Honda CR-V gets 5-star NHTSA crash rating
Honda‘s facelifted CR-V has received a five-star crashworthiness rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The crossover received five stars for crash performance in both the frontal and side crash scenarios, indicating low risk of injury to the driver or passengers, while the rollover test received four stars with a 17.4 percent risk of tipping in certain maneuvers.
The New Car Assessment Program achievement does not come as much of a surprise, as the 2015 refresh already received a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. ‘Good’ ratings were earned in each of the IIHS test scenarios, including the challenging small-overlap impact.
The CR-V was among eight Honda models to receive the top IIHS rating for the 2016 model year. Toyota was the top automaker, with nine TSP+ winners among the company’s three brands.
Honda credits its latest-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure for improving energy absorption and dispersion. The outgoing CR-V earned a four-star rating from the NHTSA, along with a ‘marginal’ rating in the IIHS small-overlap test (second video below).