[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Honda will be showing a Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
The 1.5T in the 2018 Accord has VTEC!
More.......................
Honda Urban EV Concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda Reports August 2017 Auto Sales
More.......................
Some Civic Type Rs are overheating on track
More.......................
Spied on the STREET! Next Gen RDX
More.......................
Acura Reveals Striking New Design for 2018 Acura RLX; Debut Set for Monterey Automotive Week
More.......................
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2017 United States Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Kia Stinger - RWD
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Do you wrench on your own car?
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: Station offline due to compressor issues
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda Feelgood Article of year
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Proud new owner of...
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: C&D Test - Honda Accord 2.0T Touring 10AT
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: CTR 2nd Gear Issue?
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: Got it!
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: updates on cracked windshield
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> TSA vs driving and stinky cheese.
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Cheaper Type-R model on the way
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> You guys wanna hear a Joke?
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: Accord 2.0T vs Camry V6 - MT Oct 2017
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe
Join Discussion......
Accord receives highest rating from IIHS for side impact protection
 Date: April 19, 2004 11:30
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: IIHS
 Credibility Rating: N/A


The IIHS has just released crash test results for their latest round of testing midsize sedans. This testing involved running an SUV sized barrier into the side of the vehicles at a closing speed of 31mph. Click the following link to view the report.

IIHS Report

Of 10 tested models, only the Accord EX (with side torso airbag and side curtain) and the Toyota Camry (also with optional side torso airbag and side curtain) earned "Good" marks in the test. With the exception of one model (Malibu, with side airbags), which was rated "Adequate", the rest of the tested models received "Poor" ratings. The models receiving "Poor" ratings included the Suzuki Verona, Mazda 6, Dodge Stratus/Chrysler Sebring, Nissan Altima, Saturn L Series, Hyundai Sonata/Kia Optima, Mitsubishi Galant, Honda Accord (no side protection) and Camry (no side protection).

These test results illustrate the benefits of active side impact protection systems. It should be noted that as part of their "Safety for Everyone" commitment, Honda has already announced that side impact protection will be standard on virtually every model by the end of calendar year 2006 (see related news article).


Last edited by JeffX on April 19, 2004 11:33

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Your Feedback
Date Subject User
04-19-2004 12:51
Accord and Camery w/out side curtain airbags scored "poor" results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
brittho
04-19-2004 13:12
Re: Accord and Camery w/out side curtain airbags scored "poor" results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
civic_cx_92
04-19-2004 16:07
Re: Accord and Camery w/out side curtain airbags scored "poor" results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
acuratsxguy
04-19-2004 20:25
Re: Accord and Camery w/out side curtain airbags scored "poor" results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
brittho
04-20-2004 17:15
Re: Accord and Camery w/out side curtain airbags scored "poor" results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
tsxfan19
04-20-2004 17:24
Re: Accord and Camery w/out side curtain airbags scored "poor" results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
tsxfan19
05-05-2004 19:29
This was our reason not to buy a Honda Civic   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tompaul
04-19-2004 14:05
Without Side Curtain airbags, it still gets POOR rating.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wile_E
04-19-2004 14:30
Re: Without Side Curtain airbags, it still gets POOR rating.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Kaiso King
04-19-2004 15:29
That's why it was mentioned twice!   (Score: 1, Normal)
90Accord
04-19-2004 16:59
Re: That's why it was mentioned twice!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Plumaccordcoupe
04-19-2004 18:22
Re: That's why it was mentioned twice!   (Score: 1, Normal)
OHV
04-19-2004 18:31
Re: That's why it was mentioned twice!   (Score: 1, Normal)
RyanDL
04-19-2004 18:33
Re: That's why it was mentioned twice!   (Score: 1, Normal)
TR
04-21-2004 10:39
Re: That's why it was mentioned twice!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Zeta_MSZ_006
04-21-2004 22:08
Re: That's why it was mentioned twice!   (Score: 1, Normal)
OHV
04-23-2004 09:00
Re: That's why it was mentioned twice!   (Score: 1, Normal)
Zeta_MSZ_006
04-19-2004 19:45
Biased?   (Score: 1, Normal)
HondaJet
04-19-2004 20:59
Re: Biased?   (Score: 1, Normal)
withoutasol
04-19-2004 21:18
Re: Biased?   (Score: 1, Normal)
99SI
04-19-2004 22:01
Re: Biased?   (Score: 1, Normal)
fortan
04-19-2004 21:50
Re: Biased?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Shenila
04-19-2004 23:20
Not biased, but, where is the Taurus?   (Score: 1, Normal)
90Accord
04-20-2004 07:21
Mazda 6 was tested - it got a "poor" mark   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
04-20-2004 08:44
Re: Mazda 6 was tested - it got a "poor" mark   (Score: 1, Normal)
BaddaBing
04-20-2004 20:07
Re: Mazda 6 was tested - it got a "poor" mark   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-21-2004 19:22
Re: Mazda 6 was tested - it got a "poor" mark   (Score: 1, Normal)
MASTERNC
04-20-2004 09:17
Re: Without Side Curtain airbags, it still gets POOR rating.   (Score: 1, Normal)
AccordY2K
04-20-2004 09:33
Re: Without Side Curtain airbags, it still gets POOR rating.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Legend93
04-20-2004 17:16
Re: Without Side Curtain airbags, it still gets POOR rating.   (Score: 1, Normal)
CanMan
04-21-2004 09:41
Re: Without Side Curtain airbags, it still gets POOR rating.   (Score: 1, Normal)
AccordY2K
04-20-2004 20:06
HAHHAHAAH   (Score: 1, Normal)
dodole
04-21-2004 10:53
Re: Without Side Curtain airbags, it still gets POOR rating.   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bustanovich
04-22-2004 16:36
Honda did it right...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Chris_pnoy
04-21-2004 12:18
Accord will have side bags standard for 2005   (Score: 1, Normal)
xspeedy
04-20-2004 01:37
How meaningful are the results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
carcrazy84
04-20-2004 01:42
Re: How meaningful are the results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
carcrazy84
04-20-2004 07:38
Re: How meaningful are the results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bustanovich
04-20-2004 10:45
Re: How meaningful are the results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
civic_cx_92
04-20-2004 12:29
Re: How meaningful are the results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Varmint
04-20-2004 13:45
Re: How meaningful are the results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Bustanovich
04-20-2004 16:07
Re: How meaningful are the results?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Accordian
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy