Top Safety Pick

2019 Honda CR-V

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

2019 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV
2018 Honda CR-V shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1702
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Footrest (cm) 9
Left toepan (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1702
Head
HIC-15 302
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 0.3
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.52
Right 0.69
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 2.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 53
Right 64

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda CR-V EX 4-door 4wd

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1714
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 6
Right toepan (cm) 4
Center toepan (cm) 4
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Upper dash (cm) 3
Right lower dash (cm) 3

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1714
Head
HIC-15 73
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.35
Right 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.1
Right 1.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 34
Right 49

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1714
Head
HIC-15 61
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 0.4
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.40
Right 0.20
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 0.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 100
Right 59

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Two moderate overlap frontal tests of the CR-V were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Honda as of part of frontal crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the Institute's moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well (Institute test car shown).

Dummy movement was well controlled in both tests. In the Institute's test, the dummy's head rebounded against the head restraint and side curtain airbag, as indicated by smeared greasepaint.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal in both tests. In Honda's test, all leg and foot injury measures were low. In the Institute's test, forces on the right lower leg were just high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1702 CEF1702
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5 5
Left (cm) 9 8
Center (cm) 9 6
Right (cm) 9 6
Brake pedal (cm) 4 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1 1
Right (cm) 1 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1 1
Rearward (cm) -1 -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1702 CEF1702
Head
HIC-15 192 225
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9 6
Maximum Nij 0.22 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26 21
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.3 0.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.31 0.27
Maximum tibia index - right 0.64 0.84
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5 2.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.4 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 60 46
Right 62 52

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2017 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1702
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1702
Head HIC-15 201
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 50
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 25
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.22
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.41
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.1
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.1
L-M moment (Nm) 33
A-P moment (Nm) 145

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1702
Head HIC-15 61
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 42
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.88
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.51
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.8
Combined force (kN) 3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 22
A-P moment (Nm) 12

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,396 lbs
Peak force 18,094 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.33

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 26
Distance below top of head (mm) 38
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.1
Head contact time (ms) 52
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 267

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp right curve, fair on the gradual right and sharp left curves, and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right and gradual left curves, and inadequate on the sharp left curve.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 100.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 59.8 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.1 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 54.2 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.9 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 144.4 m
Straightaway left edge 105.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 75.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 68.8 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 61.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 54.9 m

Trim level(s)

  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 90.9 m 21.2 %
Straightaway left edge 59.3 m 21.2 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 55.0 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.9 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 45.5 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 155.8 m
Straightaway left edge 131.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 66.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 64.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 49.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • LX trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • LX trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 90.9 m 21.2 %
Straightaway left edge 59.3 m 21.2 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 55.0 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.9 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 45.5 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 40.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 155.8 m
Straightaway left edge 131.9 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 66.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 64.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 49.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.8 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Brake System

Package name

  • Optional Honda Sensing Package

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim LX
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor, a single lower anchor and the ability to borrow the second anchor from another position.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
1 dedicated anchor and 1 that can be borrowed from seat 3
not too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 66
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 67
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 56
Tether anchor
Location Roof
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 62
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 66
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated