The Safest Cars from Honda

  • 2016 Honda Pilot

    Honda has built a reputation for safety over their decades as an automaker, and when drivers look for the safest cars in Metro Detroit, they should start with a Detroit Area Honda Dealer.

    Before concerning themselves with the exterior design, the fuel economy, or the advanced tech features that have come to define modern Honda vehicles, engineers start with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, designed for safety. And every aspect of designing Honda’s sedans, crossovers, and minivans prioritizes safety.

Honda Sedans

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:

  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • Daytime running lights
  • SmartVent side airbags and dual-stage multi-threshold airbags
  • Side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor
Multi Angle Rearview Camera

Each trim level of the 2016 Honda Civic and 2016 Honda Accord is available with the Honda Sensing suite of safety features (detailed below). The result of the Honda Sensing safety features is that both of these Honda sedans are earning top marks for safety:

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

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 Sedan

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.

Honda Crossovers

The sedan and minivan used to dominate the family vehicle market, but now the crossover has become one of the most popular family vehicles on the road. Honda has three crossovers to choose from.

  • The 2016 Honda HR-V is a five-passenger compact crossover and the newest of the bunch.
  • The 2016 Honda CR-V is one of the longest-lived midsize crossovers on the road, helping to create the class it’s a part of.
  • The 2016 Honda Pilot is an eight-passenger crossover that brings more power and hauling capabilities.

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:

  • 2016 Honda CR-V models equipped with Honda Sensing features earned 2016 Top Safety Pick+ scores from the IIHS,* and the NHTSA granted the CR-V a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.**
  • 2016 Honda Pilot models with Honda Sensing also earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS.*
  • The 2016 Honda HR-V scored a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA, passing its crash tests with flying colors.**

The Honda Minivan

The 2016 Honda Odyssey is the only minivan that Honda produces right now, and that’s because it does such an excellent job of giving drivers what they want. With seating for up to eight passengers and six different trim levels to choose from, we’re confident there is an Odyssey to fit nearly any family.

Advanced safety features available on the Odyssey include:

  • Multi-angle rearview camera system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning

Add in the standard vehicle stability assist, brake assist, and SmartVent and dual-threshold airbags, and it’s clear that the Odyssey is built for safety. Which is likely why the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded models with forward collision warning technology their 2016 Top Safety Pick status,*** and the NHTSA scored the Odyssey with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.**

Honda Sensing Features

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 Departure Warning

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Road Departure Mitigation

Road Departure Mitigation

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Forward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning

Collision Mitigation Braking

Collision Mitigation Braking


And you can find these features on select Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Pilot models.

Finding the Safest Cars

Finding the safest cars matters whether you are shopping for a new work vehicle, a family vehicle, or just a new car for yourself. Trust Honda’s reputation for safety and drive home one of the safest cars on the road from a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you.

*The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
***The following 2016 models have been awarded an esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their excellent safety performance: Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, CR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey.
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