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2014 IIHS Top Safety Picks

The Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has added more challenging technology guidelines to its already rigorous testing standards for 2014. Not only are vehicles tested on their ability to protect occupants in the event of a collision, but now vehicles are evaluated on how well they prevent or mitigate front-to-rear collisions, and Honda is the car that does it best!

Honda, which also owns the Acura brand, had the most winners of any automaker with eight of its vehicles making the list, including four that got the highest ranking of the Top Safety Pick + contenders. To qualify for 2014 Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must meet the Top Safety Pick criteria, which includes good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, as well as a good or acceptable rating in the small overlap front test. The vehicle must also earn a basic, advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention. The Honda Civic hybrid, Honda Accord, Acura RLX and Acura MDX all got the highest ranking and are all available at a Tucson Honda dealer.

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid

2014 honda civic hybrid

The 2014 Honda Civic comes standard with stability control, antilock brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. EX/EX-L versions also include a right-side blind spot camera. This year’s updated HondaLink system also includes emergency crash notification. The IIHS gave the Civic sedan and coupe its highest possible rating of “Good” in its small-overlap frontal offset, moderate-overlap frontal offset, side impact and roof strength tests. The Civic’s seat/head restraint design was also rated “Good” for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

2014 Honda Accord

2014 Honda Accord

Every 2014 Honda Accord comes with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, active front head restraints, front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features include blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure and forward-collision warning systems. The IIHS gave both the 2014 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe the best possible rating of “Good” in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. In the Institute’s new “small-overlap” frontal-offset test, the sedan received a “Good” rating, while the coupe got a second-best rating of “Acceptable.”

2014 Acura RLX

2014 Acura RLX

The 2014 RLX comes with antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. A rearview camera is standard, but the Advance package gets you front and rear parking sensors, collision mitigation and lane keeping assist. A blind spot monitoring system is included starting with the Technology package trim level. The IIHS gave the 2014 Acura RLX the best possible rating of “Good” in its moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. In the Institute’s new “small-overlap” frontal-offset test, RLX also received a “Good” rating.

2014 Acura MDX

2014 Acura MDX

The 2014 Acura MDX includes antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, active front head restraints and traction and stability control. A multi-angle rearview camera is also standard. Similar to the 214 RLX, The IIHS gave the MDX the best possible rating of “Good” in all categories.

These are just a few of IIHS Top Safety Picks that Honda offers. If you are looking for a safe car, stop by Chapman Honda today!