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Honda Odyssey Earns Highest Safety Rating

The 2018 Honda Odyssey has earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Sep 28, 2017 2 min. read

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The 2018 Honda Odyssey has earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a Five-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Odyssey earns Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with available Honda Sensing and LED headlights. Honda Sensing is now standard on EX and above trims, accounting for 99 per cent of 2018 Odyssey sales.

The model earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating as a result of scores on crashworthiness tests, earning GOOD ratings across the board, and with the help of two additions for the 2018 model year: available Honda Sensing and LED headlights.

The Collision Mitigation Braking System in the new Odyssey, which is included in the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, earned a SUPERIOR rating as a result of its performance in IIHS collision avoidance tests.
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In track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, an Odyssey equipped with Honda Sensing avoided the collisions.

The Odyssey Elite and Touring trims, accounting for 42 per cent of 2018 Odyssey sales, earn an ACCEPTABLE rating for their LED reflector headlights. The two trims include high-beam assist, a feature that automatically switches between high beams and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles.

To earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award, a vehicle must earn a rating of GOOD in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must have an available front crash prevention system with an ADVANCED or SUPERIOR rating and headlights that earn an ACCEPTABLE or GOOD rating.

2017 Top Safety Pick+ award

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