How does a 2017 Honda Accord Sedan compare to its competition in Safety Near Houston, TX?

Honda Accord Sedan

Compared To Hyundai Azera 2016

The Accord Sedan offers an optional Collision Mitigation Braking System, which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Azera has a collision warning system without the crash-mitigating brake feature that could reduce stopping distances.

The Accord Sedan offers available parking sensors to help warn the driver about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or, for the Accord Sedan Touring in front of the vehicle. The Azera doesn’t offer a front parking aid.

Compared to metal, the Accord Sedan’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Hyundai Azera has a metal gas tank.

Both the Accord Sedan and the Azera have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available lane departure warning systems.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Accord Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2016, a rating granted to only 90 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Azera has not been fully tested, yet, but doesn’t qualify for 2015 or 2016 “Top Pick Plus.”

Compared To Nissan Maxima 2017

The Accord Sedan’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Maxima doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

Both the Accord Sedan and the Maxima have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes and front parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the Nissan Maxima:
PassengerAccord SedanMaxima
STARS4 Stars4 Stars
Chest Compression.7 inches.7 inches
Neck Injury Risk35%37%
Neck Compression53 lbs.56 lbs.
New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the Nissan Maxima:
Front SeatAccord SedanMaxima
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
HIC161295
Chest Movement.7 inches.9 inches
Abdominal Force150 G's188 G's
Rear SeatAccord SedanMaxima
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
HIC303391
Hip Force569 lbs.591 lbs.
Intro PoleAccord SedanMaxima
STARS5 Stars4 Stars
Max Damage Depth16 inches16 inches
HIC289300
Spine Acceleration39 G's53 G's
Hip Force558 lbs.997 lbs.
New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Compared To Chevrolet Malibu 2017

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Honda Accord Sedan are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Malibu doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Accord Sedan and the Malibu have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and front parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the Chevrolet Malibu:
Rear SeatAccord SedanMalibu
STARS5 Stars4 Stars
New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Accord Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 45 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Malibu is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.

Compared To Acura ILX 2017

Both the Accord Sedan and the ILX have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes and lane departure warning systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the Acura ILX:
PassengerAccord SedanILX
STARS4 Stars4 Stars
HIC211211
Neck Injury Risk35%40%
Leg Forces (l/r)409/437 lbs.768/623 lbs.
New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the Acura ILX:
Front SeatAccord SedanILX
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
HIC161234
Chest Movement.7 inches.9 inches
Hip Force388 lbs.487 lbs.
Rear SeatAccord SedanILX
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
HIC303324
Spine Acceleration58 G's64 G's
Hip Force569 lbs.699 lbs.
Intro PolAccord SedanILX
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
HIC289299
Spine Acceleration39 G's56 G's
Hip Force558 lbs.945 lbs.
New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Accord Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 45 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The ILX is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.

Compared To Jaguar XE 2017

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Honda Accord Sedan are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Jaguar XE doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Accord Sedan and the XE have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and front parking sensors.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Accord Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 45 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The XE has not been tested, yet.

Compared To Ford Taurus 2017

The Accord Sedan has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Taurus doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Accord Sedan offers an optional Collision Mitigation Braking System, which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Taurus offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature which would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

The Honda Accord Sedan has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Taurus doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Accord Sedan and the Taurus have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems and front parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the Ford Taurus:
Front SeatAccord SedanTaurus
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
Chest Movement.7 inches1.2 inches
Abdominal Force150 G's173 G's
Rear SeatAccord SedanTaurus
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
Hip Force569 lbs.910 lbs.
Intro PoleAccord SedanTaurus
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
Max Damage Depth16 inches18 inches
HIC289376
Spine Acceleration39 G's53 G's
Hip Force558 lbs.743 lbs.
New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Instrumented handling tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and analysis of its dimensions indicate that the Accord Sedan, with its five-star roll-over rating, is 1.1% less likely to roll over than the Taurus, which received a four-star rating.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Accord Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 45 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Taurus has not been fully tested, yet, but doesn’t qualify for 2017 “Top Pick.”

Compared To BMW 3 Series Sedan 2017

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Honda Accord Sedan are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The BMW 3 Series Sedan doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests front crash prevention systems. With a score of 6 points, IIHS rates the Collision Mitigation Braking System optional in the Accord Sedan as “Superior.” The 3 Series Sedan scores at most only 3 points and is rated only “Advanced.”

Both the Accord Sedan and the 3 Series Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available lane departure warning systems and front parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the BMW 3 Series Sedan:
DriverAccord Sedan3 Series Sedan
STARS4 Stars4 Stars
HIC132232
Neck Injury Risk29%36%
Neck Stress209 lbs.345 lbs.
Neck Compression51 lbs.113 lbs.
New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

A significantly tougher test than their original offset frontal crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does 40 MPH small overlap frontal offset crash tests. In this test, where only 25% of the total width of the vehicle is struck, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the 3 Series Sedan:
Accord Sedan3 Series Sedan
Overall EvaluationGOODMARGINAL
RestraintsGOODGOOD
Head Neck EvaluationGOODGOOD
Head Injury Index178276
Peak Head Forces0 G's0 G's
Chest EvaluationGOODGOOD
Hip & Thigh EvaluationGOODGOOD
Femur Force R/L1.47/.4kN2.6/3.2kN
Hip & Thigh Injury Risk R/L0%/0%0%/1%
Lower Leg EvaluationGOODMARGINAL
Tibia Index R/L.55/.61.89/1.03
Tibia Forces R/L2.1/3.1kN6.1/6kN
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the BMW 3 Series Sedan:
Front SeatAccord Sedan3 Series Sedan
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
HIC161258
Chest Movement.7 inches1.1 inches
Abdominal Force150 G's232 G's
Rear SeatAccord Sedan3 Series Sedan
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
HIC303326
Spine Acceleration58 G's64 G's
Hip Force569 lbs.688 lbs.
Intro PoleAccord Sedan3 Series Sedan
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
Max Damage Depth16 inches17 inches
HIC289291
New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Accord Sedan its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 45 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The 3 Series Sedan was not even a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.

Compared To Volvo S60 2017

Both the Accord Sedan and the S60 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and front parking sensors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Honda Accord Sedan is safer than the Volvo S60:
Front SeatAccord SedanS60
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
Chest Movement.7 inches1.1 inches
Abdominal Force150 G's299 G's
Hip Force388 lbs.419 lbs.
Rear SeatAccord SedanS60
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
HIC303410
Inter PoleAccord SedanS60
STARS5 Stars5 Stars
Max Damage Depth16 inches16 inches
Hip Force558 lbs.682 lbs.
New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.