If you’re familiar with the Honda brand, then you already know that the auto manufacturer takes safety seriously. The innovative car maker is constantly trying to develop new features to keep drivers and their passengers safe and it shows in the manufacturer’s 2016 lineup of Honda vehicles.

The following 2016 Honda automobiles received the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance:

  • 2016 Honda Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™
  • 2016 Honda Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™
  • 2016 Honda Pilot with Honda Sensing™
  • 2016 Honda CR-V Touring with Honda Sensing™

To determine which vehicles receive the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety evaluates the automobiles in two areas, crash worthiness and crash avoidance and mitigation. To evaluate a vehicle’s crash worthiness, the IIHS conducts five crash tests, moderate overlap front, small overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. Depending on how an automobile performs, the car will receive one of the following marks: good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

To evaluate an automobile’s crash avoidance and mitigation capabilities, the IIHS reviews the type of front-end system the vehicle has and puts the car through various track tests. Based on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s review and how the automobile performs in its track tests, the vehicle will receive a rating of basic, advanced, or superior.

Everyone at our Honda dealership near Manchester, CT is really proud of the Honda vehicles that earned the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ rating because we know how high the standards are to be given this rating. To earn this distinction, a vehicle must earn the top mark of good in all five crash tests. An automobile must also get a rating of advanced or superior for crash avoidance and mitigation.

If you want to see why the vehicles listed above earned the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ rating, visit Liberty Honda to take 2016 Honda Accord, Honda CRV, or Honda Pilot for a test drive today. We look forward to seeing you behind the wheel of your next Honda vehicle soon.