NHTSA Awards 2016 Honda HR-V Highest Safety Score
The 2016 Honda HR-V safety ratings are some of the most impressive we’ve seen on a new vehicle, and we are proud to say that it has officially been awarded the highest score available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program: a Five Star Overall Vehicle Score.
Designing a Safe HR-V
In order for the NHTSA to come up with an overall score in their New Car Assessment Program, they tested the HR-V for front and side impacts as well as rollover safety, and the new crossover passed with flying colors.
Jeff Conrad, the General Manager and Senior Vice President of Honda Division, responded to the NHTSA announcement, saying, “Using Honda’s packaging magic, powertrain innovation and safety engineering expertise, the HR-V delivers a high level of occupant safety protection along with class-leading fuel economy and interior space.”
Fusing the space and practicality of an SUV with the style of a coupe and bearing Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure underneath it all, the HR-V is built for both style and safety. Other body reinforcements work with the ACE body structure to help keep the occupant compartment intact during a collision by offering other pathways for energy to be directed away from the cabin.
“True to Honda’s commitment to the safety of all road users, the HR-V is designed to make the vehicle more compatible with other vehicles and to help to mitigate injuries to pedestrians in the event of a collision,” Conrad added.
Key safety amenities like these worked with the ACE body structure and helped the HR-V earn its Five-Star Overall Vehicle Score:
- Side curtain airbags (with rollover sensor)
- SmartVent front side airbags
- LATCH-compliant safety seats
- Vehicle stability assistance
- Antilock brakes
- Expanded view driver’s mirror
- Multi-angle rearview camera
Honda has advanced safety features like LaneWatch blind spot monitoring available as well, giving you a high-tech safety edge on the HR-V.
Test Drive an HR-V
This Honda is the newest model in the lineup, and we are proud of the 2016 HR-V safety ratings that make it a top option in its class for our Central Illinois drivers. Let us show you all that the new HR-V has to offer with a test drive; visit a Central Illinois Honda Dealer near you today.