What Are the 2021 Honda HR-V Safety Ratings?

August 2nd, 2021 by

2021 Honda hr-v blue exterior parked outside
While there’s a long list of reasons why Sharon drivers love the new Honda HR-V, none may be more important than the incredible Honda safety features offered on this energetic SUV. Built for durability, dependability, and longevity, the Honda HR-V safety ratings are strong across the board.

The HR-V was put to the test by some of the most reliable organizations in the industry, and it came out the other side with flying colors. Whether you’re running errands around Hubbard or commuting to work in Mercer, the Honda HR-V safety ratings will help you feel confident behind the wheel. Learn more about the Honda HR-V safety scores and features with Shenango Honda below!

Honda HR-V Safety Ratings from Top Auto Safety Experts

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Honda HR-V safety ratings received from the Highway Safety (IIHS) exemplify how well this SUV can withstand a collision*. Below are the 2021 Honda HR-V safety ratings from the IIHS:


  • Small overlap front, driver and passenger side: Good*
  • Moderate overlap front: Good*
  • Side: Good*
  • Roof strength: Good*
  • Head restraints and seats: Good*

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

  • Front crash prevention: Superior with optional equipment (highest possible rating)*
  • Headlights: Acceptable*
  • Child seat anchors (LATCH) ease of use: Acceptable*

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Along with IIHS testing, the latest HR-V was assessed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Here’s how the HR-V fared through the NHTSA testing:

  • Overall Rating: 5 Stars**
  • Frontal Crash: 4 Stars**
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars**
  • Rollover: 4 Stars**

Honda Safety: Standout Honda HR-V Safety Features

The HR-V owes its strong safety ratings in large part to its enhanced ACE™ body structure. Along with that, you’ll be delighted to find a number of responsive safety systems and features to keep you connected and protected on every drive.

You can also feel comfortable when driving the new Honda HR-V thanks to its bright exterior lighting. The enhanced visibility offered by the HR-V is ideal for driving through rain and fog, while the innovative braking system allows you to retain better traction on slick roads. Take a closer look at the standard and available Honda safety and driver-assist features found in the HR-V lineup here:

  • Stability Control
  • Available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Front-Impact and Side-Impact Airbags
  • Security System with Ignition Disabling
  • Seatbelt Pretensioners
  • LED Brake and Daytime Running Lights
  • Halogen Projector-Beam Headlights
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
  • Available Honda LaneWatch™

Honda Safety: Honda Sensing® Technology

The safety prowess of the Honda HR-V simply can’t be discussed without mentioning the innovative Honda Sensing® suite. This driver-assistance system provides advanced capabilities to keep your travels safer than ever before. Honda Sensing® includes features such as Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and more. Explore how Honda Sensing® works to promote safety below:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS): Deploys car brakes if a head-on collision seems likely.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Guides your vehicle to maintain lane position through the use of a small camera that detects road markings and alerts you if you’re off course.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Allows you to maintain a preset following distance.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Detects if you’re drifting from your lane and guides you back to the center position.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Uses a camera to detect speed limit signs and alert you of changes.

Find a New Honda HR-V for Sale at Shenango Honda

Now that you’re fully aware of the incredible Honda HR-V safety specs, the time is right to test drive this stand-out SUV. As soon as you enter the cabin of the HR-V, you’ll feel right at home and ready to travel with peace of mind. When you’re ready for an upgrade, our financiers will guide you to a great deal. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions about the Honda HR-V or the services we provide!

*For more information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, visit https://www.iihs.org.
**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. Model tested with standard side airbags.

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