Offset crash test at 64km/h

Overall Evaluation

Pedestrian Rating


Applicable to vehicles produced:

2003 on


Front, side and head





Kerb weight:




Vehicles built:


Evaluation Possible Points

 Frontal Offset Score

10.44 16.00

 Side Impact Score

15.29 16.00
 Bonus Points Maximum 5.00
    Seat Belt Reminders Not eligible 3.00

    Pole Test Score

2.00 2.00
 Overall Score 27.72 37.00
 Pedestrian Score



Important note: The European model was tested by EuroNCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page. The tested model had side curtains.

Model History and Safety Features

The Honda Accord Euro was introduced in Australia during 2003.

Dual front airbags, side (thorax) airbags are standard equipment. ABS brakes are also standard. Head-protecting side curtains are standard in Europe but are only available on the "Luxury" variant in Australasia.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

Overall Evaluation: 4 Stars

The Honda Accord Euro scored 10.44 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. Protection from serious chest and upper leg injury was marginal for the driver.

The vehicle scored 15.29 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test.

Frontal Offset Crash Test

Body Region Point Scores
  Score Points available
 Head/neck 4.00 4.00
 Chest 1.72 4.00
 Upper legs 1.74 4.00
 Lower legs 2.98 4.00
 Score 10.44 16.00


The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 86mm and upwards 22mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 18mm and upwards 8mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 8mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 10mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Interior components were a potential source of injury for the knees of the driver and passenger. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. Unusually, the side curtain deployed during the offset test (see picture).

Modifiers for offset test scores

The score generated from driver dummy data may be modified where the protection for different sized occupants or occupants in different seating positions, or accidents of slightly different severity, can be expected to be worse than that indicated by the dummy readings or deformation data alone. In any single body region, the score may reduce by up to a maximum of two points.

Front Offset Test Modifier (Reduction) Point Scores

 Head No deduction
 Chest Loss of structure No deduction
 Upper leg Variable & conc. loading 2pt deduction L&R
 Lower leg No deduction
 Foot Score Score 4 points
 Door opening during crash -

Side Impact Crash Test

Body Region Point Scores

  Score Points Available
 Head 4.00 4.00
 Chest 4.00 4.00
 Abdomen 4.00 4.00
 Pelvis 4.00 4.00
Backplate modifier -0.71  
 Score 15.29 16.00

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

Door Opening during the Impact

When a door opens in a side barrier test or a pole test, a minus one-point modifier will be applied to the score for that test. A one-point modifier will be applied for every door (including the tailgate) that opens.

Door Opening Forces after the Impact

A check is made to ensure that the doors on the non-struck side can be opened. The doors on the struck side are not opened.

Pedestrian Rating (2002 protocol)

Overall Pedestrian rating 15.87 points out of 36.

Pedestrian rating scores
  Score Points Available
 Child head impacts 6.31 12.00
 Adult head impacts 5.27 12.00
 Upper leg 0.85 6.00
 Lower leg impacts 3.44 6.00
 Score 15.87 36.00


Document Issued: 11 November 2003