Honda is committed to providing safety for everyone—that means crash protection not only for our own drivers and passengers, but also for other vehicle occupants, and injury mitigation for pedestrians. We are dedicated to identifying and implementing advanced designs and features that help enhance the safety of vehicles on the road. Learn more.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines

On models with navigation[1], the multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines[2] makes it easy to back into parking spaces with extra precision. The standard rearview camera found on all other models also includes guidelines to help enhance visual accuracy.

[1] The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on EX-L models and standard on Touring models in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. (FM Traffic service only available in the United States, except Alaska). Please see your Honda dealer for details.

[2] Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.


Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure

The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is a Honda-exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. The ACE design utilizes a network of connected structural elements and high-strength steel to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash.


Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) uses a special modulator to pulse the brakes to help prevent wheel lockup. This helps the driver retain steering control during hard braking. The Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system balances the front/rear braking forces during dynamic loading.


Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

The Odyssey enhances its visibility to other drivers by incorporating Daytime Running Lights (DRL) up front.


Driver's and Front Passenger's Active Head Restraints

In a sufficient rear-end impact, the active head restraints move forward and up, helping reduce the likelihood of neck injury.


Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)

The Odyssey is equipped with dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS). One or both of these airbags will be deployed only in the event of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seat-belt usage and/or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal collisions.

Airbags inflated for display purposes.

Honda reminds you and your passengers to always buckle up. Children 12 and under are safest when properly restrained in the rear seat.


Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Part of the braking system, EBD is a more exacting method of ensuring that proportionate braking forces are applied to the brakes. In order to avoid needless ABS cycling during a non-emergency stop, EBD uses the ABS sensors to detect impending rear-wheel lockup. Then it signals an additional ABS solenoid to reduce braking force to the rear and add more to the front.


Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

On EX-L and above models, a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield can detect the presence of vehicles in front of you. If the FCW system determines that you are at risk of a collision with a detected vehicle, it activates audio and visual alerts to warn you [1].

[1] FCW cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does not include a braking function. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.


Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System

Front 3-point seat belts with automatic tensioners ride across the lap and chest to help restrain occupants during sudden stops or impact.


SmartVent® Front Side Airbags

In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the SmartVent® front side airbag is designed to deploy and inflate quickly to maximize potential protection for properly seated occupants. This helps to protect the driver's or front passenger's upper body from injury, or vent before fully inflating if an occupant is in the side airbag deployment path, thereby decreasing the likelihood for an airbag-related injury.

Honda reminds you and your passengers to always buckle up. Children 12 and under are safest when properly restrained in the rear seat.


Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

A small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield tracks lane markings on the road, and it can detect when the driver is making an un-indicated lane departure[1]. Visual alerts will light up on the driver’s instrument panel and the system also can provide an audible warning.

[1] LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.


Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Lower Anchors (2nd-Row All, 3rd-Row Outboard), Tether Anchors (2nd-Row All, 3rd-Row All)

Odyssey models are available with up to five Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): three in the second-row seating positions (EX and above) and two in the outboard third-row seat positions. The LATCH system provides two lower anchors and an upper tether anchor. When used with a compatible child seat, the LATCH system provides attachment points between the child seat and the vehicle seat.
Pilot shown in final image.


Three-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor

The side curtain airbag module is positioned along the side of the headliner. In the event of a sufficient side impact or rollover, this system is designed to activate to help provide protection for front and outboard rear occupants.

Airbags inflated for display purposes.


Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

This system monitors the pressure in all four tires, and alerts the driver when pressure loss in any tire becomes significantly low[1].

[1] For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.


Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control

Working with ABS and the Drive-by-Wire™ throttle system, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control[1] enhances stability by detecting oversteer or understeer, and by then braking individual wheels and/or reducing throttle to help restore the driver's intended path of travel.

[1] VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.