2019 Honda HR-V Safety Rating
Honda Sensing Safety Suite
Not even the most practiced driver has a perfect attention span, but the intelligent features in the Honda Sensing safety suite prevent small distractions from ballooning into real dangers. These components use cameras and sensors to monitor your surroundings, and they function automatically to keep you out of harm’s way.
Adaptive Cruise Control: Adaptive Cruise Control allows the driver to input their preferred speed and their preferred follow distance. When the system is active, it will take this data into account as it keeps you moving with the flow of traffic.
Road Departure Mitigation System: Running over the road’s shoulder can be dangerous, especially when you’re driving at night. The HR-V’s Road Departure Mitigation uses a camera to monitor the edge of the pavement, moving you back towards the center of the road when it detects a proximity to danger.
Lane Keeping Assist System: Like the Road Departure Mitigation System, the Lane Keeping Assist System uses cameras and sensors to keep you centered in your lane of choice. It monitors the lines on the road, and if you begin to change lanes without activating your turn signal, the Lane Departure Warning will beep to alert you of the danger.
Collision Mitigation Braking System: Head-on collisions can prove to be some of the most dangerous, so the HR-V’s Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking System constantly monitor the road ahead. If the Forward Collision Warning detects an obstacle, it beeps to let you know that it’s time to break. If this isn’t able to slow you down, the Collision Mitigation Braking System automatically engages your vehicle’s brakes.
Driver Aids and Active Safety Features
Of course, the Honda Sensing technologies aren’t the only Honda HR-V safety features that can help you avoid collisions and drive with more confidence. A full selection of stability-enhancing, visibility-improving active components are standard on every trim, and you’ll gain access to additional driver-assistance features as you upgrade. Real Time All-Wheel Drive is available as an option no matter which trim you select—and it’s even a standard feature on Touring builds.
Honda LaneWatch: The Honda LaneWatch System lets you check your righthand blind spot simply by activating your turn signal. When you’re preparing to change lanes, a small side-view mirror-mounted camera will display a live feed of your periphery on an easy-to-see display.
Stability and Control: Vehicle Stability Assist works automatically to maximize your traction when you’re taking a sharp turn or moving around a long curve. Optional Real Time All-Wheel Drive can detect any loss of traction with your back wheels, and it immediately directs more power to the locations where it’s needed most.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Maneuvering into tight spaces becomes a whole lot easier with the HR-V’s standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera. Guidelines come standard on the baseline LX model, but on every upgraded trim level, they’re replaced by Dynamic Guidelines that move as you turn the steering wheel.
Passive Safety in Every HR-V
If you’re lucky, you’ll never have to think too much about your vehicle’s Passive safety features. Most are invisible to the naked eye, or so closely integrated with our day-to-day activities that our use of them becomes second nature. Nevertheless, these technologies play an important role in reducing the danger posed by collisions. When you can count on superior passive safety, you can enjoy true peace of mind on the road.
Airbags and Restraints: All five Honda HR-V seating positions have been designed with Adjustable Head Restraints and Three-Point Seat Belts. Advanced Front Airbags, SmartVent Front Side Airbags, and Side Curtain Airbags with a Rollover Sensor all come standard, and front-seated passengers will also benefit from automatic seat belt tensioning.
Advanced Compatibility Engineering: Advanced Compatibility Engineering, otherwise known as ACE body structure, can significantly reduce the danger posed by otherwise deadly collisions. Portions of the HR-V’s frame are designed to collapse upon impact, absorbing damage, while others—those protecting passengers in the cabin—are intended to maintain their rigidity.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children: Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, or LATCH, make it easy to attach and remove car seats in a hurry—and they’re standard in the rear row of every Honda HR-V.
Take the HR-V for a Test Drive!
The 2019 Honda HR-V’s safety rating distinguishes it as one of the best subcompact crossovers for Mid-Michigan’s drivers. You can experience it for yourself when you sign up to take it for a test drive today! Thanks to our current offers, there’s never been a better time to get behind the wheel. Contact your local Honda dealer to learn more.
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov