TORRANCE, Calif., March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2017 Honda CR-V, America's best-selling SUV, has earned the highest possible safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with available Honda Sensing™ and LED headlights. The model earned a SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention when equipped with available Honda Sensing. Honda Sensing is standard on EX and higher trims on the CR-V.
The CR-V earned a top rating of GOOD in five IIHS crash test modes, including the rigorous small overlap frontal crash test. CR-V also earned an ACCEPTABLE rating for its headlights.
To earn the 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn a rating of GOOD in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must have an available front crash prevention system with an ADVANCED or SUPERIOR rating and headlights that earn an ACCEPTABLE or GOOD rating.
For the 2017 model year, four Honda models have earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+, with three models receiving a TOP SAFETY PICK rating under the Institute's more stringent 2017 ratings requirements, making Honda among the leaders in safety ratings in the automotive industry.
2017 Honda TOP SAFETY PICK+ Vehicles:
- CR-V with available Honda Sensing and LED headlights
- Ridgeline with available Honda Sensing and LED headlights
- Accord Sedan with available Honda Sensing and projector beam halogen headlights
- Pilot with available Honda Sensing and LED headlights
2017 Honda TOP SAFETY PICK Vehicles:
- Accord Coupe with available Honda Sensing
- Civic Coupe with available Honda Sensing
- Civic Sedan with available Honda Sensing
Honda vehicles offer a broad range of active and passive safety features, including the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which can help drivers avoid a collision or mitigate its severity. There are more than 300,000 vehicles equipped with Honda Sensing on U.S. roads today. Honda Sensing is available on the Civic, Accord, CR-V, Pilot and Ridgeline.
Honda Sensing technologies include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
All 2017 Honda models come equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera as standard equipment. Additional standard safety equipment on all Honda models include Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control; Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); side curtain airbags (some vehicles equipped with a rollover sensor as well); advanced front airbags; and front side airbags.
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies through approximately 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity Fuel Cell passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, Ridgeline pickup truck and the Odyssey minivan. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 32 years using domestic and globally sourced parts and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America.
About Honda Safety Leadership
Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.
Based in part on advancements to Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and the broad application of the Honda Sensing™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies to its product lineup, Honda is a leader in third-party crash test ratings within the industry. All 2017 Honda vehicles also come equipped with a rearview camera as standard equipment.
SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.