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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

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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)
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