Terms & Technologies

Aerodynamic Design (All)

What’s the Benefit?

The major benefits of aerodynamic design include:

  • Better fuel efficiency36 (especially at highway speeds).
  • Quieter ride at highway speeds due to less turbulence and wind noise.
  • Better stability and resistance to crosswinds.

The Feature:

Honda subjects each model to extensive wind-tunnel testing.

  • Honda automobiles feature flat, turbulence-reducing underbody panels, and flush-fitting headlights, glass and door handles.
  • Mirrors are rounded, bumpers are smoothly contoured and grille openings are minimized to further aid in drag reduction.
  • Special attention is given to the gaps and seams where body panels, doors and bumpers meet.