Honda is offering front and side-curtain air bags and antilock brakes on most of
its offerings--from the smallest cars to trucks--emphasizing that buyers need not pay top dollar for such protection. It has also redesigned the frames of its vehicles to better spread out the impact
of a crash. That redesign process will be mostly completed this fall across its lineup, when the newest version of its flagship Accord sedan reaches showrooms.
Eight of its vehicles can claim to be among the safest cars on the road, with five-star ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in front and side crash tests. Those results exceed the ratings for General Motors, Chrysler, Toyota and even Volvo.