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.”
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.
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.