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2016 Honda CR-V Earns 5-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

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The 2016 Honda CR-V is capable of up to 33 mpg on the highway

America’s bestselling SUV has just reaffirmed its status as one of the nation’s safest crossovers. Today Honda announced that the new 2016 CR-V has been awarded a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the highest possible score available in the agency’s New Car Assessment Program.

Earlier this year, the CR-V received a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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“Consumers have made the CR-V America’s best-selling SUV for good reason, and this top government safety rating just adds one more appealing and class-leading attribute,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda senior vice president and general manager. “Honda is committed to offering vehicles that deliver advanced safety, fun-to-drive performance and connectivity, with top fuel economy ratings. CR-V is that kind of vehicle.”

The new CR-V is highly effective at absorbing and dispersing energy in the event of a forward collision, thanks to the use of the latest generation of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure.

The 2016 Honda CR-V earned its 5-Star safety ratings not just by virtue of its crash test performance, but by meeting the requirements of the NHTSA’s three recommended technologies: a rearview camera, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning.

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Late last month, the CR-V’s stable mate—the 2016 Honda Pilot—earned a 5-Star NHTSA safety rating of its own.