2023 Honda Accord Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating
LEARN MORE: IIHS Crash Test Results - 2023 Honda Accord— TORRANCE, Calif. April 28, 2023;
- Accord scores top ratings in all evaluated categories
- All-new model receives highest possible “SUPERIOR” in the daytime vehicle-to-pedestrain front crash prevention rating
- Six Honda models now rated 2023 TSP or better
The all-new 2023 Honda Accord has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest accolade, the 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating. The new Accord, a model that has long set the standard for midsize car safety performance, earned the Institute’s highest possible ratings in six out of seven evaluated categories. This includes Accord’s standard front crash prevention system, which earned a “SUPERIOR” rating from IIHS in the daytime and an “ADVANCED” rating in the nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian avoidance tests.
With this award, a combined six Honda models have earned IIHS’ TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating or better for 2023, with four achieving the pinnacle TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating, including all-new for 2023 models: Honda Accord, HR-V and CR-V.
Based on Honda’s long-standing “Safety for Everyone” approach, which focuses on advancing safety for everyone sharing the road, the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies are now standard on every Honda automobile model, including all Accord models. There are more than six million Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today featuring these comprehensive suites of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which now include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Pedestrian Detection; Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
All Honda vehicles including Accord also benefit benefit from Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems, such as pretensioning front seatbelts, and front, side, knee and side-curtain airbags.
To qualify for a 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn “GOOD” ratings in all crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, updated side test, and original moderate overlap front tests. This year’s TSP+ criteria also include a new nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention test. Advanced or superior performance is required in both the nighttime and daytime pedestrian tests for the higher award, as well as “ACCEPTABLE” or “GOOD” headlight ratings across all trim levels.
In addition to IIHS testing, every Honda model that has been fully evaluated in the NHTSA’s 2023 model year NCAP testing has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score1.
For complete details on the innovative approaches used to achieve outstanding safety performance in the 2023 Honda Accord, go to the “Safety & Driver Assistive Technology” section of the Accord press kit that can be found here: Accord info.
Honda 2023 IIHS Award Winners*:
2023 Honda Accord (TSP+)
2023 Honda Civic Hatchback (TSP) except Type R performance variant
2023 Honda Civic Sedan (TSP)
2023 Honda CR-V (TSP+)
2023 Honda HR-V (TSP+)
2023 Honda Odyssey (TSP+)
*Honda has targeted TSP+ for the all-new 2023 Pilot, which has not yet been evaluated by IIHS for the 2023 award year.
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Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com..
Honda Commitment to Safety
Honda is committed to “Safety for Everyone” and is working to further improve safety for everyone sharing the road. The company’s goal is zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda motorcycles and automobiles globally by 2050. Honda operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash-test facilities in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in crashworthiness, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.
Advanced passive safety features include Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and next-generation driver and passenger front airbag technology, which are designed to provide a high level of collision protection for occupants. Advanced active safety and driver-assistive systems found in Honda Sensing® and AcuraWatch™ technologies, now on nearly 7 million vehicles on U.S. roads, are designed to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions while also serving as a technological and perceptual bridge to the more highly automated vehicles of the future.
Learn more at https://www.honda.com/safety.
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, and, in the future, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda’s first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2022, more than 99% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with more than two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
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1.Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).
Official IIHS Announcement: Improved side crash protection earns Honda Accord Top Safety Pick+
Improved side crash protection secures a 2023 Top Safety Pick+ award for the midsize car.
April 28, 2023
The 2023 Honda Accord, a midsize car, earns a Top Safety Pick+ award thanks to improved side crash protection.
The requirements are tougher for both the lower-tier Top Safety Pick and higher-tier Top Safety Pick+ award in 2023. Acceptable or good headlights are now required across all trims for either award, rather than only for the higher accolade. In addition, the updated side test, in which a heavier striking barrier hits the test vehicle at a higher speed, replaces the original side evaluation. Vehicles must earn an acceptable or good rating to qualify for Top Safety Pick. A good rating is required for the “plus.”
The redesigned 2023 Accord earns a good rating in the updated side test, while the 2022 model only managed a marginal rating. All trims also now come with good-rated LED reflector headlights.
This year’s Top Safety Pick+ criteria also include a new nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention test. Advanced or superior performance is required in both the nighttime and daytime pedestrian tests for the higher award. For Top Safety Pick, only a daytime rating of advanced or superior is required.
In these evaluations, the Accord’s standard front crash prevention system earns a daytime rating of superior and a nighttime rating of advanced.
As before, to earn either award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front and original moderate overlap front tests. The roof strength, head restraint and vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention evaluations are no longer part of the award criteria.