With an alarming number of collisions occurring on America’s roads every day, safety features have become more important than ever in new vehicle models.
Fortunately, as vehicle features have become ever more refined and state-of-the-art, so have the safety amenities that help protect drivers and passengers. Whether you’re traveling with family members, friends, or coworkers, or riding solo, it’s a top priority to stay protected as you journey to your destinations.
Some of the safest sedans on the road today—with some of the most advanced safety features—come to us courtesy of the Honda brand. Two of these nameplates have been chosen as 2016 Top Safety Pick+ vehicles by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.*
Keep reading, and we’ll explore the impressive safety ratings and safety offerings of the Honda Civic and the Honda Accord.
A number of the Civic’s top competitors did not make the IIHS list at all for the 2016 model year, including the 2016 Toyota Corolla and the 2016 Chevy Cruze. The 2016 Ford Focus was mentioned on the IIHS list but only as a Top Safety Pick—no “+” at the end.
In terms of safety features, the Civic boasts a host of impressive standard offerings, including a multi-angle rearview camera, Hill Start Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Brake Assist, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Exceptional available safety features offered onboard the Civic include Forward Collision Warning, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, a Road Departure Mitigation System, and Lane Departure Alert.
Various Accord competitors were not included on the IIHS list for 2016, such as the 2016 Nissan Maxima and the 2016 Buick Regal. Other rivals did make the IIHS list but only as Top Safety Picks—minus the “+.” These include the 2016 Nissan Altima and the 2016 Chevy Malibu.
The Accord models provide various standard safety features to help keep passengers safe out on the road, including a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, Brake Assist, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control.
Among the Accord’s available safety features are amenities like Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, and a Road Departure Mitigation System, all a part of the new Honda Sensing safety features package.