The 2016 model-year Honda HR-V compact SUV has drawn a 5-Star overall vehicle safety score – the highest possible – from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The vehicle had already received a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The newly announced NHTSA score applies to both AWD and FWD models. The vehicle captured a five-star score in the side crash test and four-star scores in the frontal crash and rollover evaluations.
MGA Research conducted the tests for NHTSA, as part of the agency’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
The 2016 Honda HR-V uses the latest generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which is designed to improve frontal crash energy management, the automaker said.
Standard and available driver-assistance technologies include:
- SmartVent front side air bags
- Side curtain air bags with rollover sensor
- Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control
- Motion-adaptive electric power steering (EPS)
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
- Honda LaneWatch (EX, EX-L Navi)
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Expanded view driver’s mirror
- Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines.
Standard safety equipment on all 2015 Honda models includes the ACE body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control; an anti-lock braking system (ABS); side curtain air bags; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front air bags; and front side air bags.