Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) evaluates new vehicles to be able to estimate the security measures that are available inside.

For many years now, the Honda Japanese manufacturer features among the manufacturers that stand out the most. The 2023 lineup is no different, and we find 6 Honda vehicles on the IIHS list of the best vehicles. 

Discover with your Honda dealership which vehicles from the Honda lineup are considered top safety picks, and the criteria that the IIHS uses to draw their list.

How Do the IIHS Ratings Work?

To evaluate a vehicle, the IIHS focuses on two very important aspects: the protection provided during the impact, and the measures in place to avoid said impact before it comes. 

Indeed, the vehicles that are awarded the best ratings by the IIHS not only must offer driver assistance technologies that will allow you to reduce the risks of accidents, but they must also have security measures that will lessen the maximum amount of damage if a crash occurs anyway.  

During the process, the organization evaluates several aspects such as:

  • Frontal crash prevention systems
  • Headlight quality at the front end of the vehicle
  • Roof strength
  • Durability during a crash on the driver’s side, etc.

The two best ratings available are Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+. Choosing a vehicle that features in this list, it’s choosing a vehicle that will protect you and all your passengers. 

The 2023 Honda Civic: A Classic Also in Terms of Safety

2023 Honda Civic Sedan and Hatchback

The 2023 Honda Civic Hatchback, and its sedan sibling, are among the vehicles of the Japanese manufacturer’s lineup on the list of the best-rated vehicles of the IIHS. 

Both were awarded the Top Safety Pick rating, the second-best safety rating of the IIHS, behind Top Safety Pick+. 

So, if you were asking yourself, “which Honda Civic year should I buy?”, you should know that the new 2023 Honda Civic, just like the models from previous years, is a very safe vehicle that will protect you on the road. 

Once again this year, Honda allows you to choose between the hatchback model and the 2023 Honda Civic sedan, which ensures you’ll have the same reliability, while having the option to choose which model is the right one for you. 

The 2023 Honda Civic is available at a starting price of $28,715. 

The 2023 Honda CR-V and 2023 Honda HR-V SUVs: Spacious and Certified

Image of the honda hr-2023 on the road with two bicycles on top

If you’re looking for an SUV that ensures unparalleled safety and reliability, you’ll be spoiled for choice with Honda.

In fact, the CR-V and the 2023 Honda HR-V were both awarded the Top Safety Pick+ rating. These two crossovers are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a vehicle that can give you the ultimate Honda experience. 

If you need help to choose which model between these two Honda SUVs is best suited for you, here are a few details on which they differ:

  • Dimensions: The CR-V is a compact SUV, meaning it’s bigger than the HR-V, which is a subcompact SUV.
  • Power: With its size, the CR-V is a more powerful vehicle. 
  • Price: The HR-V is a more economical vehicle; it starts at $30,780, while the CR-V starts at $36,840.

If the two SUVs are quite different one from the other, they share the safety of Honda, which ensures that you can drive with peace of mind.

If you wanted to know what is the best SUV of the year, now you know.

2023 Honda Odyssey: Safety for all the Family

image of the 2023 honda odyssey parked in front of a soccer field with kids playing

While many manufacturers are moving away from making minivans, Honda Canada is there to offer you a model that continues to innovate every year.

The Odyssey is a vehicle that was designed for the family, and it offers advantages like:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • 10.2-inch rear entertainment system
  • CabinTalk and CabinWatch, so that you can keep an eye on everybody.
  • And much more!

All these accessories and equipment are offered in a vehicle that’s considered by the IIHS as one of the safest choices for the 2023 model year, and at $47,640, it starts at an excellent price. 

If you’re looking for a Honda Civic for sale, or any other vehicle from the Japanese manufacturer, you’ll find one for you at Lombardi Honda Montreal, your Honda dealership in Montreal, close to the North Shore and South Shore.

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