2020 Honda Models Sweep Up IIHS Top Safety Picks

By Dianna Duchesne | July 6th, 2020

Once again, several Honda models have been named Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The all-new 2020 Honda CRV Hybrid joins the rest of the CR-V lineup, when equipped with specific headlights, three Civic models (coupe, sedan, and hatchback) and the Accord in earning this distinction. In addition, the 2020 Honda Insight received an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating, bringing the total number of new Honda models to achieve the Top Safety Pick or better up to seven. 


How did Honda manage to sweep up so many awards? All Honda models are available with the Honda Sensing® comprehensive suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, with many models coming standard with the extra tech. With Honda Sensing®, drivers enjoy added peace of mind with the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Pedestrian Detection, Forward-Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control. 


That’s not all though. All Honda vehicles are designed with a Honda-exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure that protects occupants during front-end collisions by distributing crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. 


To achieve their IIHS Top Safety Pick distinction, all seven Honda models that were chosen excelled in one of the IIHS’s toughest tests: headlights. These seven Honda models earned a headlight score of “Good” or greater when equipped with specific LED headlights. The IIHS tests headlights on five approaches against a hypothetical ideal system, so Honda drivers can feel confident when traveling in low-light settings. 


All seven Honda models earned their Top Safety Pick awards by achieving a “Good” or better crashworthiness ratings in all test modes, including the challenging passenger-side small overlap test. The 2020 Honda Insight earned a “Superior” rating in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front-crash prevention, as well as a “Good” rating for its standard headlights, helping it achieve its TSP+ rating. 


Wait no longer to make one of Honda’s Top Safety Picks yours. Stop by Garber Honda serving Rochester, Henrietta, Pittsford, and the surrounding area to take one of these safety-focused vehicles for a spin. You can also check out our vast online inventory to find the Civic, Insight, Accord, or CR-V that catches your fancy before scheduling your test drive.


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