As potential buyers I think we should all be concerned about the safety implications. However just as fuel mileage achieved by this particular Preproduction car may not be representative of cars coming off the line, maybe the braking performance will be improved as well. Something as simple as a tire spec change could effect these numbers. Hopefully Honda is not pursuing fuel economy so hard that they have specified hard compounds detrimental to braking and handling.what about the biggest safety factor-braking? has the worst rating, may look at mazda 3 again
I would bet by the time the inevitable comparison test shows up in C&D a lot of these numbers will change. As a long time subscriber,(47yrs) I can tell you there is a history for that.