At the Washington Auto Mall, there’s nothing that we value more than the safety of our customers. So, when Washington, Canonsburg, and McMurray drivers ask us what the safest minivan for their family is, we always give them the same answer: the 2017 Honda Odyssey.
In this review, we’ll take a look at the Honda Odyssey safety, which includes structural fortifications and tech features that help this minivan protect the entire family.
When the 2017 Honda Odyssey first fell into the hands of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), they really took their time testing out its framework. They wanted to make sure that the Odyssey had a body that could withstand major impact forces.
Having been reinforced with Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™), the Odyssey can rebuff most collision forces. This is due in large part to its front and rear crumple zones, which were designed to both absorb and deflect forces away from the passenger cabin.
It's thanks to the ACE™ framework, as well as its large network of advanced airbags, that the 2017 Honda Odyssey earns a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA.1
When choosing the Odyssey, you’re guaranteed to have plenty of technology at your disposal—much of it in the safety department. Just take Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) and the Traction Control system, for instance.
Handling is an absolute must when it comes to safety, particularly in the midst of snowy or rainy weather. This is where VSA® and Traction Control come in. They correct vehicle sway to ensure that your Odyssey stays safely on course.
Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution will come in handy under these weather conditions, too. Both features work together to cut down on wheel slip and maximize stopping power.
Finally, drivers can make use of the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines. This feature is perfect for when you’re trying to pull in or out of a tight parking spot.
In addition to its many standard safety features, there’s a host of advanced features available in the 2017 Honda Odyssey. Many of them seem to be built around the Honda LaneWatch™ suite.
The idea behind Honda LaneWatch™ is pretty simple. Your Odyssey is equipped with numerous sensors and small cameras, which can actually monitor the road and other cars around you. If at any time this suite senses you’re on a collision course, it’ll let you know.
Features like Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning are a major part of Honda LaneWatch™, as well as the Blind Spot Information System. With these features, you should know what’s going on around your Odyssey at all times.
Safety is literally built into the foundation of the 2017 Honda Odyssey. However, Washington, Canonsburg, and McMurray drivers will find so many other great features and amenities inside.
Contact us today for more information on the Honda Odyssey safety, or come see for yourself what the Odyssey has to offer by visiting the Washington Auto Mall.
1. Safety performance matters most, and the 2017 Honda Odyssey has earned top ratings with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).