Saturday, June 20, 2015

Safety Ratings Elite for 2015 Honda Accord

Put bluntly, safety in automobiles is important. There was a time when kids would slide around on the back bench seat of a huge sedan without any seat belts, just like there was a time when airbags didn’t exist. There was even an automotive era before windshield wipers, if you can believe it, but we’ve obviously come a long way from there.

Someday, we’ll be talking about how wild it is that there ever was a time before adaptive cruise control or blind-spot monitoring systems, but for now those are the kinds of revolutionary safety technologies that are only just starting to find their ways into modern automobiles.

The 2015 Honda Accord, for example, is lauded as one of the safest automobiles in the industry today in large part because most trims (EX on up) include the LaneWatch blind-spot monitoring system, which sends a video feed of the blind spot to the display screen every time the right blinker is turned on.

Beyond that, though, the Accord is an All-Star in crash tests, both those orchestrated by the federal government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The NHTSA, for example, awarded the most recent Accord a five-star overall rating following its bevy of crash tests, while the IIHS named the vehicle a Top Safety Pick+ because of its across-the-board strong scores, including top marks on the always-tough small overlap test.

Like all Honda cars, the new Accord is at the top of its class in large part because of its safety features, and the good news is that it’s only going to grow safer in model years to come!

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