2013 Honda Accord Sedan Safety

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Safety

The 2013 Honda Accord includes all the safety features that you might expect to see in a modern four-door sedan; in addition to that it offers some standout active-safety features, and its crash-test ratings have been top-notch.

All Accord models come with four-wheel disc brakes, including Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist, plus stability control, and hill start assist. And in addition to all the expected airbags, the Accord features a new SmartVent technology for its side airbags that eliminates the need for fussy occupant-position detection systems. Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control systems are all available on the Accord. 

The 2013 Accord has better crash-test ratings than any other affordable mid-size sedan, as well as a robust list of available active-safety features and a new, stronger structure.

LED headlamps are also offered at the top of the lineup, and they're the first ever in a Honda, but daytime running lamps are included in all V-6 models and LED brake lights are fitted to EX-L and Touring models.

On EX models and above, there's a cool new LaneWatch Blind Spot Display that, when you click the turn-signal lever, provides a wide view of the passenger side of the vehicle on the Multi-Information Display (i-MID) screen—a feature that should be very useful in avoiding mishaps when changing lanes with a full vehicle or distractions.

Thanks to the Accord's low beltline and thinner pillars, outward visibility is already a bit better than with other vehicles in this class. Those thinner pillars are made possible thanks to the Accord's next-generation ACE body structure, which uses 56-percent high-tensile steel.

The 2013 Accord has some of the best crash-test ratings of the current crop of mid-size sedans. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ratings, the Accord earns the new Top Safety Pick+ rating, with top 'good' scores in all tests, including the tough roof strength test and new small-overlap frontal test. And while the Accord gets a top five-star overall score from the federal government, it does get a four-star frontal-impact score. That said, it's about the safest pick in an already safe class of sedans.

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