Going back and cleaning up some older footage with detailed photographs. Skip to 5:20 for just the Pre & Post Test photos.

A 50% overlap offset test performed at 60 Mph (100 Km/h)

Venture Driver-Passenger
HIC 815-178
Chest G's 43-38
Femur Loads N(L/R) 266/346-242/268
**Passenger door unlatched during impact, increasing the possibility of ejection**

Accord Driver-Passenger
HIC 379-134
Chest G's 39-39
Femur Loads N(L/R) 424/450-409/1101

Chevrolet Venture, Oldsmobile Silhouette, Vauxhall Sintra, Opel Sintra, Pontiac Montana, Pontiac Trans Sport, Chevrolet Trans Sport, and Buick GL8 are all vans from the second-generation GM U-Body/GMT200 vans produced between 1996 and 2005. (2000-2010 for Buick GL8)


    • Mawerick77

      Just goes to show what a difference few years can do. The Venture was introduced in 1996 and the Accord in 2002. It's only six years but the Euro NCAP program was started in 1997 and it clearly influenced the safety of car models designed and introduced after that.

      about 1 month ago

      They could've done both going 60 mph instead of the accord just sitting there, but still the venture went pretty terrible. Happy to see my mom with a 2005 Accord.

      about 1 month ago
    • uioned

      Another GM 😧😧

      about 4 months ago
    • Isaac Fox
      Isaac Fox

      Accord was much better. Despite being the lighter vehicle.

      about 4 months ago
    • DerangedSloth555

      Typical GM back then lmao

      about 5 months ago
    • hondatrix

      Honda wins, again.

      about 5 months ago
    • JManuel GBernal
      JManuel GBernal

      Worst minivan ever made!

      about 5 months ago
    • D Dastoor
      D Dastoor

      m proud of my choice to have this accord.

      about 5 months ago
    • Potato Potato
      Potato Potato

      Why does the footage look like it was recorded in 1965?

      about 6 months ago
    • CarPro1993
      CarPro1993 In reply to Potato Potato

      Certain NHTSA facilities used 16mm film up into the mid-2000's. I have no control over the quality of the footage but I did edit the film-quality clips to be more stable and remove the film border.

      about 5 months ago
    • Nathan C
      Nathan C

      The minivan’s heavier and bigger than the accord, and it still lost. The structure basically collapsed.

      about 6 months ago
    • Hakeem Sd70M
      Hakeem Sd70M In reply to Nathan C

      @-Can Ameri- Anytime.

      about 4 months ago
    • -Can Ameri-
      -Can Ameri- In reply to Nathan C

      @Hakeem Sd70M Thanx for the info.

      about 4 months ago
    • Hakeem Sd70M
      Hakeem Sd70M In reply to Nathan C

      @-Can Ameri- The 2005 Chevy Uplander/Pontiac Montana SV6/Buick Terraza/Saturn Relay passed this offset test with nearly flying colors, except that the dummy hit the steering wheel through the airbag. Still, the vans got a Good rating. Much better than the deathtrap Venture.

      about 4 months ago
    • -Can Ameri-
      -Can Ameri- In reply to Nathan C

      This video is anti-American propaganda.

      about 5 months ago
    • Tom Zimmer
      Tom Zimmer

      BiGgEr CaRs ArE sAfEr

      about 6 months ago
    • T1000 MB
      T1000 MB

      Honda is always better.

      about 6 months ago
    • Cesarr Estrada
      Cesarr Estrada

      Honda rules!!

      about 6 months ago
    • vieira7390

      caramba eu achando que a van era mais segura

      about 6 months ago
    • Falo Mesmo
      Falo Mesmo

      Chevy looks like that first chinese car.
      Actually I think new chinese models are really better than these old GM motors

      about 6 months ago
    • Bartonovich52

      Pretty unfair comparison.

      The Accord is almost a generation newer... having been a brand new design the previous year.

      The Venture is a 1997 design, and based on the 1988 GM W platform.

      Frontal offset crash tests were not started until 1995, and only then by third party safety advocates like IIHS. This vehicle met all federal frontal crash test requirements when built.

      For a fair comparison, take a tin can 1997 Accord and smash it into this. The results will be much different.

      I do drive a 2001 Montana. Dirt cheap, reliable, and it hauls anything and goes lots of places people are too afraid to take their shiny new trucks. I’m fine with it because I know the safest feature of any vehicle is a competent and attentive driver.

      about 6 months ago
    • Jacob Fountain
      Jacob Fountain In reply to Bartonovich52

      Ummm GM W-Body?? I think you don't know about cars. This van is based off the GM U Body. W bodies were sedans built since 1988 while the van's platform was introduced in 1997 through 05'

      about 6 months ago
    • Jorge A MChz
      Jorge A MChz

      Lo malo de la Venture fue su mal diseño en cuanto una coalición; el Honda muy buena estructura, saludos desde Jalisco Mexico.

      about 6 months ago
    • Joey Chicago
      Joey Chicago

      The Venture is missing the Right-Rear-Tail-Light !
      Thats what caused the A pillar to collapse, FACT !!
      Chris Fixx, and Scotty Kilmer will back me up on this.

      about 6 months ago
    • sergeiaktau

      Шевроле тотальное гавно, разъебалась в нахуй, хонда удар выдержала!!!

      about 6 months ago
    • Toad Phillips
      Toad Phillips

      The honda looks safer but the dummies were killed instantly from the shrapnel in the recalled airbags.

      about 6 months ago
    • Spengebab

      Which one is the post-test Chevy? Hard to tell based on the pictures alone.

      about 6 months ago
    • Ernesto Jaime
      Ernesto Jaime

      And the American van fails Epically. 🙄

      about 6 months ago
    • Stop Teoriom Spiskowym
      Stop Teoriom Spiskowym

      Honda Jazz looks almost the same like thisTrans Sport

      about 6 months ago
    • Юрий Романюк
      Юрий Романюк

      Ясен хер, что конструкция автомобиля 21-го века (Аккорд) будет добрее к пассажирам, чем машины 20-го (Шевик/Понтиак уходит корнями вполне себе в 90- е годы)))) Но эффект показательный: рассказывать, что в старых машинах офигенный металл и они прочнее - глупо!

      about 6 months ago
    • Layne Landon
      Layne Landon

      Accord won this, just as I expected. Now why in the hell would someone buy an ugly ass chevy venture, knowing how unsafe they are, when you could get something like an accord that’s safer, more reliable, and not to mention cooler.

      about 6 months ago
    • Alex C
      Alex C In reply to Layne Landon

      Right, no kidding! You could buy 90's or even early 2000's Accord for the same price some people are asking for these death-vans. There's no comparison!

      about 6 months ago
    • Joe Minoso
      Joe Minoso

      Don't buy a venture , let alone a used one

      about 6 months ago
    • 200709

      When did they stop using film for these crash tests?

      about 6 months ago
    • Elcactouss06

      catastrophique chevrolet , Honda Win

      about 6 months ago
    • FreeUBEER

      Imagine what would happen if the accord was the car to hit the van. The standing car always takes more damage as mass increases with speed/velocity. Accord would probably rip it to pieces!!!

      about 6 months ago
    • Brian Rosado
      Brian Rosado

      Venturing to heaven

      about 6 months ago