IIHS Names 2015 Honda CR-V a Top Safety Pick+
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2015 Honda CR-V a Top Safety Pick+ rating. That distinction applies to models equipped with the optional front crash prevention system, which earned a top rating of superior. When tested, the latest version of Honda’s popular SUV received a top rating of “Good” in all five crash tests, including the difficult small overlap frontal crash test.
The 2015 CR-V’s new Touring trim is the first from Honda to apply the Japanese automaker’s new Honda Sensing suite of safety technologies, becoming the first ever Honda to feature Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning and Lane Keeping Assist System. It’s also the first CR-V to feature Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and LaneWatch. These systems utilize a new windshield-mounted camera and front grille-mounted radar system that sense potential frontal collisions and warn the driver (and in some cases, apply the brake on his or her behalf).
“Honda’s vision to one day eliminate traffic-related collisions, injuries and fatalities is at the heart of our commitment to safety,” said Art St. Cyr, vice president of auto operations at American Honda. “Our continued innovation in active safety and assistive technologies with the application of Honda Sensing brings Honda, our customers, and everyone else on the road one step closer to this goal.”
And because Honda has really gotten into infographics lately, they’ve released one that gives you even more information about the various features and engineering improvements that have made the 2015 Honda CR-V a Top Safety Pick+. Check it out: