Completely redesigned, the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe has earned an overall five-star vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is the only vehicle in its class to earn this; the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has already given it a Good rating in all test models, making it a Top Safety Pick.
“The Honda comprehensive approach to vehicle safety is validated by these top-level safety ratings. The 2013 Honda Accord truly excels in all areas, delivering the best overall safety ratings, while also providing exhilarating performance, outstanding comfort and top-class fuel economy,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda.
The 2013 Honda Accord Coupe earned a five-star safety rating in each seating position in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), with frontal, side-barrier, and side-pole test categories. It also earned a five-star rollover rating. The 2013 Honda Accord Sedan is also the only vehicle in its class to earn an IIHS Good rating in the small overlap frontal crash test, sometimes referred to as a “narrow offset” test. It is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or object at high speeds.
Starting with the 2013 models, Honda is applying its second-generation of it’s so called “ACE” Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure to its Accord models. The second generation reinforced frontal structure enhances frontal crash energy management with a wider offset range and oblique collision modes.