Odyssey among first vehicles to earn 5-stars in all crash test
TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - The all-new 2011 Honda Odyssey has earned the
U.S.-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's)
best-possible Overall Vehicle Score of five stars and is one of the
first two vehicles ever to earn five stars in each seating position for
all three crash tests, each crash test category as well as the overall
rating. The Odyssey joins the redesigned 2011 Accord Sedan as one of
the few vehicles to date that achieves the U.S. government's
best-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score and five stars in the
combined frontal and side crash safety ratings.
The Odyssey achieved its top Overall Vehicle Score with five-star
ratings for the frontal crash safety test and both side crash safety
tests in all evaluated front and rear seating positions and scenarios.
Additionally, the Odyssey received the highest achievable rollover
rating in the light-truck vehicle class using the program's measurement
The newly introduced Overall Vehicle Score is part of the federal
government's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) that is first being
applied to 2011 models. The Overall Vehicle Score represents the
combined results of the overall ratings from the frontal crash tests,
the side crash tests and the rollover-resistance into a single, summary
score between one and five stars. Additional information is available
All 2011 Odyssey vehicles utilize the Advanced Compatibility
Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. ACE is an exclusive body design
that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal
crashes. The ACE design utilizes a network of connected structural
elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of
the vehicle. This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to
reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment.
Standard safety equipment includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with
traction control; an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); three-row side
curtain airbags with rollover sensor; dual-stage, multiple-threshold
front airbags; a driver's front side airbag; and a front passenger's
side airbag with an occupant position detection system.
Now in its 41st year of operation in Canada, Honda Canada Inc. has sold
more than 3,300,000 Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty
trucks in Canada. Since 1986, Honda Canada has built more than
5,300,000 cars and trucks at its Ontario assembly facilities.
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For further information:
Richard Jacobs (905) 888-4102