2014 Honda Odyssey Becomes the First to Pass This Test

by Burke Speaker | August 29, 2013 11:21 am

2014 Honda Odyssey Becomes the First to Pass This Test

If minivan safety is your No. 1 concern, then look no further than the 2014 Odyssey by Honda (HMC[1]).

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[2] 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 [3]of some 250,000 vehicles for a braking defect.

HMC had been down in trading in the past week.

Endnotes:
  1. HMC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HMC
  2. CNBC reports: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100996499
  3. faced a recall : http://investorplace.com/2013/03/honda-recalls-250k-vehicles-for-braking-defect/

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