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2016 Honda Accord

Midsize car
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

Headlights
M
only certain
trims

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2014
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2013
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic

Applies to 2015-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2013 model year. Beginning with 2015 2-door models, the frontal airbag programming was changed to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 14 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 3 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2015 Honda Accord LX-S 2-door
Weight 3,236 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 107 in.
Length 189 in.
Width 73 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 26 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1443
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 14
Footrest (cm) 10
Left toepan (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Upper dash (cm) 3
Lower instrument panel (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1443
Head
HIC-15 270
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 0.3
Right 0.2
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.48
Right 0.60
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 63

Applies to 2013-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2013 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2013 Honda Accord LX-S 2-door
Weight 3,254 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 107 in.
Length 189 in.
Width 73 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 26 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1209
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 7
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1209
Head
HIC-15 141
Peak gs at hard contact no data
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.0
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.35
Maximum tibia index - right 0.45
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 59
Right 77

Applies to 2013-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2013 model year. Two side tests of the Accord were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Honda as part of side crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests, but the vehicle specifications shown below are based on the Institute’s test.

Injury measures

Driver — In both tests, measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — In both tests, measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — In both tests, the dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — In both tests, the dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2013 Honda Accord EX 2-door
Weight 3,300 lbs.
Side airbags Standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 107 in.
Length 189 in.
Width 73 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 26 mpg city / 35 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1207 CES1210
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-18.5 -18.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1207 CES1210
Head HIC-15 223 180
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.4 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 42 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.5 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33 26
Average deflection (mm) 26 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.82 4.11
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.42 0.40
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5 1.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6 2.2
Combined force (kN) 3.7 3.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.3 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 205 195
A-P moment (Nm) 48 25

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1207 CES1210
Head HIC-15 131 127
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.8 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 22 29
Lateral force (kN) 1.1 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30 25
Average deflection (mm) 23 17
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.94 1.86
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.45 0.23
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.5 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.1 1.6
Combined force (kN) 2.3 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 92 60
A-P moment (Nm) 52 51

Applies to 2013-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,240 lbs
Peak force 15,048 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.64
Tested vehicle
2013 Honda Accord LX-S 2-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2013-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 30
Distance below top of head (mm) 30
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.3
Head contact time (ms) 62
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 430

Applies to 2016 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System

Package name

  • Optional Honda Sensing Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • LX-S trim
  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
  • EX-L V-6 trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
M
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp right curve and fair on the gradual right and both left curves.

Glare from the low beams was excessive on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • LX-S trim
  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
  • EX-L V-6 trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016 models
M
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Acceptable glare?
Straightaway right edge 88.3 m Yes
Straightaway left edge 51.3 m Yes
250m radius right curve, right edge 56.6 m Yes
250m radius left curve, left edge 45.2 m Yes
150m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m Yes
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.1 m Yes
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 150.8 m
Straightaway left edge 135.6 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 64.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 50.4 m

Trim level(s)
  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2016 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Acceptable glare?
Straightaway right edge 100.7 m No
Straightaway left edge 64.1 m No
250m radius right curve, right edge 62.0 m No
250m radius left curve, left edge 55.2 m No
150m radius right curve, right edge 55.4 m No
150m radius left curve, right edge 53.1 m No
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 152.7 m
Straightaway left edge 118.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 70.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 58.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 59.5 m

Applies to 2016 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trim EX
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 32
Clearance angle (degrees) 51
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 31
Clearance angle (degrees) 48
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 34
Clearance angle (degrees) 45
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 30
Clearance angle (degrees) 61
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights

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