Four of the Safest Honda Models on the Road

June 12th, 2020 by

A gray 2020 Honda Civic Touring is parked on a city street near Rochester, NY.

When shopping for a vehicle, it’s easy to get distracted by flashy details like interior display screens, sound systems, and comfortable seating. While those things certainly matter, safety is the single most important aspect of any vehicle that you consider. Hondas routinely rank among the safest vehicles on the road, and this year is no different, with plenty of models that you’ll find at your Honda dealer ranked highly for safety by numerous organizations.

Let’s take a moment to highlight some of the safest options you’ll find at your Honda dealer and what, exactly, makes them so safe. In judging which models are the safest, we looked at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which is an independent, nonprofit organization funded by auto insurers to determine which vehicles are safest. We also used safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which is a government agency, part of the US Department of Transportation, dedicated to improving safety on the road.

2020 Honda Insight

If safety is important to you (and it should be!), then when looking at models at your Honda dealer, you have to start with the 2020 Honda Insight. The 2020 Insight is one of the safest small cars on the road, which is backed up by a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. This is the highest possible safety rating from the IIHS and means that the vehicle has a “Good” rating in-vehicle strength and restraint tests, front crash avoidance, and standard headlights.

The 2020 Honda Insight is one of only a few vehicles in its class to receive this safety rating from the IIHS and really showcases the safe design and guiding principles of Honda manufacturing. From the NHTSA, the 2020 Honda Insight received five-star ratings in terms of frontal crash safety, side crash safety, rollover safety, and overall safety. The 2020 Insight is a four-door sedan that is available with fantastic features in addition to its safety, including an available 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an intelligent hybrid powertrain.

2020 Honda Civic

A red 2020 Honda Civic Coupe Sport is driving on a city street at night, facing away.

If you’re looking for a little more variety when it comes to an incredibly safe vehicle at your Honda dealer, then consider the 2020 Honda Civic. Three different builds of the Civic all received a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS: the Civic two-door coupe, Civic four-door hatchback, and the Civic four-door sedan. That means that no matter what body style or configuration you’re interested in, the 2020 Honda Civic will keep you safe on the road.

The 2020 Honda Civic also received five-star overall safety ratings from the NHTSA for each configuration, though some specific trims have not been rated. Overall, the Civic is an incredibly safe and reliable vehicle, and having three different configuration options to choose from, all of which are highly rated for safety, gives you the freedom to get exactly what you need in your vehicle. With great features like available heated seating, a 174 hp engine, and an available 10-speaker sound system, the Civic offers an incredibly safe and fun driving experience.

2020 Honda Accord

While both the Honda Insight and the Civic are fantastic options, they’re also both small cars, so if you want something a bit bigger, then check out the 2020 Honda Accord at your local Honda dealer. The Accord is a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS due to its remarkably safe design and excellent safety features throughout. The NHTSA has given the 2020 Honda Accord five stars in frontal crash, side crash, rollover, and overall safety ratings, so you know it’s a midsize sedan that will protect you and your loved ones.

In addition to how incredibly safe it is, the 2020 Honda Accord also has a number of excellent features and options available. It’s a four-door sedan, but you can choose a powerful 252 hp 2.0L turbocharged engine or a fuel-efficient hybrid engine that offers an EPA-estimated 48/47 MPG in the city and on the highway.* The interior of the Accord is spacious, as you would expect from a midsize model, with amazing features including available heated and ventilated seating, an available wireless phone charger, and an available 10-speaker premium sound system.

2020 Honda CR-V

If you’re in the market for a small SUV, then it’s hard to beat the 2020 Honda CR-V, which is among the safest vehicles on the road. The CR-V has once again been chosen as a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and offers a fantastic combination of safety features and other options. This selection is backed by the NHTSA, which has given the 2020 Honda CR-V five-star ratings in frontal crash, side crash, and overall safety. This five-star rating was awarded to both available drivetrains and both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models.

The 2020 Honda CR-V is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a small SUV, even beyond the impressive safety ratings. It’s available with an I-4 turbocharged engine that gives you up to 190 hp, with front-wheel drive standard and all-wheel drive available. There’s also an available hybrid engine, which delivers 212 hp total and offers an EPA-estimated 40 MPG in the city for great performance and terrific fuel economy in a small SUV.** Of course, the CR-V represents more than simply a safe vehicle, with available heated, leather-trimmed seating, an available 9-speaker premium audio system, and an available wireless phone charger.

A silver 2020 Honda CR-V Touring from a local Honda dealer is parked on a city street at night.

Honda Sensing Safety Technology

After seeing how many incredible models you can find at your Honda dealer, including three different options for the 2020 Honda Civic, you might be wondering how Honda manages to be so consistently highly rated for safety. Some of it comes down to smart engineering and decisions made by Honda’s engineers to ensure their vehicles are as safe as possible and that they’re designed to protect you and your passengers in the event of a collision. A lot of it, however, comes down to the incredible Honda Sensing safety technology, which comes standard on all of these highly-rated vehicles you’ll find at your Honda dealer.

Honda Sensing is a comprehensive suite of driver-assistive technologies and features that are designed to help you avoid a collision in the first place. They include technology such as a collision mitigation braking system with pedestrian detection, which helps you apply the brakes when an imminent collision is detected; a forward collision warning, which alerts you when a frontal collision seems imminent; and adaptive cruise control, which automatically adjusts your speed when cruise control is engaged to maintain a safe distance with vehicles around you.

Other technology that’s part of Honda Sensing includes road departure mitigation with an incorporated lane departure warning, which can determine if you’ve crossed out of your lane without signaling and can provide steering assistance to help you safely return to your lane; and a lane keeping assist system, which can detect if you’ve strayed from the center of your lane without signaling and the steering can adjust to bring you back to your lane’s center. All of these features are standard on these incredible Honda models, and they work together to assist you, as the driver, in staying safe.

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Are you ready to see these incredible vehicles for yourself? Then call or come visit us at Ralph Honda today in Rochester, NY, and we’ll make sure you drive away in a safe and reliable car that will treat you well for years to come.


*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/47 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

**40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

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