Best-selling 2016 Honda CR-V Brings Home Highest Safety Honors

January 4th, 2016 by

2016 Honda CR-VThe 2016 Honda CR-V is garnering accolades from some of the industry’s highest automotive authorities for its impressive safety features.

The new CR-V has received a top score of 5 stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program, and the CR-V has also achieved 2016 Top Safety Pick+ status from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

These two leading entities stand as the highest authorities when it comes to vehicle safety in the United States, and these designations mark the new CR-V as a standout safety choice in the SUV segment.

Industry-Leading Safety

The Honda CR-V has reigned as America’s top-selling SUV, and boasting top safety ratings makes this vehicle that much more enticing to drivers.

In the U.S., Honda has an illustrious leadership background when it comes to developing and applying cutting-edge safety technologies. Honda operates two of the most advanced crash test facilities in the world—one in the U.S. and the other in Japan—and is credited with various innovations regarding crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility, and pedestrian safety.

Partially thanks to progress in Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, the company has become an industry leader in third-party crash test ratings, and Honda is also widely implementing cutting-edge safety and driver-assistance technologies like LaneWatch, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Warning in its vehicle lineup.

Since the 2015 model year, all Honda and Acura vehicles feature standard rearview cameras, which is a feature that is now part of the requirements among the NHTSA’s three recommended safety technologies.

CR-V Safety

Among its featured safety offerings, the 2016 CR-V employs the latest embodiment of Honda’s ACE body structure, making it exceptionally adept at absorbing and dispersing the energy of a frontal collision.

The CR-V was also the first vehicle from Honda to provide the Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistance suite of features, which are designed to help drivers avoid collisions or reduce their severity when they happen.

Honda Sensing, now featured on four of Honda’s top-selling vehicles, includes:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Collision Mitigating Braking System
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning

Other active and passive safety and driver-assistance features offered in the 2016 CR-V include:

  • SmartVent front side airbags
  • Side curtain airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Expanded view driver’s mirror
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines

Experience Supreme Safety

Drivers can explore the many acclaimed safety features of the 2016 Honda CR-V at Bosak Honda Highland. To test drive the extraordinary new CR-V, contact us or stop by our world-class dealership today.