2021 Honda Accord  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#40 of 2021 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#100 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2018 Honda Accord
The Accord, a mainstay of Honda's lineup for decades, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The Accord has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Accord provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The Honda Accord has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 Honda Accord is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2021 Honda Accord has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 Honda Accord has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0444% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.067%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0444% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.067% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Honda Accord is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2021 Honda Accord is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Honda's Honda Sensing can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Honda Accord: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). Optional safety features on the 2021 Honda Accord which we recommend include Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Blind Spot Information System.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8464Chevrolet MalibuNissan AltimaHonda CivicKia K5Volkswagen PassatHyundai SonataToyota CamryMazda 6Mazda 3Subaru LegacyHonda AccordToyota CorollaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Honda Accord with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 64 to 84. The 2021 Honda Accord is safer than the 2021 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2021 Nissan Altima, the 2021 Honda Civic, the 2021 Kia K5, and the 2021 Volkswagen Passat. It is about as safe as the 2021 Toyota Corolla, the 2021 Subaru Legacy, the 2021 Mazda 3, and the 2021 Mazda 6.

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