When buying a vehicle car buyers have an internal checklist of priorities that must be present in their new vehicle for them to buy it. Safety is almost always present in that checklist of priorities, and for some, it’s at the top of the list. Thankfully, Honda understands the importance of a safe vehicle, which is why their designs are centered on safety. As a consequence, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded nine 2012 Honda models with a Top Safety Pick for 2012.
The Honda models selected as Top Safety Picks for 2012 are the Honda Fit, Honda Civic (4-door), Honda CR-Z, Honda Insight, Honda Odyssey, Honda Ridgeline, Honda CR-V, Honda Accord and Honda Pilot. As you can see, everything from Honda’s small car, the Honda Fit, to their large pickup truck, Honda Ridgeline, were all named to this illustrious list by the IIHS. This shows that size does not matter; when you buy a Honda you’re buying safety.
Honda pushes for greatness in all respects, and safety is at the top of their list. Back in 2000, Honda opened the first indoor multi-directional crash test safety facility. In 2003, Honda added a new automotive safety research facility to their Research & Development center in Ohio. By doing so, Honda has two of the world’s most advanced indoor crash safety research facilities. At these facilities, Honda runs a vast number of tests to give the people at Honda a better understanding of real world collisions. With this information, Honda can make better technologies and offer safer vehicles.
With an emphasis on safety, Honda is associated with creating some of the safest vehicles in the world. If you want to check out a Honda in Austin, stop by Howdy Honda and check out the fleet of Top Safety Picks for 2012.