2021 Honda CR-V Safety

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Honda CR-V Safety Rating
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CR-V Safety

NHTSA safety ratings returned an overall of five stars in crash tests for the Honda CR-V. As further proof of the crossover's safety credentials, the 2021 Honda CR-V safety ratings from the IIHS were equally positive, earning a Top Safety Pick nod. The only blemish was the headlights, which on some trims were rated as either Marginal or Acceptable. As such, the TSP award is only applicable to Touring models with the LED headlights.

Key Safety Features

Honda rarely cuts corners when it comes to essential safety gear and isn't about to start on a family-focused model like the CR-V. Active safety features on the Honda CR-V include vehicle stability assist with traction control, ABS/EBD brakes, tire-pressure monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, and road departure mitigation. The multi-angle rearview camera has guidelines on the LX and dynamic guidelines on the upper three trims. Driver-assist technologies extend to lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and auto high-beam headlights. The EX, EX-L, and Touring also have blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic monitoring, while the hybrids come with an acoustic vehicle alerting system. All derivatives employ six airbags, including front side and side curtain airbags. While these features are welcome, the Mazda CX-5 offers a surround-view camera system and a head-up display, both of which are missing from the Honda CR-V, despite its excellent crash test ratings.
IIHS Safety Ratings

  • Small Overlap Front: Driver Side - Good
  • Small Overlap Front: Passenger Side - Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front - Good
  • Side: Original Test - Good
  • Side: Updated Test - Acceptable
  • Roof Strength - Good
  • Head Restraints and Seats - Good

NHTSA Safety Ratings

  • Overall Rating - 5/5
  • Frontal Crash - 5/5
  • Side Crash - 5/5
  • Rollover - 4/5
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