Safety Technology
 

Our customers view precise steering, taut handling and superb braking as features that make our vehicles fun to drive.
 
But to Honda engineers, those same go-stop-turn characteristics are where safety begins, providing each vehicle with the dynamic ability to help our customers avoid collisions.
 
At Honda, these safety measures traditionally include advanced suspension, brake and steering technologies, and a clear field of vision for the driver. Even displays, knobs and switches are located for easy operation to minimize distraction.





Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
 
On select models, a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield or a radar system mounted in the front grille can detect the presence of a vehicle in front of you. When the FCW system calculates that you are at risk of a collision with that vehicle, it immediately activates visual and/or audible alerts[1].





Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
 
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)[3] is standard on all Honda models. During an understeer or oversteer condition, it can brake individual wheels and/or reduce engine power to help restore your intended course.





Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
 
On select models, the next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE), sometimes called ACE II, body structure features our highest-grade steel yet. ACE is a Honda-exclusive body design that utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute frontal crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This helps reduce the force transferred to the cabin and more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles involved.





SmartVent® Front Side Airbags
 
In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the SmartVent side airbag (on select models) is designed to deploy and inflate quickly to maximize potential protection for properly seated occupants-helping to protect the driver's or front passenger's upper body from injury-or to vent before fully inflating if an occupant is in the side airbag deployment path, thereby decreasing the likelihood of an airbag-related injury.
 
Airbag inflated for display purposes.





Side Curtain Airbags
 
The side curtain airbag is positioned along the side of the headliner and comes standard on all Honda models. In the event of a sufficient side impact, this system will activate to help provide protection for both the front and outboard rear occupants on the side of impact. Select models include a rollover sensor.
 
Airbag inflated for display purposes.





Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
 
On select models, a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield tracks lane markings on the road, and it can determine when the driver is making an unindicated departure from a detected lane[2]. Visual alerts will light up on the driver's instrument panel and the system can also provide an audible warning.





Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
 
All Honda models feature 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock brakes (ABS). ABS pulses the brakes to help prevent wheel lockup and help the driver retain steering control during hard braking. The system also features Brake Assist, which helps the vehicle come to a stop sooner during emergency braking, and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), which distributes brake force among the four wheels based on how much load each wheel is bearing.





Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
 
All Honda models are equipped with dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS). These airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seat-belt usage and/or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal crashes.
 
Airbags inflated for display purposes.





Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
 
In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the side airbag inflates to help protect the driver's or front passenger's upper body. The Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) utilizes sensors in the front passenger's seatback to detect the height and seating position of the occupant. If a child or small-statured adult is leaning into the deployment path of the side airbag, sensors deactivate it.
 
Airbags inflated for display purposes.





Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
 
Select Honda models feature the Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) mounting system for use with compatible child seats.



 
DISCLAIMERS:
[1] FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 
[2] LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
 
[3] VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
 
 
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