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1999 Honda Accord

Midsize car
1998 Honda Accord 4-door sedan shown
1998 Honda Accord 4-door sedan shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    A

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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
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2013
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Basic
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
A
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
G
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
P
P
Crash avoidance rating
2002
A
Crash avoidance rating
2001
A
Crash avoidance rating
2000
A
Crash avoidance rating
1999
A
Crash avoidance rating
1998
A
Crash avoidance rating
1997
A
Crash avoidance rating
1996
A
Crash avoidance rating
1995
A
Crash avoidance rating
1994
A
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1998-2002 models

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
P
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 1998 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right tibia indicate that injuries to the lower leg would be likely.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 1998 Honda Accord LX 4-door
Weight 3,047 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 107 in.
Length 189 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 2.3 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 23 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF98001
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 9
Left (cm) 18
Center (cm) 21
Right (cm) 17
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 6
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF98001
Head
HIC-15 169
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.6
Femur force - right (kN) 2.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 8
Maximum tibia index - left 0.47
Maximum tibia index - right 1.39
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 69
Right 61
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional, beginning with 2000 models).
2
Antilock brakes (optional)

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