Sunday, September 20, 2015

2016 Honda CR-V Earns 5-Star Safety Rating

While it’s easy to look at all the bells and whistles that automakers offer these days in their safety technology suites, the truth is that automakers put a lot of work into making their automobiles as safe as possible in ways that aren’t even remotely complicated. While it’s great that so many new Honda vehicles offer blind spot monitoring and other such advanced safety tech, sometimes it really is as simple as designing a car that crumples appropriately upon impact. It doesn’t sound like much, but keeping the cabin of a vehicle secure is the first step in making sure everybody in the vehicle is safe when it matters most.

All that effort in producing a safe automobile in the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V has culminated in its having been named one of the safest vehicles in its class according to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, who recently awarded the new Honda CUV a top five-star safety rating.

The HR-V did quite well on the crash tests undergone by the federal government’s automotive safety organization. With so much attention being drawn to crumple zones in the design process, this model tackled every test with success, which is something the brand is very proud of.

"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 Division senior vice president and general manager. "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."

As your Honda dealership, we here at Pacific Honda are very proud of the safety provided by our top models, and we’re glad the new HR-V is now officially among them!

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