2002 Honda Accord

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2002 Honda Accord 4-door sedan
1998 Honda Accord 4-door sedan shown


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test


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Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 1998-2002 models

Tested vehicle: 1998 Honda Accord LX 4-door

The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 1998 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Intrusion into the driver footwell area contributed to high injury measures on the dummy's right leg, indicating the likelihood of injury.

A strong safety cage helped keep the tire out of the driver footwell area.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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
HIC-15 169
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

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