Check out which new Honda models are IIHS Top Safety Picks!

2018 Honda IIHS Safety Awards 

Every year, the IIHS makes their Top Safety Pick choices for the newest model year vehicles. This is one of the most prestigious awards that a vehicle can earn for a number of reasons. Primarily, this is because the IIHS holds very strict standards so that you can rest assured that the Top Safety Picks are going to be the best of the best on the road when it comes to keeping you safe. See how the IIHS makes this decision, and which Honda models won with these 2018 Honda IIHS safety awards. 

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IIHS Top Safety Pick Criteria red 2018 Honda Ridgeline side view

The IIHS has put in even tougher standards for their IIHS Top Safety than previous years, making the 2018 award winners that much more impressive from a safety standpoint. The IIHS has a total of seven different metrics that help them determine their Top Safety Picks. 

In order to earn this award, a vehicle must have good ratings in side strength, roof strength, head restraint tests, driver-side small overlap and moderate overlap. Additionally, it must have advanced or superior ratings in front crash prevention tests and an acceptable or good rating in the headlight test. Of the 62 vehicles to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick award, five of them are Honda models. 

Which Honda Models are IIHS Top Safety Picks? 

The five 2018 Honda models to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick award this year are the 2018 Honda Accord, 2018 Honda CR-V, 2018 Honda Pilot, 2018 Honda Odyssey and 2018 Honda Ridgeline. This means that, whether you want a sedan, crossover, SUV, minivan or pickup truck, Honda is going to have an option that will give you peace of mind on the road knowing you will be safe. 

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