The 2018 Honda Accord Safety Features
Standard Passive Safety Features
Honda Accord safety starts with passive safety features found on every trim level. These are features that work behind the scene at all times, without your even thinking about them. These safety features are only a small part of why the 2018 Honda Accord is one of the safest on the road.
- Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure – The body structure of the Accord is specially designed to absorb and deflect collision energy away from passengers and to more evenly disperse collision energy to the other vehicle involved.
- Airbags – Several types of advanced airbag systems are in place in the Accord, including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensors and SmartVent front side airbags.
- Seat Belt Systems – Three-point seat belts are at all seating positions, including the middle rear seat. The front three-point seat belts have automatic tensioning systems for a safer fit. There is a driver’s and passenger’s side seat belt reminder system so no one forgets to buckle up.
- Child-Proof Rear Door Locks – Child-proof rear door locks allow you to keep the door secure, even when someone tries to open it from the inside.
Standard Active Safety Features
The 2018 Honda Accord safety checklist includes a long list of active features found on every trim level, from the entry-level LX to the Touring trim. Of course, the basics you’d expect to be included on a car of this caliber are all there: antilock braking system, electronic brake distribution, brake assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, and daytime running lights (with an LED upgrade on the Sport trim level and higher). But the Accord has more to offer, including:
Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This dynamic system works to stabilize your car on slippery roads or when cornering. The system regulates the engine’s power output and can apply braking when needed—all without input or action from the driver.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines – Maneuver into or out of tight spaces easily and safely using the multi-angle camera to get a normal, wide, or top-down view.
Every Accord, no matter what trim level, comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of safety features. This driver-assist intelligent technology helps to keep you safe and aware on the roadway and prevent and avoid accidents. These features in the Honda Accord include:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System – This system works by detecting objects or vehicles that are dangerously approaching the Accord. The system engages the brakes to mitigate an oncoming collision.
- Road Departure Mitigation System – This system detects road markings and will engage both steering and braking to keep your Accord from leaving the road.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow – This system detects vehicles ahead of you and works to maintain the desired speed. The system adjusts the speed as needed to keep a safe distance from other vehicles, keeping up with the flow of traffic with no further input from you.
- Lane Keeping Assist System – Sensors detect if your Accord sways out of your lane and will bump the steering to put you back in the center of the lane.
- Traffic Sign Recognition – A small camera recognizes and notifies you of speed limit signs and speed limit changes.
Other Driver-Assist Technology
Honda Sensing isn’t the only driver-assist technology found in the redesigned 2018 Honda Accord Sedan. These features are also included:
Head-Up Display – The display shows speed, incoming calls, and directions in the driver’s line of sight for easy use.
Auto High-Beam Headlights – These lights automatically dim when another vehicle is detected.
Blind Spot Information – Using sensors in the rear bumper, this system shows warning icons in both side mirrors when another vehicle is detected (not available on LX trim levels).
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).