2019 Honda Insight Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+
It’s getting increasingly difficult to earn the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ award, the most coveted safety recognition in the automotive industry, but the all-new 2019 Honda Insight managed it with remarkable ease, acing every test the institute threw at it.
To qualify for the award, a vehicle must earn the highest possible rating of “good” in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. In addition, it must earn at least an “acceptable” rating in the passenger-side small overlap test, an “advanced” rating for available front crash prevention, and a “good” rating for available headlights.
Not content with just the bare minimum, the 2019 Honda Insight received the highest possible score in every single category, including a “good+” rating for its excellently designed LATCH anchors and tethers for children, and the top “superior” rating for front crash prevention, courtesy of the Honda Sensing suite of safety technologies that comes as standard equipment.
“Insight continues to prove that it’s much more than just a pretty face with great fuel-efficiency ratings.” said Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Automobile Sales. “With standard Honda Sensing® active safety tech and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, Insight is a hybrid with some serious safety chops.”
After receiving the Top Safety Pick+ recognition, Honda expects the Insight will have no trouble earning a five-star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
That would make the Insight not just one of the best-looking and most efficient new hybrid vehicles on the road, but also the safest.
News Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety