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Accord scores highest Euro NCAP crash test rating in class

Accord scores highest Euro NCAP crash test rating in class  
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Safety, Sedans/Saloons, Honda
on 11/26/2008

Source: Honda

The new Honda Accord achieved the best combined safety rating in its class, in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results, published today.


The Accord was awarded the first-ever three star pedestrian rating in the large family class, along with 5 star adult protection and 4 star child protection.

“We are delighted with the EuroNCAP result, which confirms the new Accord as the leader for combined adult, child and pedestrian safety in the large family car class. Add to this the advanced active safety features of the Accord and customers can experience the most effective safety technologies put into practice, with our goal of providing safety for everyone,” said Ken Keir, Managing Director, Honda (UK).

Innovative safety features fitted as standard:

* Active head restraints
* Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
* Motion Adaptive EPS

Plus:

* Dual stage front airbags
* Driver and front passenger side airbags
* Front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters
* Full length curtain airbags
* ISOFIX fittings and tether anchor points

A host of advanced safety features are available on the new Accord placing it at the forefront of its category for safety. It is the first D-sector car to be available with Collision Mitigation Braking System, which comes as part of the Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) along with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). ADAS is available as an option on all EX and EX GT models, excluding 2.0-litre EX saloon models).

In addition, for the first time, EuroNCAP has published Whiplash ratings for the front seats and the Accord achieves a score 2.26 out of 4.



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