The Honda CR-V gets a major push in terms of safety certification, as it has scored a five-star safety rating in the recently conducted Euro NCAP crash test.
The new CR-V joins the Jazz, HR-V and the Civic as the fourth Honda model to secure a five-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. This is a big achievement for the Japanese manufacturer, as it'll certainly help boost sales of the new CR-V in countries like India. The Euro NCAP team chose the CR-V 2.0 Hybrid LHD variant for its tests and in three key safety parameters, namely Adult Occupant, Child Occupant and Safety Assist, the CR-V scored 93, 83 and 76 per cent, respectively.
Talking about Adult Occupant safety of the CR-V, where it scored the highest, the NCAP report states, 'The passenger compartment of the CR-V remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Honda showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions. Protection of the passenger dummy was good for all critical body areas. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the driver and rear passenger was good or adequate for all critical body areas. In the side barrier test, protection of all critical body areas was good and the CR-V scored maximum points . . . tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.'
The test piece of the CR-V had frontal, head and chest airbags as standard (for the driver and front passenger) along with seatbelt pre-tensioners. The rear passenger safety kit included ISOFIX child seat mounts, belt pre-tensioners and side head airbags. Besides these, the CR-V also features Honda's ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body structure with advanced collision energy distribution. Further, passive safety features on the CR-V are complemented by the Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver assist technologies. Honda Sensing uses a combination of radar and camera inputs, along with data from several sensors, to warn/assist the driver in potentially dangerous scenarios.