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SAFETY | 10 out of 10
Five stars for passenger, front and rear side, and rollover; four stars for driver side impact
Top Safety Pick
Enough airbags to cushion the fall of the Holy Roman Empire
The 2009 Honda Accord Coupe is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and NHTSA rates it at five stars for crash protection, save for a four-star rating for passenger side impacts.
The new airbag system has two chambers: one for the pelvis area and another for the torso. Honda claims this new airbag system minimizes potential injuries when the Accord is struck by a large SUV or pickup. Popular Mechanics notes that in the Honda, 2009 brings "enough airbags to cushion the fall of the Holy Roman Empire," and they refer to the new dual-chamber, side impact airbags as a "safety breakthrough."
Among the numerous standard safety features of the 2009 Honda Accord Coupe are side curtain airbags, Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist electronic stability system, all-disc anti-lock brakes, and active front head restraints.
The 2009 Honda Accord Coupe is among the leaders in terms of safety.