If minivan safety is your No. 1 concern, then look no further than the 2014 Odyssey by Honda (HMC).
The Honda Odyssey model became the first minivan ever to pass the tough crash tests designed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
CNBC reports that small overlap collisions are common — and some of the most deadliest accidents — and tests show the Honda Odyssey offers better protection than other minivans.
The independent nonprofit organization designated the 2014 Odyssey a top safety pick after the minivan received a “good” rating in a series of crash tests—including the small overlap front crash test.
That test measures how well a vehicle protects passengers in a collision when some, but not all, of the front bumper hits another vehicle or object.
It’s a welcome bit of news for the company — and the model — which recently faced a recall of some 250,000 vehicles for a braking defect.
HMC had been down in trading in the past week.