NHTSA safety ratings for the Honda Accord and its hybrid derivative are excellent, with the authority awarding five stars for crash test ratings across all categories. The IIHS gave the Honda Accord brilliant scores too, which resulted in a Top Safety Pick+ award for the 2021 model year.
A bevy of driver-assist technologies comes as standard under the Honda Sensing umbrella, which contributes to the high crash test ratings the Honda Accord scored. These include collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and traffic sign recognition. All models have automatic high-beam headlights, while upper trims add on blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic monitoring, low-speed braking control, and a head-up display. The list of active safety features on the Honda Accord is similarly comprehensive and includes a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, vehicle stability assist with inclusive traction control, tire-pressure monitoring, and LED daytime running lights. Hybrid models additionally come with an acoustic vehicle alerting system owing to their occasionally silent operation. In the event of a crash, occupants are protected by a total of eight airbags, including side curtain airbags and knee airbags for both the driver and front-seat passenger.
IIHS Safety Ratings
NHTSA Safety Ratings