2018 Honda Odyssey Earns Top Safety Scores from NHTSA & IIHS
As a family vehicle, the Honda Odyssey has always made the pursuit of safety one of its biggest priorities. Clearly, that hasn’t changed with the 2018 Honda Odyssey, which has just earned the highest possible safety ratings from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
In the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program, the 2018 Honda Odyssey earned five stars in the frontal crash tests for driver and passenger, five stars in all side crash evaluations, and four stars in the rollover test to earn a combined five stars for overall safety.
The Odyssey also earned the highest rating of “good” in all of the IIHS’s crashworthiness evaluations, including small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. It additionally earned the top “superior” score for front crash prevention thanks to the Honda Sensing suite of active safety technologies, which includes features like Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning as well as Adaptive Cruise Control. Finally, the Odyssey earned the second highest “acceptable” score for headlight visibility, now a requirement for vehicles seeking the ever-coveted Top Safety Pick+ award.
“Odyssey was designed to keep everyone in the family happy, and helping to keep everyone safer is a crucial part of that mission,” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “Honda’s goal of reaching a collision-free society includes safety improvements for each new generation of Odyssey without having to sacrifice minivan-first technologies like available Magic Slide SeatTM, which consumers have come to love.”