It may have a built-in vacuum cleaner, but when it comes to safety the Honda Odyssey most certainly doesn’t suck.
The 2014 Odyssey has been awarded the highest overall rating of ‘Good’ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a rating of ‘Good’ on the new small overlap frontal crash test – a new test designed to replicate an accident where the front corner of the car impacts another vehicle or object (such as a utility pole or tree). As a result it has been awarded the highest Top Safety Pick Plus rating by the IIHS.
The Odyssey joins the 2013 Civic and Accord in earning Top Safety Pick Plus ratings.
“Honda’s commitment to safety is perhaps best demonstrated by the fact that we achieved this high standard in a mid-cycle refresh of the 2014 Honda Odyssey,” said Art St. Cyr, VP of product planning at American Honda. “Honda’s goal is to continuously advance the safety performance of every Honda vehicle to fulfill the trust our customers place in the Honda brand.”
“Safety is high on the list for parents when it comes to shopping for a family vehicle,” said Institute President Adrian Lund. “Consumers look for models with the highest safety ratings. Honda is ahead of many of its competitors in building state-of-the-art crashworthiness into its vehicles.”
While a mid-cycle refresh, the 2014 Odyssey gains an improved safety structure as well as a new type of side curtain airbags specifically designed to protect occupants in an offset crash.
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