The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) only awarded one five-star overall safety rating to a midsize vehicle, and it went to the 2013 Honda Accord Coupe. That car also earned the honor of being a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) after receiving a rating of at least "good" in all categories.
Part of the reason the automobile was recognized by the NHTSA and IIHS is the new body structure found on the manufacturer's offerings. All models come equipped with the updated Honda Advanced Capability Engineering system, which reinforces the front of the vehicle to provide more protection in crashes.
"The Honda comprehensive approach to vehicle safety is validated by these top-level ratings," said Art St. Cyr, a vice president at American Honda. "The 2013 Honda Accord truly excels in all areas, delivering the best overall safety ratings, while also providing exhilarating performance, outstanding comfort and top-class fuel economy."
Honda has been known as one of the top choices for drivers who want relatively affordable models with a solid history vehicle maintenance and dependability, and now the brand has joined the ranks of the safest to drive as well.