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2013 Honda Accord

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2013 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional lane departure warning

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Honda Accord LX 4-door

The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

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

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Except for door hinge pillar deformation, intrusion into the driver's space was reasonably well controlled, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1229
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 17
Footrest (cm) 9
Left toepan (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 10
Upper dash (cm) 12
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1229
Head
HIC-15 178
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 20
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 6
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.55
Right 0.61
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 44
Right 58

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda Accord LX 4-door

The Honda Accord was redesigned for the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger’s survival space was maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the passenger dummy’s head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The passenger’s space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID CEP1705
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 17
Footrest (cm) 15
Right toepan (cm) 4
Center toepan (cm) 1
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 5
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 5
Right lower dash (cm) 4

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CEP1705
Head
HIC-15 109
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.15
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 2.8
Right 3.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 1
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.48
Right 0.55
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.3
Right 1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 33
Right 80

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEP1705
Head
HIC-15 110
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.15
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Femur (kN)
Left 0.3
Right 0.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.39
Right 0.22
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 36

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Honda Accord LX 4-door

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1208
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 7
Left (cm) 12
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1208
Head
HIC-15 183
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.44
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 50
Right 91

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Honda Accord LX 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Tested vehicle:2013 Honda Accord LX 4-door

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

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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1211
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -15.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1211
Head HIC-15 298
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 48
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.77
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 62
A-P moment (Nm) 176

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1211
Head HIC-15 151
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 37
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.37
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.45
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 34
A-P moment (Nm) 158

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2013 Honda Accord LX 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,235 lbs
Peak force 15,907 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.92

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-17 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 18
Distance below top of head (mm) 24
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.2
Head contact time (ms) 52
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 275

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Warning

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated