Honda Accord Safety Ratings

In the automotive world, two organizations evaluate the overall safety and crashworthiness of every car: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

So, how did the Honda Accord perform in their safety evaluations? Our team at Burns Honda is here with all the answers you need! Find out how safe your travels around Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and Cherry Hill, NJ, can be with the Honda Accord today.

Honda Accord Safety Ratings: Overview

  • The 2021 Honda Accord received a 5-star overall vehicle score from the NHTSA.
  • The 2022 Honda Accord received a 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the IIHS.
  • The standard Honda Sensing® technologies greatly contributed to the Accord's safety accolades. In particular, the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ received a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention.

What Are the Honda Accord's Safety Ratings?

Honda prioritizes the safety of you and your fellow passengers through their Safety for Everyone approach, which is integrated into every Accord model. Due to this, the Honda Accord received top ratings from both safety organizations.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The 2021 Honda Accord earned a 5-star overall vehicle score from the NHTSA, the highest accolade that this organization gives out. It achieved this award by earning five stars in every tested category.

How did it accomplish such a feat? Well, it's in part due to the safety technologies of the Accord. For instance, they recommend Forward Collison Warning and Lane Departure Warning in the Accord, two standard features of the Honda Sensing® package.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The 2022 Honda Accord earned a 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the IIHS, the highest accolade that this organization gives out. In fact, it earned a Good rating in every crashworthiness test, which is the top rating in this category.

So, how did the 2022 Accord impress the IIHS team? It was partly due to the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, a standard feature in the Honda Sensing® package.

What Is Honda Sensing®?

Both safety organizations were impressed by the Accord's Honda Sensing® technology. So, what's special about it? Well, it's a suite of driver-assisting systems programmed to heighten your awareness on the road.

It comes with several safety systems, which include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

By using cameras, sensors, and radar technology, these features alert you of any detected hazards on the road. For instance, the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ monitors the road ahead of you for a potential frontal collision. If it senses an impending collision, it'll warn you and can even apply the brakes, if necessary.

Meanwhile, the Road Departure Mitigation System identifies the painted lines on the road to notify you when you start to drift out of your lane. If you keep drifting, it'll guide you back into the center of your lane or apply the brakes, if necessary.

Does the Honda Accord Have Passive Safety Systems?

When you're driving the 2022 Accord, you'll know when a Honda Sensing® system has sprung into action, but what about passive safety? The Honda Accord has an array of passive safety systems that work hard to keep you safer while you drive.

Every Accord model is built with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. Designed to boost the protection of the passengers, this network of frame structures reduces the force of a collision by absorbing and deflecting it, resulting in all-around safety for you and any other involved vehicles.

The Advanced Airbag System increases the protection of the driver and the front-seat passenger during a frontal impact. How? It supplements the seatbelts to keep your head and your upper body protected during an unfortunate frontal collision. 

The Verdict: Honda Accord Achieves Excellent Safety Ratings

The verdict is clear! With such stellar safety ratings and advanced systems, the Honda Accord proves to be a dependable and safe sedan for drivers everywhere.

If you'd like to test drive the Accord for yourself, contact our team at Burns Honda! We're happy to help drivers around Marlton, Mt. Laurel, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, find the right car for their driving lifestyle.


Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (

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