Honda HR-V Safety Features
When shopping for a new SUV, safety is important. The safety features of the 2017 Honda HR-V include some of the most advanced technology of the day, which is great news for drivers across the Miami, Doral, and Hialeah areas looking for a safer sport utility vehicle. Continue reading the rest of this review to learn more about the 2017 Honda HR-V safety features.
2017 Honda HR-V Active Safety Features
There are a total of seven active safety features in the Honda HR-V that come standard in every new model. The most impressive of them is the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control.
More Standard Active Safety Features:
- Anti-Lock Brakes
- Electronic Brake Distribution
- Brake Assist
- Daytime Running Lights
The Multi-Angle Rearview Camera offers you a normal, top-down, and wide-angle view so you can get a good look at what’s behind you when backing up. This makes it easier and safer to back out of your driveway or into a difficult parking spot. EX trim levels and up receive an upgraded camera that features Dynamic Guidelines, which show you the steered path to help you gauge if any obstacles are in the way.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is a helpful tool that can actually improve traction and fuel efficiency by notifying you when one or more tires are low on air. Simply place air in the underinflated tire, and the system resets until pressure drops below the designated threshold again.
Passive Safety Features
With nine standard passive safety features, the 2017 Honda HR-V is incredibly equipped to protect all your passengers. From little things like the driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt reminder to the innovative SmartVent® front side airbags, there’s a lot of safety technology in the Honda HR-V.
In terms of airbags, you’ll find dual-stage and multiple-threshold front airbags, in addition to the SmartVent® airbags. These dual-stage airbags can inflate at different rates, depending on crash severity and other factors to limit injury. There’s also side curtain airbags with rollover sensor to help create a protective bubble around the passenger compartment.
Helping to absorb impact energy and crash force is the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure. Using a sophisticated network of structural components, the Honda HR-V is able to help optimize how crash energy is absorbed and transferred away from passengers.
Even more passive safety features include front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH), and child-proof rear door locks.
Honda HR-V Safety Ratings
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2017 Honda HR-V a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating1 for both its front-wheel and all-wheel drive models. The NHTSA also gave the HR-V 5 out of 5 stars for its performance in side crash tests.
Meanwhile, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2017 HR-V top scores in moderate overlap front crash tests, roof strength, and head restraint and seat crashworthiness.
Explore the Safety Features of the 2017 Honda HR-V
We hope this review helped you learn more about the 2017 Honda HR-V safety features. As you can see, there’s certainly a lot to discover in this sporty SUV. For more information, come visit us at Braman Honda Miami or schedule a test drive. We proudly serve drivers from across the Miami, Doral, and Hialeah areas.
 The Honda lineup is full of safety-conscious choices, with the 2017 Accord, Civic, Fit, HR-V, Pilot, Ridgeline and Odyssey all earning top ratings with 5-Star Overall Vehicle Scores from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).