With New Honda Passport SUV The Brand Now Has 8 Models With Top Safety Scores
Car buyers are looking for safe vehicles and the new 2019 Honda Passport mid-size SUV is bringing the brand’s best safety tech. Honda Passport has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Honda has been putting an emphasis on safety and with the Passport, Honda now has eight models to receive a top safety rating from the IIHS.
The 2019 Honda Accord, CR-V, HR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, and Ridgeline all received TSP honors, while Insight earned the highest TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation. In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) evaluations, every Honda model that has been fully evaluated in 2019 model-year New Car Assessment Program testing, including the 2019 Passport, has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score. The Honda Clarity series and Civic Type R have not fully evaluated.
2019 Honda Passport safety
What does it mean for customers?
Honda’s stable of vehicles is getting safer because of the brand’s safety technology called Honda Sensing that is available now on all of its vehicles. The safety suite includes collision management braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and traffic sign recognition systems.
Honda has other driver-assist technology like Lane Watch, blind spot information, cross-traffic monitor, and auto high-beam headlights for added safety. The Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) is rated superior by IIHS which is part of the suite of driver-assistive and safety technologies offered by the Japanese automaker.
2019 Honda Passport
Honda is also making its cars safer with a new front passenger airbag design that will keep you safer in the event of an accident. The new airbag utilizes four major components, unlike conventional passenger-side airbags that use one inflatable part, to reduce the probability of injuries in a wider variety of frontal crashes. Honda says it works like a baseball catcher's mitt, with the sail panel catches and decelerates the occupant's head while also engaging the side chambers, pulling them inward to cradle and protect the head, mitigating the potential for injury.
Honda says they are also working to develop and deploy advanced passive safety and active safety systems that can reduce the severity of a collision or help avoid it entirely. With the new 2019 Honda Passport, the Japanese automaker ’s stable of vehicles now has eight models that get top safety scores.
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