Active safety features vs. passive safety features

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Honda Safety, Tips on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 7:56 pm
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You have probably heard the terms active safety and passive safety when shopping for cars. Safety is our number one priority and we want to make sure that you know everything you need to know about automotive safety features. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between Honda active safety and passive safety features. 


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Honda active safety features 

Let’s start by explaining the difference between active and passive safety. Active safety features are meant to prevent collisions from happening whereas passive safety features are designed to be damage control. Honda Sensing®, the automaker’s safety technology suite, features active safety measures like forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. Blind spot monitoring, rearview cameras, and stability systems are also examples of active safety features that help to avoid accidents altogether. 


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Honda passive safety features 

Sometimes, a collision can’t be avoided. In the worst-case scenario, Honda technologies have been put in place to minimize the damage. These include an ACE™ body structure, seat belt pretensioners, and an honda sensing steering wheeladvanced airbag system. The specialized ACE™ body frame used as the skeleton of new Honda vehicles is designed to distribute crash energy evenly throughout the vehicle thus limiting the force of the impact on any one spot. 

Learn more about Honda safety technology 

Come talk to the team at Matt Castrucci Honda to learn more about how Honda safety can keep you out of harm’s way. Our salespeople are bona fide experts and they will answer every question you bring to them. Come check out our inventory and take something for a test drive to experience all of the features Honda has to offer. 


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