Torrance, California – The redesigned 2011 Honda Odyssey has earned the highest possible overall crash test rating with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is one of the first two vehicles ever to earn five stars in each seating position for all three crash tests, each crash test category and the overall rating, the other being the 2011 Accord sedan.
The Odyssey received five-star ratings for frontal crash safety and both side crash safety tests in all evaluated front and rear seating positions and scenarios. It also received four stars for its rollover rating, the highest achievable in the light truck vehicle class.
The new Overall Vehicle Score is part of the U.S. government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) that is first being applied to 2011 models. It represents the combined results of the overall ratings from the frontal and side crash tests and rollover resistance into a single summary score between one and five stars, making it easier for car shoppers to compare.