Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Legend has all the safety equipment you’d expect in a car costing nearly £40,000 (front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with emergency braking assistance and a stability control system), but it also has some rare and unique features. Like the Citroen C6 and the Jaguar XK, the Legend comes with a pop-up bonnet to improve safety for pedestrians. A collision warning system is also available (linked to the adaptive cruise control) which automatically activates the pre-tensioners in the front seatbelts, lets out a warning chime and will even begin to apply the brakes if it feels the driver isn’t intervening quickly enough.

Also, like the top version of the latest Honda Accord, the extra safety pack includes a lane-keeping assist system, which can ensure the car does not inadvertently stray out of its lane on the motorway. It’s no surprise that it was awarded the maximum five stars for crash safety by Euro NCAP.

A 452-litre boot means the Legend has less carrying capacity than the smaller Accord. Even worse, the boot is an awkward shape and unable to cope with larger or boxy items as it narrows severely towards the rear seats. The opening isn’t very wide either so getting large suitcases in and out can be a real problem. The rear seats themselves are cramped too and there’s limited head room due to the low roofline.

Up front there is a centre armrest offering extra storage. A rear-view camera helps when parking (the car is almost five metres long) although front and rear parking sensors can be chosen as an option.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Honda Legend Saloon (06-07).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

EX equipment

EX standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
EX optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Honda Legend Saloon (06-07) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.