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Smartly designed passenger cars can provide high levels of protection. Our vehicle bodies are designed to manage crash energy in a controlled manner and reduce the amount of crash energy that reaches the passenger cabin.
 
With our light truck models, we don’t assume that “bigger is better.” Utilizing unit-body designs that make better use of space, Honda creates occupant- protection zones designed to match or exceed the performance of larger, heavier vehicles. To further enhance occupant protection, we equip Honda and Acura SUVs, minivans and trucks with advanced safety features that enhance safety for the driver and passengers and increase compatibility with other vehicles.

The Honda Accord was the first midsize sedan to offer front, front-side and side curtain airbags as standard equipment. Today, the Accord Sedan earns a 5-star crash safety rating in each combined category based on the latest government standards.*
The Honda Ridgeline was the first 4-door pickup in North America to earn a 5-star crash safety rating in both frontal and side crash safety tests conducted by the U.S. government under the old NCAP crash safety-testing standards.
Honda CR-V was the first compact SUV to earn a 5-star frontal crash safety and 5-star side crash safety rating from the U.S. government under the previous NCAP crash safety-testing standards.
Acura MDX was the first midsize SUV and first luxury SUV to earn a 5-star crash safety rating in both frontal and side crash safety tests conducted by the U.S. government under the old NCAP crash safety-testing standards.
For 2009, the RL offered Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) as part of an optional package. CMBS helps the driver avoid a collision.
For the model year 2012, an advanced 4-channel Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) system will be standard on every Honda and Acura model. This system helps the driver maintain control even on low- traction surfaces. In addition, front, front-side and side curtain airbags provide outstanding protection for the driver and passengers in the event of a collision.

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