Nine 2022 Acura and Honda models earn top IIHS safety ratings

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TORRANCE, CA February 24, 2022

  • 2022 Acura MDX, RDX and TLX All Win Top TSP+ Award
  • The Accord, Insight, Odyssey and two 2022 Civic models also win the TSP+ award; The CR-V gains TSP when equipped with specific headlights
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ earns a TOP rating for frontal collision avoidance and is standard equipment on all nine models as part of AcuraWatch™ and Honda Sensing®
  • All Fully Tested Acura and Honda Vehicles Also Earn Top Scores in US Government Crash Tests

Three Acura models and six Honda models earned Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awards BEST SAFETY CHOICE (TSP) or better for 2022, eight peaking BEST SAFETY CHOICE+ (TSP+), including the all-new 2022 Civic Sedan and Hatchback. Contributing to the top ratings, each of the nine models earns the highest possible rating of “GOOD” in all six IIHS crash tests. Plus, all feature AcuraWatch™ or Honda Sensing® driver assistance and safety technology as standard equipment, earning “SUPERIOR” ratings for frontal vehicle-to-vehicle crash prevention.

AcuraWatch™ and Honda Sensing® are now available or standard on all Acura and Honda automotive models, and there are more than five million Acura and Honda vehicles on US roads today equipped with these comprehensive suites of safety technologies and driver assistance, which now include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with pedestrian detection; Forward collision warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

All Acura and Honda vehicles benefit from Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, as well as advanced supplemental restraint systems, such as seat belts front seat belts with pre-tensioner and the front, side, knee and side curtain airbags.

To win the 2022 TSP award, a vehicle must achieve “GOOD” crashworthiness ratings in all test modes, including the challenging passenger side small overlap test. A top-notch vehicle must also offer frontal crash prevention that achieves an “ADVANCED” or “SUPERIOR” rating in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian tests, as well as “GOOD” or “ACCEPTABLE” ratings for vehicles available. headlights although TSP+ rated vehicles must achieve the same “GOOD” or “ACCEPTABLE” rating for their standard headlights. Separately, each Acura and Honda model that was fully evaluated in NHTSA’s 2022 model year NCAP tests received an overall vehicle rating of 5 stars.

2022 Acura IIHS Award Winners:
2022 Acura MDX (TSP+)
2022 Acura RDX (TSP+)
2022 Acura TLX (TSP+)

2022 Honda IIHS Award Winners:
Honda Accord 2022 (TSP+)
2022 Honda Civic Hatchback (TSP+)
2022 Honda Civic Sedan (TSP+)
Honda Insight 2022 (TSP+)
Honda Odyssey 2022 (TSP+)
Honda CR-V (TSP) 2022, when equipped with specific headlights

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent Honda dealerships in the United States. According to the latest data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Honda has the best fleet average fuel economy and the lowest CO2 emissions of any major US automaker. The Honda lineup includes the Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, as well as the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup truck and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s range of electrified vehicles includes the Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid and Insight hybrid-electric sedan – which will be joined in 2024 by the Honda Prologue, the first vehicle Honda battery electric.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing plants in North America. In 2021, more than 95% of all Honda vehicles sold in the United States were manufactured in North America, using domestically and globally sourced parts.

About Acura
Acura is a premier automotive nameplate that delivers precision-engineered performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high-performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. Acura’s lineup currently includes five distinct models – the ILX and TLX sport sedans, the RDX and MDX sport utility vehicles and the electrified NSX supercar, as well as high-performance Type S variants. Additionally, the Integra will return to the Acura lineup in 2022. *All Acura vehicles sold in America are manufactured in the United States, using domestically and globally sourced parts.

About Acura and Honda Safety Leadership
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to improve the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcyclists and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for many pioneering efforts in crashworthiness, airbag technology, crash compatibility and pedestrian safety.

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  1. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) New Car Rating Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Not yet fully rated for 2022 model year: 2022 Acura MDX AWD.
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