Cost effective motoring has become a huge talking point for local motorists as the costs of buying a car are pushing many buyers into entry-level vehicles. Unfortunately, safety is often not a high priority for buyers who prefer fancy tech and cool interiors to passive safety that may one day save them in an accident. We take a look at the entry-level Amaze from Honda to see what they have on offer
Is it Amaze-ing?
The Honda Amaze is the Japanese brand’s entry-level city car offering aimed at individuals and families that need cost-effective motoring. The Amaze has a lot to offer in terms of driving comfort, economy, and tech but is it safe?
Power output sits at a healthy 66kW and 110N and conservative driving will return 5.6l /100km. The Amaze is quite that, being able to reach a top speed of 160km/h while still having space for 5 adults and their baggage in the 420l boot. Surprisingly the Amaze also scored a 4-Star Global NCAP rating for adult occupancy safety in a 64km/h frontal crash it did however score very poorly for child safety clearing only 1 star.
ABS (Anti Lock Braking)
Pre Tensioning seatbelts
2 x Airbgas (driver and passenger)
What the evidence suggests is that the Amaze is suited safety-wise to a two-up configuration up front as numerous crash contact points existed for the child occupants in the rear, driving the score down significantly. We suggest doing your own research before making a decision as the test result may vary by region. You can view the actual crash test conducted here
Lawrence MinnieLawrence has been involved with motorsports for almost 30 years. Whether it's two wheels or four, if it has an engine, he will try to race it. This love of motor vehicles has led him to ride, drive, film, photograph, and write about his passion. Freelance for a while but now a permanent fixture on the AutoTrader team for over 7 years, Lawrence contributes written, photographic, and video content for AutoTrader and AutoTrader Bikes.View News & Reviews
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