2006 Honda and Acura Vehicles Provide Industry Leading Safety Equipment as Part of 'Safety For Everyone' Initiative

Honda's "Safety for Everyone" initiative applies an increasingly comprehensive and industry-leading approach to vehicle safety by providing enhanced levels of occupant protection to Honda and Acura vehicles regardless of size or price, along with improved safety for pedestrians.

A total of ten Honda and Acura vehicles implement the "Safety for Everyone" initiative for the 2006 model year. Honda vehicles that incorporate "Safety for Everyone" technology for 2006 include the Accord, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, Ridgeline and the all-new Civic. Acura vehicles that incorporate "Safety for Everyone" technology for 2006 include the MDX, RL, TL and TSX.

On a sales weighted basis for the 2006 model year, "Safety for Everyone" technology is being applied to approximately 83 percent of American Honda vehicles; 82 percent of Honda Division vehicles and 91 percent of Acura Division vehicles.
The "Safety for Everyone" commitment includes providing the following technologies as standard equipment on all trim levels when applicable: front side airbags, side curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes. Light truck products also include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) and a rollover sensor for side curtain airbag deployment.

For enhanced pedestrian safety, features in the front of the vehicle such as energy absorbing hood supports and windshield wiper pivots are designed to reduce injuries to pedestrians. The majority of these features and advanced technologies are either optional or not available in competitors' vehicles within the same respective segments.

Honda's unique Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE)™ body structure, which offers enhanced occupant protection, is being applied to all entirely new vehicle platforms in the U.S. and globally over the next five to six years. The ACE structure enhances collision energy management by increasing the area where two frames may connect in a collision and then dispersing that force through more load bearing components compared to traditional body construction.

The following Honda and Acura vehicles employ "Safety for Everyone" technology:

2006 Honda and Acura Models with "Safety for Everyone" Technology

Vehicle ABS Front Side Airbags Side Curtain Airbags VSA Pedestrian Safety
Acura MDX
X
X
X
X
X
Acura RL
X
X
X
X
X
Acura TL
X
X
X
X
X
Acura TSX
X
X
X
X
X
Honda Accord
X
X
X
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X
Honda CR-V
X
X
X
X
X
Honda Odyssey
X
X
X
X
X
Honda Civic
X
X
X
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X
Honda Ridgeline
X
X
X
X
X
Honda Pilot
X
X
X
X
X

Honda Safety Leadership
Honda has a well-established history of leadership in the development and application of advanced safety technologies and the real world safety performance of all its products. Based on its commitment to offering "Safety for Everyone" through technology and innovation, Honda is improving safety for drivers and passengers of small and large vehicles as well as for riders of motorcycles and ATVs, and for pedestrians.

Honda research into airbag technology led to the first upwardly deploying front passenger airbags and the first use of front side airbags with occupant position detection sensors to reduce the risk of injuries caused by airbag deployment. Honda has also been a leader in the adoption of dual stage, dual threshold air bags that utilize both crash severity and seat belt use to optimize airbag deployment.
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