2017 Honda CR-V Named Top Safety Pick Plus by IIHS
Collision-Avoidance Features and Good Crash Scores Justify Agency’s Highest Honors
The 2017 Honda CR-V is an excellent small crossover that validates the company’s reputation for engineering quality. With a spacious interior, available turbocharged I-4, good fuel economy, and a quiet freeway ride, the CR-V makes a very competent family shuttle.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is giving shoppers one more reason to consider Honda’s top-selling CUV, as the 2017 CR-V is now a Top Safety Pick+. The CR-V justifies the IIHS’ highest honor thanks to good ratings on every crash test, available front crash prevention technology that gets a superior rating, and available LED headlamps with an acceptable rating.
In order to be ranked a Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must be rated good on each of the IIHS’ crash tests: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, and side collisions, as well as roof strength and head restraint tests. In addition, the vehicle must be available with forward collision prevention technology with an advanced or superior rating and headlamps that earn an acceptable or good rating.
There are a few caveats to this score, as only the CR-V Touring’s LED headlamps are Top Safety Pick+ material; other trims of the CR-V get halogen headlamps with a marginal rating. On the other hand, Honda Sensing collision prevention technology is standard on every CR-V trim level except the bargain-priced LX. According to Honda, that means that the vast majority of all 2017 CR-Vs are equipped with superior-rated collision avoidance (as well as lane departure prevention and adaptive cruise control). Of note, Honda Sensing prevented a collision in the IIHS’ 12-mph and 25-mph tests, and its collision warning system met industry standards for effectiveness.
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety