40 Years of Crashing Hondas

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

If you hate Hondas you’ll love watching them being repeatedly crashed and crunched. If you love Hondas, you’ll note that they do remarkably well in crash testing. And if you hate Coldplay, you’ll want to turn down the volume.

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Aug 20, 2009

    The only Honda I ever hated was the only one I ever owned. I know they generally build good cars. I was impressed by the ~'73 Civics in the video. Most manufacturers can produce a video like this, and the safety differences between them are narrowing thanks to regulation and competition.

  • Porsche986 Porsche986 on Aug 20, 2009

    What I found most interesting is how badly the passenger compartment dynamics were for the 1994-1998 Accord in the offset crashes... the next generation cars were obviously better, but still! The mid-70's Civics did pretty well crashing into a wall, but I would not want to be in one hitting any other vehicle of the same vintage... imagine crashing into a 1974 Caprice... OUCH!

  • Dimwit Dimwit on Aug 21, 2009

    It's interesting that the pickup of choice to be run into seems to be the Ram. No F150's. I wonder why? I wonder how the determination is to get which competitor's model to crash test your stuff against? Reputation? Known deficiencies? Price?

  • Wsn Wsn on Aug 21, 2009

    Dimwit, probably Chrysler put more cash on the hood at that time...