2011 Honda Odyssey Long Term Road Test

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring: Rated Good for Roof Strength

March 10, 2011


This week, the 2011 Honda Odyssey earned the Top Safety Pick accolade from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, by picking up a Good rating in the roof strength test. It was already rated Good for frontal offset and side-impact crash safety.

Although the IIHS did not make a video of its Odyssey EX victim undergoing the test in which a large metal plate is slowly pushed against one corner of the vehicle's roof (because, says communications VP Russ Rader, "it's kinda like watching grass grow"), the engineers did take a couple photos.

To get a Good rating in this test, a vehicle must withstand a force of at least 4 times its own weight before the roof sustains 5 inches of crush. The Odyssey EX checked in at 4,398 pounds and withstood 22,666 pounds of force -- 5.12 times its own weight.

Odyssey IIHS ratings


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