The all-new 2023 Honda Accord has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest accolade, the 2023 TOP SECURITY CHOICE+ (TSP+). The new Accord, a model that has long set the standard for mid-size car safety performance, earned the Institute’s highest possible ratings in six of the seven categories evaluated. This includes the Accord’s standard forward collision avoidance system, which earned a “SUPERIOR” rating from the IIHS in daytime and an “ADVANCED” rating in vehicle-pedestrian avoidance testing at night.
With this award, six Honda models combined earned the IIHS BEST SAFETY CHOICE (TSP) rating or better for 2023, with four reaching the pinnacle HIGH TSP+ rating, including all-new 2023 models: Honda Accord, HR-V and CR-V.
Based on Honda’s longstanding “Safety for All” approach, which emphasizes improving safety for everyone who shares the road, the suite of safety and driver assistance technologies Honda Sensing® is now standard on all Honda automobile models, including all Accord models. There are more than six million Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today equipped with these comprehensive suites of safety and driver assistance technologies, which now include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with pedestrian detection; Forward collision warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
All Honda vehicles, including the Accord, also benefit from Honda’s exclusive Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, as well as supplemental restraint systems advanced features, such as pre-tensioning front seat belts and , side airbags, knee airbags and side curtains.
To qualify for a 2023 BEST SAFETY CHOICE+, a vehicle must achieve a “GOOD” rating in all crashworthiness ratings, including the driver’s side small front overlap, passenger’s side small front overlap, updated side test, and original moderate overlap front tests . This year’s TSP+ criteria also includes a new nighttime vehicle-pedestrian frontal crash prevention test. Advanced or better performance is required in both day and night pedestrian tests for the highest award, as well as “ACCEPTABLE” or “GOOD” headlight ratings in all trim levels.
In addition to IIHS testing, every Honda model that was fully evaluated in NHTSA’s 2023 model year NCAP testing received an overall 5-star vehicle rating.