When you drive a Honda car, truck, minivan, or SUV, you can feel safe. Honda has developed some innovative safety systems to keep you on the road and help avoid accidents. The manufacturer has been recognized for its dedication to safety with awards, such as the Top Safety Pick+ for the 2021 Honda Accord from IIHS.
Dedicated To Safety
Honda has developed a personal dedication to safety with the global philosophy, “Safety for Everyone.” This idea shows the commitment to protecting drivers and passengers as well as pedestrians and others.
To demonstrate the philosophy in practical terms, Honda has developed both active safety technology and passive safety. Active safety systems are those features and systems that continually work to keep you safe, often partnering with the driver to help them be more aware of their surroundings.
Passive safety refers to features that protect you and your passengers in a collision. They include such systems as airbags, which help reduce injury when an accident occurs.
Standard Active Safety Features
Honda includes several active safety features as standard on all models. For instance, the multi-angle rearview camera gives you a better view of what is going on behind you when you put the vehicle in reverse.
Honda’s active stability systems include vehicle stability assist with traction control. Anti-lock braking helps prevent your brakes from locking up when you need them the most. Also included is brake assist as well as electronic brake distribution for better protection anytime you apply the brakes.
Honda Sensing is an entire suite of safety systems that provide complete protection when you’re on the road. They are designed to help prevent an accident and to lessen impact when one happens. Included in this suite:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System – This system helps you stop faster when a potential collision is ahead by applying pressure to the brakes automatically.
- Road Departure Mitigation System – This system adjusts your steering and automatically brakes if you start to cross lanes without using the signal indicator.
- Lane Keeping Assist System – Get help from this system to stay in the middle of your lane even when traveling around curves.
- Traffic Sign Recognition – The system notifies the driver of changes in the speed limit with a camera that reads the posted limits.
Most Honda models come standard with Honda Sensing.
Passive safety features include ACE body structure, which protects passengers from injury in a collision. Front seat belts include a pretensioner and load limiter to make them more secure. Advanced front airbags are included in every model. Other models feature side curtain airbags with rollover sensor and front knee airbags to added protection.
Honda has been the recipient of several Top Safety Pick+ awards from IIHS and the 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA, two of the top indicators for safety. If you’d like to check out these safe models and take one for a test drive, stop by Premier Honda. Let us help you find a vehicle to protect you and your passengers today.