Crash Test Ratings of the 2018 Honda Odyssey

November 10th, 2017 by

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It’s not hard to see that when it comes to vehicle safety, the 2018 Honda Odyssey is in a league of its own! The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have both conducted a full round of tests on this year’s Odyssey, and both associations have praised the protection offered by this one-of-a-kind minivan. In fact, the Odyssey has earned both organizations’ highest honors: a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS,* and a 5-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA!** Below, we break down the Odyssey’s achievements in greater detail and show the technology features that have made these achievements possible.

Top-Tier Safety Features in the Odyssey

In the IIHS’s round of crash tests, the Odyssey earned a score of “Good” in nearly every measure of crashworthiness, and when equipped with optional safety equipment, the Odyssey received a “Superior” rating for its ability to avoid and mitigate collisions. The folks at the NHTSA reached similar conclusions: The Odyssey’s 5-star overall safety rating incorporates the results from 11 different crash tests, performed to measure protection from every angle!

Every 2018 Honda Odyssey comes standard with Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, LED daytime running lights, and much more. No less impressively, next-generation technology features like a blind spot information system, a cross traffic monitor, and the Honda Sensing safety suite are all standard from the Odyssey’s EX trim up! By making these features available in the Odyssey’s lower trims, Honda’s engineers ensure that drivers who choose the Odyssey won’t have to break to bank to experience top-notch vehicle safety.

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2018 Honda Odyssey Safety

Take the Odyssey for a Test Drive!

The 2018 Honda Odyssey’s crash test ratings allow it to stand out in a crowded segment, and there’s never been a better time to take this minivan for a test drive. It’s available today at all of our Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers locations, and when you take advantage of our current offers and financing options, it’s easy to fit the new Odyssey into your budget. Contact us today to spend some time behind the wheel!


*The 2018 Honda Odyssey equipped with available Honda Sensing and LED headlights earned the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS in recognition of its superior crash safety performance.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit