The 2014 Honda Odyssey is the only minivan to earn the highest possible ratings of “Good” in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) stringent small overlap frontal crash test and is a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ designation when equipped with optional front crash prevention.
The Honda Odyssey became the first minivan to earn the Top Safety Pick+ rating in August of 2013.
The IIHS created the small overlap frontal crash test to replicate what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object such as a tree or utility pole.
Already the benchmark minivan in terms of fuel efficiency and innovative features, occupant safety for the 2014 Honda Odyssey is further enhanced through the next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. The second-generation of the ACE body structure has also been applied to the 2014 Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan and the 2014 Civic Sedan models that previously achieved the Top Safety Pick+ rating.
While Honda has made structural improvements to the 2014 Odyssey, Honda also has applied a new type of side curtain airbag that includes a front chamber design providing additional protection in situations where occupants move in a more angled outboard trajectory, such as those that might occur in oblique or offset crashes.
The company also is offering advanced driver-assistive technologies such as LaneWatch, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning as available technologies to a broad segment of its product lineup.
Also, Honda has applied rearview cameras as standard equipment to 100 per cent of its vehicle lineup for the 2015 model year.