TheCarConnection.com found that the Honda S2000 earned four out of a possible five stars from NHTSA in the front impact category, while also managing a perfect five stars in the side-impact rating despite the absence of side airbags. Although the IIHS has not had the chance to test any 2009 Honda S2000s for their crashworthiness, NHTSA did manage to procure a couple to demolish.
NHTSA’s results are very impressive, especially considering the safety features not included on the S2000 Honda. Cars.com mentions that, unlike with many cars on the road today, “side-impact airbags are not offered,” even as options. Among the included features are “antilock disc brakes and stability control,” both of which are standard, according to Edmunds.
The only downside to visibility from within the cramped confines of the 2009 Honda S2000, according to ConsumerGuide, is that “top-up visibility is not great over the shoulder,” but they also note it’s “better than in many rivals.”