Being technically a family car with just a pinch of testosterone under the hood, the Accord Tourer should also be safe in order to be considered by heads of families, right? Right. Well, the Accord doesn't disappoint at this chapter. It passed the new and improved EuroNCAP crash test with flying colors (read: five stars) and top marks.
With a sturdy body and intelligent crumple zones, the Accord is also equipped in standard with six airbags (two dual-stage frontal ones, two side/thorax airbags in the front and two head airbags that go from the front to the rear of the car). So, as far as passive safety goes, the car has plenty of features.
Apart from those, the active safety bits make it much, much safer than your average station wagon. Of course, the usual anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control are present, but our test car was also fitted with the CMBS (Collision Mitigation Braking System) and LKAS (Lane Keeping Assist System), which are the ones that really make the difference.
So, a car that has five EuroNCAP stars, it's packed with airbags and has the best active safety systems currently available on the market could only score very well at this test drive chapter. Which it obviously did. Continue reading