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The 2009 Honda Odyssey performs well in crash tests and offers a myriad of standard and optional safety equipment.
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rear visibility is hindered by large headrests and thick roof pillars

Good," frontal offset and side impact

Five stars, front impact and side impact; four stars, rollover resistance

Minivan owners are concerned more about safety than consumers shopping for other types of vehicles, and the 2009 Honda Odyssey doesn’t disappoint.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) grants a "good" rating for frontal offset crash tests to the Honda Odyssey; 2009 models receive the same rating for side impact tests. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the Odyssey top marks for crash safety, granting it five out of five stars in front impact and side impact protection, and four stars for rollover resistance.

Cars.com confirms the abundance of safety equipment on the 2009 Odyssey: "Side-impact and three-row side curtain airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, and traction control are standard, as is an electronic stability system." Additionally, Motor Trend notices the "2009 model adds active front seat head restraints and daytime running lights as standard equipment." On the Honda Odyssey, 2009 buyers can also get a unique option. "For the Touring trim, Honda offers Michelin PAX run-flat tires, a technology that allows punctured tires to be driven on for more than 100 miles," reports Edmunds, which also has a complaint about the unusual run-flats, noting that the high-tech tires "typically cannot be repaired when a puncture does occur."

Other optional safety gear available on the 2009 Honda Odyssey Touring model includes a "front- and rear-obstacle-detection system,” says ConsumerGuide.

ConsumerGuide reports that "rear visibility is hindered by large headrests and thick roof pillars," though the optional "rearview camera and front and rear park assist help in close-quarters maneuvering."


The 2009 Honda Odyssey performs well in crash tests and offers a myriad of standard and optional safety equipment.

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