The 2016 HR-V Gets a 5-Star Safety Rating

October 17th, 2015 by

2016 Honda HR-VThe new 2016 Honda HR-V, the latest, smallest member of the Honda crossover lineup, has officially earned the best possible five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That makes the Honda HR-V one of the highest scoring subcompact crossovers in safety ratings. Find out more below before you stop by Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, near Elgin, IL, for a test drive!

The Honda HR-V and Safety

The 2016 Honda HR-V succeeded at earning the top honors of a five-star overall rating from the government. To do so, it received a five-star overall rating in the side impact test, and four stars in front and rollover tests. The five-star rating for the HR-V applies to all models. It’s also worth keeping in mind that some competitors, like the Nissan Juke, received only a four-star rating overall from the NHTSA.

What makes the HR-V such a safe bet on the road? To start, it comes standard with features like traction and stability control, hill start assist, anti-lock brakes, six airbags, and a rearview camera. The HR-V is also available with the Honda LaneWatch system, which helps you avoid collisions due to vehicles in your blind spot.

The other major safety testing body, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, gave the Honda HR-V the Top Safety Pick award. To do so, it had to earn a “Good” rating in all five categories of that organization’s testing, including small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and seats and head restraints categories.

“Using Honda’s packaging magic, powertrain innovation and safety engineering expertise, the HR-V delivers a high level of occupant safety protection along with class-leading fuel economy and interior space,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda senior Vice President here in North America. “True to Honda’s commitment to the safety of all road users, the HR-V is designed to make the vehicle more compatible with other vehicles and to help to mitigate injuries to pedestrians in the event of a collision.”

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Do you want to check out the latest 2016 Honda HR-V? Then you can come visit us here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, your leading Elgin area Honda dealership. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, just a short drive from anywhere in Chicagoland, so stop by today!

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