New Honda CR-V receives five-star Euro NCAP rating

Sixth-generation Honda CR-V passes Euro NCAP safety tests with flying colours

The all-new Honda CR-V e:HEV and e:PHEV models fitted with Sensing 360, have received the maximum five-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP safety tests.

The new CR-V embodies Honda’s commitment to zero road fatalities involving any of its products by 2050 and the sixth-generation CR-V features a number of improved and upgraded technologies that allowed it to achieve one of the highest levels of passenger and pedestrian safety in its class.

Honda Sensing 360 features a 100-degree forward facing camera and millimetre-wave radar at four corner radars to complete a 360-degree view around the vehicle. Object recognition by image, via the CR-V’s updated front camera and object detection by radar allows the vehicle to identify road lines, verges, motorcycles, cyclists and other vehicles.

Front Cross Traffic Warning, which is included within the expansive Sensing 360 offering, is designed to detect the presence of vehicles to the left, right and in front of the car before using audible, visual and tactile alerts to warn the driver if they are approaching with too much speed.

Should the driver fail to respond, the Collision Mitigation Braking System is triggered, which automatically applies brake pressure to assist in reducing the likelihood or severity of a frontal impact. If the system senses an imminent collision, it will brake forcefully.

In order to meet the stringent Euro NCAP crash impact safety standards for Adult Occupant Protection, the CR-V’s body has been constructed with a variety of structural braces to enhance the overall passive safety of the vehicle. This includes a side frame and upper chassis member designed with multiple load paths to efficiently absorb collision energy away from occupants. The A-pillar has also been designed and reinforced to suppress deformation of the passenger cell.

These structural improvements were incorporated into the chassis of the CR-V in a quest to build the safest vehicle possible but also in order to conform to the new Mobile Progressive Deformable Barrier, Advanced European Mobile Deformable Barrier and 32km/h pole crash tests. Due to the increased battery size of the e:PHEV variant, additional floor cross members were added to the chassis to minimise deformation of the floor in the event of a side on collision.

In addition to the stronger, more protective chassis, all trim variants of the new Honda CR-V incorporate a total of 11 airbags as standard, which includes knee airbags for both front occupants to reduce injury during frontal impacts and side airbags to protect front and rear seat passengers. A front centre airbag has been included for the first time, which prevents a collision between the driver and front passenger during a side impact.

This level of occupant protection is extended to all occupants, not just adults, with the CR-V also scoring highly in the Child Occupant Protection category thanks to the integration of equipment such as Isofix child seat mounting points that conform to the latest European i-Size standards.

Local availability

The sixth-generation Honda CR-V is yet to be confirmed for local introduction.