New Accord falls short in frontal offset crash test.
The new Honda Accord has scored just four-stars in the latest round of new car crash testing.
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) says that while the Accord performed well in side impact and pedestrian tests, the Honda fell short in the foundation frontal offset crash test.
This meant the Accord did not achieve enough points to be eligible for a 5 star ANCAP safety rating, with the main shortfall being an elevated risk of injury to the lower legs of the driver.
With the vast majority of passenger cars on the Australian market now boasting a full five-star rating the four-star result must be a major disappointment for Honda.
But the news wasn’t all bad for Honda with the testing authority please with the Accord’s generous list of safety assist technologies (SAT).
ANCAP chairman Lachlan McIntosh says the Honda is a good example of what buyers should be getting with their new car purchase.
“Key to a reduction in the number of lives lost on our roads is the inclusion of SAT which can help prevent or minimise the impact of a crash.”
“Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), lane support systems and adaptive lighting are examples of the technologies consumers should be urging manufacturers to offer as standard in all new makes and models.” he said.