The all new model of the euro Honda Accord (also known in the United States as the Acura TSX) has been awarded with 5-stars under Euro NCAP’s safety rating scheme. In the previous rating system, the Accord had a 5 star adult occupant, 4 star child occupant and 3 star pedestrian protection scores
Euro NCAP’s new rating scheme uses a weighted score that combines adult (50 per cent), child (20 per cent) and pedestrian (20 per cent) protection assessment results with the availability of safety assistance devices such as the electronic stability control (10 per cent). Under the new rating system, a minimum score of 70 per cent overall is necessary for a 5-star rating. Honda’s Accord achieved an overall weighted score of 78 percent.