2005 Honda Accord

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2005 Honda Accord 4-door sedan
2004 Honda Accord 4-door sedan shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2003-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX 4-door

The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2003 model year. The car received some rear-end styling changes in the 2006 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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 well.

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit only the head restraint, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0220
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 13
Right (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0220
Head
HIC-15 291
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 31
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.4
Femur force - right (kN) 0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.29
Maximum tibia index - right 0.49
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.6
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 53
Right 68

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2005-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2004 Honda Accord EX 4-door with optional front and rear head curtain airbags and optional front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2004 models, design changes were made to the optional side airbags for the drivers' and front passengers' torsos. Beginning with 2005 models, side airbags were made standard.

Two tests of a 2004 Accord were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Rating applies to 2005-07 models

Tested vehicle:2004 Honda Accord EX 4-door

The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2004 models, design changes were made to the optional side airbags for the drivers' and front passengers' torsos. Beginning with 2005 models, side airbags were made standard.

Two tests of a 2004 Accord were conducted, one with optional side airbags for the driver and rear passenger, and one without. These vehicles are rated separately, except that the structural ratings for both vehicles are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0319 CES0320
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -3.5 -4.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0319 CES0320
Head HIC-15 488 2,548
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8 2.1
Compression (kN) 0.1 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37 68
Lateral force (kN) 2.2 5.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 43 49
Average deflection (mm) 34 35
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.75 6.30
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.98 1.55
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.0 2.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.1 2.9
Combined force (kN) 4.6 5.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 110 63
A-P moment (Nm) 25 33

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0319 CES0320
Head HIC-15 408 680
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5 1.6
Compression (kN) 0.2 1.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 27 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.5 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 26 30
Average deflection (mm) 24 24
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.99 2.81
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.37 0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8 0.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8 1.7
Combined force (kN) 2.2 2.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 122 168
A-P moment (Nm) 43 41

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2003-07 models

Seat type: EX models standard seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type EX models standard seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 55
Distance below top of head (mm) 45
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.3
Head contact time (ms) 88
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 45
Max neck tension (N) 1,365

Rating applies to 2003-07 models

Seat type: LX models standard seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type LX models standard seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 75
Distance below top of head (mm) 50
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.6
Head contact time (ms) 93
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 81
Max neck tension (N) 1,168

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted