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2019 Honda Passport Gets 5-Star Safety Rating

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<p>The <a href=all-new 2019 Honda Passport has earned the maximum five-star overall vehicle score for safety in the National Highway Traffic Administration’s New Car Assessment Program. Honda is marketing the new 2019 Passport as a rugged SUV for outdoor enthusiasts, but even adventurers like to feel safe when they get in a vehicle.

The Passport uses Honda’s patented Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, which features a network of front-frame structures designed to absorb and deflect energy in frontal collisions. The SUV received five stars for front driver side safety, four stars for front passenger side safety, five stars for a variety of side crash test scenarios, and four stars for rollover risk.

But Honda would much prefer if you didn’t get into a crash in the first place, so it equipped with Passport with Honda Sensing, its suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which is now also standard on most new Honda models.

Related: Learn more about Honda Sensing technology

Honda Sensing comes with automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control. These help provide drivers with greater awareness of their surroundings and, in some cases, can intervene by steering the car back in its lane or applying the brakes to mitigate a front collision. The automaker says 85 percent of the vehicles its sells now come with Honda Sensing technology.

So far, every tested 2019 Honda vehicle has earned the maximum five-star overall vehicle score for safety in NHTSA testing, and most of them have also earned either a Top Safety Pick rating or a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Related: Two Honda models named the best family cars

News Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration