ and top-level ‘Crashworthiness’ capabilities.
2019 Honda Pilot – Top Safety Pick
In the Mid-size SUVs category it was the Honda Pilot making some noise, with everything from its headlights and ‘Crashworthiness’ to its ‘Front Crash Prevention’ being recognized. This was the fifth year in a row that this head-turning Honda has received an IIHS Safety Award.
2019 Honda Odyssey – Top Safety Pick
In the Minivan category it was no surprise to see the Honda Odyssey taking centre stage yet again. In fact, the Odyssey received top marks for all levels of ‘Crashworthiness’ as well as for ‘Front Crash Prevention’, making it an incredible nine straight years that the Odyssey has been recognized by the IIHS.
2019 Honda Ridgeline – Top Safety Pick
As usual, the Honda Ridgeline was in the thick of the action again this year, receiving glowing reviews from the IIHS on everything from its headlights and ‘Front Crash Prevention’ systems to its ‘Crashworthiness’. This was the third straight year that the Honda Ridgeline was highlighted by the IIHS.
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