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Accord achieves top Euro NCAP safety rating

Accord achieves top Euro NCAP safety rating  
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Safety, Sedans/Saloons, Honda
on 02/28/2009

Source: Honda

The Honda Accord is one of the safest cars on the road, according to the new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.


Euro NCAP has developed a new rating scheme which focuses on the vehicle’s overall safety performance, and has awarded the Accord 5 stars. This replaces the previous rating system, where the Accord had a 5 star adult occupant, 4 star child occupant and 3 star pedestrian protection scores.

The new rating scheme uses a weighted score, combining many aspects of a car’s safety performance: adult (50 per cent), child (20 per cent) and pedestrian (20 per cent) protection assessment results with the availability of safety assistance devices (10 per cent). A minimum score of 70 per cent overall is necessary to achieve a 5-star rating. To qualify for inclusion, the safety assistance devices (Honda calls its system VSA) must be fitted, as standard across 85 per cent of the EU 27 2009 model range.

The Euro NCAP 5 star Honda Accord is a top performer in this new overall EuroNCAP vehicle safety rating system with an overall weighted score of 78 per cent and will be the main focus of a Honda safety exhibit at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.



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