2014 Honda Safety Ratings
We recently discovered some information on 2014 Honda safety ratings, and it’s great news for owners of new 2014 Honda models. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety just released a summary of their findings for 2013, and it turns out that out of all the manufacturers, Honda had the highest number of safe vehicles this year.
Out of the 39 vehicles that received Top Safety Pick+ ratings, eight of Honda’s vehicles made the list. That number includes the Acura models that made the list as Honda also owns the Acura brand. The five Honda models that made the list include the Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan, the Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan, and the Honda Odyssey.
It’s no surprise that Honda was the leading manufacturer for safe vehicles this year. Throughout the year we provided you with information about the models that earned Top Safety Pick+ ratings such as the 2014 Honda Odyssey — which became the first minivan to earn the coveted safety rating. The eight models that made the list did so despite the Top Safety Pick+ safety standards which include the addition of a rigorous small overlap front test that was implemented by the IIHS this year.
The new test was added to the four that were already in existence. Vehicles able to score the highest rating of “good” in four out of the five tests are awarded a Top Safety Pick, which used to be the best available rating. Now, to earn the “plus” rating, vehicles must score “good” in four out of the five tests, and no less than “acceptable” in the fifth.
This year, there were not many vehicles that fared well in the small overlap front test, as manufacturers weren’t exactly ready for it. It’s for that reason that only 39 vehicles earned the top rating this year, compared to the 130 that did so last year.
Not every Honda vehicle has been subjected to IIHS testing yet as the majority of the models were released later in the year. However, as eight vehicles have already passed with the highest of standards, we believe that the rest of the vehicles in the lineup will follow suit.
To get more information on other awards and accolades that the 2014 Honda models have earned this year, be sure to check out our blog. We will continue to provide you with updated results of Honda safety ratings as more information is made available.