2015 Honda CR-V Earns Top Safety Pick Plus Award

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The 2015 Honda CR-V has earned the Top Safety Pick Plus Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. With a perfect score on the toughest tests, the new SUV remains the leader for safety.

To earn Top Safety Pick Plus Award status, a vehicle must earn the top score in the five IIHS crash tests, along with earning a high score with advanced safety features.

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2015 Honda Fit Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

The all-new 2015 Honda Fit was voted a Top Safety Pick recently from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This is among the highest honors one can receive from the safety organization, and this is big news for a brand-new redesigned model.

The Fit is all-new inside and out, with urban styling, great technology, better fuel economy and that world-class cargo space that has made this urban dweller one of the most popular vehicles on the road today.

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2014 Honda Odyssey Earns NHTSA Top Safety Score

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first vehicle to earn a 5-star crash rating from NHTSA and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first minivan to earn a 5-star crash rating from NHTSA and an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey continues its reputation for safety today, earning a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top score a vehicle can earn in this test.

Following this score, the Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to earn the top 5-star crash test score and Top Safety Pick Plus score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

“With a 14-year history of top ratings in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program, even as those top ratings have become harder to achieve, family car buyers have learned that the Odyssey is designed to help take care of their precious cargo,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “For customers looking to buy a minivan that achieves the highest-available safety ratings from the NHTSA and the IIHS, the Odyssey is the one and only choice.”

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Honda has four IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Vehicles

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the only minivan this year to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the only minivan this year to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award.

Honda has four 2014 model year vehicles to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award. Combined with Acura, American Honda has the most Top Safety Pick+ vehicles in the industry.

Top Safety Pick+ is the toughest rating a vehicle can receive from the Insurance Institute for HIghway Safety. IIHS made it harder than ever to earn a top score. Under this year’s more challenging requirements, the IIHS is using the TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation to recognize vehicles that not only performed well in its crash tests but also are equipped with technologies that help prevent or mitigate front-to-rear collisions. Front collision prevention, which includes both warning systems and automatic braking, is intended to help inattentive drivers avoid rear-ending a stopped or slower-moving vehicle in front of them.

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Honda Civic passes Toyota Corolla as America’s best-selling compact car

The Honda Civic overtook the Toyota Corolla as America's best selling compact car in October 2013.

The Honda Civic overtook the Toyota Corolla as America’s best selling compact car in October 2013.

The Honda Civic is now America’s best selling compact car. Sales data from October reveals that the popular Honda model has passed the Toyota Corolla as the best selling car in its class. Year to date, Honda has sold 280,899 Civics, while the Toyota Corolla has only sold 257,184 units.

We’re no saying the Honda Civic is better is Corolla (we are actually), but drivers on the road are making that decision for us. All new 2013 and 2014 Honda Civics give customers a ton of special features even at their base models. All new Honda Civic models are equipped with Bluetooth, rearview camera, SMS text message features and Pandora Radio. You’ll get all that and the price still won’t break your wallet.

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Toyota Corolla Struggles in Frontal Crash Test

The 2014 Toyota Corolla  struggled in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Frontal Crash Test. The test simulates what happens if a car hits another car from drifting partially into the oncoming lane, or the effects of striking a stationary object like a pole or a tree.

While the Corolla performed poorly in this new test, the Honda Civic Coupe and Sedan Models were the only new cars to achieve the top score of “good” in the all-new test. IIHS has tested 13 small cars this year.

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2014 Honda Odyssey Earns Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2014 Honda Odyssey, and its glut of special features, were named best daily driver by MSN Autos.

The 2014 Honda Odyssey, was the first minivan to achieve the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the first minivan to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Rating.

The recent released updated van outperformed the competition, including the Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Town and Country. The 2014 Honda Odyssey was also the first minivan to earn the top score of “good” in the new Small Overlap Front Test. To earn the Top Safety Pick Plus Rating, a vehicle much score high on this recently added test.

The small overlap front test replicates what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole. Overall, the Odyssey scores Good on all four IIHS crash tests: Moderate Overlap Front Tests, Side Impact Tests, Roof Strength Tests, along with the small overlap front tests.

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Honda Civic Earns Top Safety Pick Plus Rating

 

The Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Civic Coupe are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The Honda Civic Sedan and Honda Civic Coupe are IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The new Honda Civic in both coupe and sedan models have earned Top Safety Pick Plus Ratings, making them the best of the best in their class for car safety.

In test results announced Thursday, both Honda body styles were the only small cars to earn the top rating of good in IIHS’ new small overlap front crash test. Many vehicles are having problems with this designation, but not the Civic Coupe and Civic Sedan. Small Overlap Front test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or object like a tree or a utility pole.

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2013 Honda Civic Named a Top Safety Pick Plus

 

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The 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.

The redesigned 2013 Honda Civic was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus, the highest safety rating a vehicle can receive. The Civic is now the first and only small car to receive the IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus designation.

“If you want a compact car with a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating, the 2013 Honda Civic is the only choice,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of product planning and logistics at American Honda. “We believe this is a distinct competitive advantage, especially as more and more consumers place a premium on crash rating performance.”

Top Safety Pick Plus is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s newest top ranking, which separates out the best of best for safety. IIHS scores the 2013 Honda Civic Good in the moderate overlap front test results, Good for the small overlap front test, good for side impact test results, and good for roof strength test. To achieve Top Safety Pick Plus status, a vehicle  must receive a score of good in at lease 4 of 5 tests and no less than acceptable in the fifth test. Less than 20 vehicles across the United State have been designated as a Top Safety Pick Plus.

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Review: 2013 Honda Ridgeline

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The 2013 Honda Ridgeline is a safe and sportier midsized pickup, so if you are looking to an alternative from the Dodge Ram or Chevy Silverado, the Ridgeline is a great truck to consider.

Not all truck drivers are looking to haul cattle, spaceships, or a barn full of wood, and that’s where we think the Honda Ridgeline fits in. As someone who has always driven a Honda Civic or a Honda Accord, a truck can be a difficult choice, especially for urban settings with require a truck. The Ridgeline though is modeled as the sporty truck, especially the Ridgeline’s Sport model, with features  18-inch alloy wheels, sporty styled headlights, privacy glass and a leather steering wheel.

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