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Improved safety for Honda Accord raises it to 5 stars; No AEB on X-Trail

Honda Accord (August 2014-onward) frontal offset test at 64 km/h.

15 October 2014

Improved safety for Honda Accord raises it to 5 stars; No AEB on X-Trail

ANCAP today released the test results for five popular models. The Honda Accord, Honda City, Nissan X-Trail, Peugeot 308 and Toyota Prius C all scored highly, each achieving the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating.

Today's awarding of a 5 star ANCAP safety rating to the Nissan X-Trail is bittersweet with yet another high selling Nissan model de-specified for the Australasian market. While available on European-sold models, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is again a notable omission from all Australasian X-Trail variants - as was the case with the Qashqai rated by ANCAP earlier this year.

"The shining star in today's release is the Honda Accord," said ANCAP Chairman, Mr Lauchlan McIntosh.

"As a result of ANCAP's independent testing, we have seen Honda improve the design of the Accord to raise its safety rating from 4 to 5 stars."

The current model Honda Accord when first tested by ANCAP in July 2013 revealed an elevated risk of injury to the lower legs of the driver in the frontal offset test, resulting in a 4 star ANCAP safety rating. Subsequent design changes have improved its performance, with a second round of testing revealing a lower injury risk. The frontal offset test score rose from 11.21 points (models built June 2013 to July 2014) to 14.79 points (models built from August 2014 onward) raising its rating to 5 stars.

"This is a great example of a non-regulatory program at work. While not required to improve its performance, Honda has reviewed the ANCAP test results and actively implemented changes to offer consumers a safer car."

"Now, not only does the Accord offer a long list of impressive safety assist technologies, including AEB on select models, it also offers improved occupant protection through a sound structure. The coupling of sound structure and active safety features is key to saving lives on our roads," added Mr McIntosh.

For the small car segment, all variants of the hybrid Toyota Prius C and Honda City scored the top 5 star ANCAP safety rating. The 5 star ANCAP safety rating for the Peugeot 308 applies only to diesel variants - petrol variants are unrated.

ANCAP is supported by all Australian and New Zealand motoring clubs, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation.

To search individual crash test results for over 500 vehicles, learn more about safety technologies, explore interactive features, watch videos and to download images and media releases visit ancap.com.au. Crash test images and video can be downloaded from ancap.com.au/media.

Honda Accord (August 2014-onward) frontal offset test at 64 km/h.

Honda City (June 2014-onward) frontal offset test at 64 km/h.

Improved safety for Honda Accord raises it to 5 stars; No AEB on X-Trail

Honda City (June 2014-onward) frontal offset test at 64 km/h.

Toyota Prius C (2012-onward) frontal offset test at 64 km/h.

Improved safety for Honda Accord raises it to 5 stars; No AEB on X-Trail

Toyota Prius C (2012-onward) frontal offset test at 64 km/h.

Improved safety for Honda Accord raises it to 5 stars; No AEB on X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail (April 2014 - Jan 2017 frontal offset test at 64 km/h

Nissan X-Trail (April 2014 - Jan 2017)

Peugeot 308 (October 2014-onward) frontal offset test at 64 km/h.

Improved safety for Honda Accord raises it to 5 stars; No AEB on X-Trail

Peugeot 308 (October 2014-onward) frontal offset test at 64 km/h.


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