Honda Accord rated best in updated IIHS crash test for rear seats

The Honda Accord was found to have performed better than six other midsized cars in an updated crash test, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Highway Loss Data Institute found.

The nonprofit organization announced Tuesday it had tested seven midsized cars in an updated moderate overlap front crash test, focusing on rear-seat protection.

Of the cars tested, the Honda Accord received a “good” rating, the highest in the group.

The Subaru Outback was rated “acceptable,” the Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry were rated “marginal” and the Hyundai Sonata, Kia K5 and Volkswagen Jetta were “poor,” the lowest rating.