The 2018 Honda Accord Safety
Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure
The Accord’s commitment to safety is built into its design. Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure is exclusive to Honda and helps keep everyone inside safe in the event of a collision. It utilizes a network of frame structures to:
- Absorb crash energy and distribute it away from the occupants inside
- Disperse energy transferred from the other vehicle involved
- Advanced Front Airbags
- SmartVent Front Side Airbags
- Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
- Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Knee Airbags
- 3-Point Seat Belts at All Seating Positions
- Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
- Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
- Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Every model of the Accord comes equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera that helps drivers check the surroundings of the Accord before backing out. And with dynamic guidelines, drivers can maneuver in and out of tight spaces much more easily. The camera includes three different angles:
- Normal View
- Wide View
- Top-Down View
Honda Sensing is a suite of driver-assistance technology that helps drivers see more, do more, and drive more safely on the road. It comes equipped on every Accord model, even the entry-level LX, and includes the following systems:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System – This system uses sensors to detect if the Accord is dangerously approaching a vehicle or other object and can employ the brakes in order to mitigate any impact.
- Road Departure Mitigation System – If the Accord rolls over lane lines or road markings, this system can use the braking and steering to keep the Accord from going off the road.
- Forward Collision Warning – This system warns the driver if it senses a potential impact so the driver can take action fast.
- Lane Departure Warning – If the Accord begins to drift out of its lane on the highway, this system warns the driver to correct the steering.
- Lane Keeping Assist System – If the Lane Departure Warning goes unheeded, this system can nudge the steering to bring the Accord back into the center of the lane.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow – Drivers select their desired speed and distance interval with the vehicle ahead and this system will adapt to keep the Accord naturally within the flow of traffic.
- Traffic Sign Recognition System – This system recognizes traffic signs such as speed limits and one-way notices and notifies the driver.
Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor
Available on the Sport trim and standard on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims is a Blind Spot Information System that monitors activity going on in the driver’s blind spot and warns you when the coast isn’t clear. The cross traffic monitor can tell you when there are vehicles on either side of the Accord.
More Safety Features
LED Fog Lights – Penetrate even the foggiest nights and illuminate the road ahead while ensuring the Accord is clearly visible to other drivers on the road.
Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock – Gain access to the Accord quickly without having to dig in pockets, bags, or purses for the keys, which can make you feel vulnerable in unfamiliar or dimly lit areas. And the doors lock automatically as you walk away.
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System – Getting lost or having to stop for directions is a thing of the past with this system; voice-recognition technology lets drivers receive and input instructions without having to take their hands off the wheel.
The Head-Up Display comes standard on the Touring model and displays important information in the driver’s sightline, so your eyes never have to stray far from the road. The Head-Up Display includes information such as:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Gear Position Indicator
- Lane Keeping Assist System
- Sequential Mode Gear Selection Indicator
- Traffic Sign Recognition System
- Turn-by-Turn Directions