What are the 2020 Honda CR-V Safety Ratings?

March 29th, 2020 by

2020 Honda CR-V

Along with delivering Bayonne and Newark drivers plenty of advanced comfort, technology, and fuel efficiency, the 2020 Honda CR-V safety ratings from some of the automotive industry’s top safety organizations indicate this Honda SUV offers incredible peace of mind. The new 2020 CR-V was assessed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration where it received praise for its durable body style and safety features. Learn more about the Honda CR-V safety ratings and then decide for yourself at Metro Honda!

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Honda CR LX was assessed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)* and was graded in terms of Crashworthiness and Crash Avoidance Mitigation as well as other categories which include Crashworthiness, Headlights, and Child Seat Anchors. Here are the Honda CR-V safety ratings from the IIHS:


  • Small overlap front, driver and passenger side: Good*
  • Moderate overlap front: Good*
  • Side: Good*
  • Roof strength: Good*
  • Head restraints and seats: Good*

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

  • Front crash prevention: Superior with optional equipment (highest possible rating)*
  • Headlights: Acceptable*
  • Child seat anchors (LATCH) ease of use: Acceptable*

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration** also put the Honda CR-V LX FWD option through a series of crash tests where vehicles are rated in 5-star scale in the four main categories below:

  • Overall Rating: 5 Stars**
  • Frontal Crash: 5 Stars**
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars**
  • Rollover: 4 Stars**

Honda CR-V Standard Safety Features

In addition to these strong safety ratings from the IIHS and NHTSA, drivers can have plenty of peace of mind when they opt for the standard Honda CR-V LX trim with standard safety features such as:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Brake Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
  • Smart Vent® front side airbags

Honda Sensing®

If you go for the Honda CR-V EX trim or higher, you’ll have the Honda Sensing® suite backing you up with more driver assist technology. These additional safety features offer more visibility, traffic information, and vehicle control whether you’re around town or far from home. The Honda Sensing® features include:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines

Feel Safe Behind the Wheel of a Honda CR-V

Whether you’re reviewing the 2020 Honda CR-V safety ratings or experiencing its impressive safety systems in person, you can feel safe in this stellar Honda SUV on Jersey City roads. Learn more about the CR-V dimensions, compare the Honda CR-V LX vs. EX or Honda HR-V, and then take a look at our new and used inventory online to select your next vehicle. Our finance team is here to answer your questions and can help get the leasing or financing process started. Contact us today for more information or visit our dealership near Hoboken!

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*For more information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, visit https://www.iihs.org.

**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.