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Honda Odyssey

is first to earn the IIHS Top Safety + award

ARLINGTON, Va. — The 2014 Odyssey minivan earns the top safety designation for good in all five IIHS crash including the challenging small front test. The Institute vehicles good, acceptable, or poor based on performance in the overlap front, small front, side, rollover and crash evaluations.

The 2014 Odyssey is the first the Institute has evaluated in the small front test. Honda the Institute to test the Odyssey to structural changes the automaker to improve occupant protection in a overlap front crash.

the Institute conducts a test at a request, the automaker reimburses for the cost of the vehicle.

Honda introduced the upgraded as a 2014 model. While are no major styling changes, the new has advanced high-strength steel in the door frames, floor pan and wheel wells for a more occupant compartment. The side airbags extend farther to offer comprehensive head in both a side crash and a overlap front crash.

with these modifications, the weight didn’t change because Honda engineers able to reduce weight to compensate for the strengthened structure.

Safety is high on the list for when it comes to shopping for a vehicle, says Institute Adrian Lund. Consumers for models with the highest ratings. Honda is ahead of of its competitors in building state-of-the-art into its vehicles.

Honda Odyssey

Honda and Acura brands earned six Top Safety Pick + among 20 current models the Institute has rated. They are the Accord 2-door and 4-door, 2-door and 4-door, Odyssey and TL. Winners must earn ratings for occupant protection in 4 of 5 and no less than acceptable in the test.

The Institute added the overlap test to its lineup of safety evaluations last It replicates what happens the front corner of a vehicle another vehicle or an object a tree or a utility pole. In the 25 percent of a vehicle’s front end on the side strikes a 5-foot-tall barrier at 40 mph.

A 50th percentile male III dummy is belted in the driver

In the Odyssey test, the driver’s was maintained reasonably well. measures on the dummy indicated a low of injury in a crash of this Because the structure helped the steering column stable, the airbag stayed in front of the dummy during the crash to good protection.

The side curtain airbag and had sufficient forward coverage to the head from contact the side structure and outside

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