While there have been other Honda sedans in the past and there could be more in the future, there are two that have come to define the Honda brand: the Civic and the Accord. Both received pretty significant upgrades for the 2016 model year, including advanced safety features like:
2016 Civic Sedan: Models equipped with Honda Sensing have earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.* The NHTSA has yet to test the Civic.
2016 Honda Accord: Both the Accord Sedan and the Accord Coupe earned 2016 Top Safety Pick+ awards from the IIHS when equipped with Honda Sensing features.* The NHTSA granted the Accord a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating as well.**
Drivers looking for a safe new sedan around the Detroit Metro area have two stunning options right here.
When it comes to safety, each of these models has some similar features, much like the Accord and the Civic, including a standard multi-angle rearview camera system with guidelines, dual-stage multi-threshold airbags, SmartVent side airbags, and more. When it comes to advanced safety features, the CR-V and the Pilot are paving the way to the future with Honda Sensing safety technologies:
Advanced safety features available on the Odyssey include:
We’ve said that many of the models above have earned their safety awards when equipped with Honda Sensing safety features, but what exactly are Honda Sensing features? Honda has assembled a suite of driver assistance and accident prevention features that can detect when an accident is likely to occur and warn the driver or even slow or stop the vehicle.
Honda Sensing features include:
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist
Road Departure Mitigation
Adaptive Cruise Control
Forward Collision Warning
Collision Mitigation Braking
And you can find these features on select Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Pilot models.