Toyota may have the most cars with five-star safety ratings from 2019 to 2020, but Honda has good reason to be proud of their results in ASEAN NCAP safety tests. That's because the agency awarded the Accord as the safest car they tested last year.
The Honda Accord nearly swept the Best Safety Performance Award categories, bagging two out of three top scores. Honda's executive sedan received the highest marks in the fields of adult occupant protection and child occupant protection. It was only bested by the Toyota Hiace Super Grandia in the Safety Assist category. Still, two out of three awards were enough for the Accord to get the overall title for Best Safety Performance.
According to ASEAN NCAP, the Accord scored near-perfect scores in adult occupant protection. It received 15.33 out of 16.00 points in the offset front impact test and a perfect 16.00 out of 16.00 in side-impact testing. The Accord also got 4.00 out of 4.00 in head protection technology.
The Accord's score in child occupant protection was also the highest recorded in ASEAN NCAP history. It scored 15.62 out of 16.00 points in the front impact test and a perfect 8.00 out of 8.00 in the side impact test. As for safety assist technologies, the Accord received 19.44 points. Out of a possible 100 points, the Accord managed 91.79 points.
The Philippine-spec Accord comes standard with Honda Sensing, a safety suite that also allows it to have semi-autonomous driving capabilities. It packs adaptive cruise control, along with low-speed follow. Also included is collision mitigation braking system (automatic emergency braking), lane keep assist system, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning. Other active safety features include the LaneWatch camera, multi-view reverse camera, parking sensors front and rear, driver attention monitor, and stability control, just to name a few. The Accord also comes with six airbags for-around occupant protection.