When it comes to choosing a new vehicle, America is split virtually down the middlebetween passenger cars and light trucks.
This freedom of choice enables almost everyone to find a vehicle that meets their needs. However, statistics show that many of the fatalities in collisions involve a significant mismatch in the height or weight of the two vehicles.
So, Honda engineers took the initiative to create a unique, next-generation body design, Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, which helps minimize the effects of a mismatch.
ACE™ helps enhance occupant protection in almost every Honda vehicles while at the same time increasing their compatibility with other vehicles during a frontal impact.
How do we design our vehicles to protect you and to lessen the impact to other vehicles on the road?
The ACE™ body design helps spread out the forces of a frontal collision to help avoid concentrated impact forces that cause injuries.
A conventional body structure concentrates the energy from a collision primarily through two side frame rails.
Honda engineers studied the dynamics of collisions between vehicles of different size and weight to create the ACE™ body.