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2012 Honda CR-V

Small SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    M
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2014
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
M
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2001
M
Crash avoidance rating
2000
M
Crash avoidance rating
1999
M
Crash avoidance rating
1998
M
Crash avoidance rating
1997
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
M
Restraints and dummy kinematics
M
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2012 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. The parking brake was pushed in 29 cm toward the dummy, and the steering column was pushed back 11 cm. Upper interior intrusion measured 31 cm at the hinge pillar and 26 cm at the instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side as the steering column moved 22 cm to the right, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure and resulting in little airbag cushioning for the chest. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2012 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,384 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 178 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1223
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 26
Footrest (cm) 15
Left toepan (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 10
Parking brake (cm) 29
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 14
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 11
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 31
Upper dash (cm) 26
Lower instrument panel (cm) 26

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1223
Head
HIC-15 102
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 24
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm) 13
Femur (kN)
Left 5.3
Right 1.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 8
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 4
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.08
Right 0.51
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 5.9
Right 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 79
Right 66

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side torso airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2012 Honda CR-V EX 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,512 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 178 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1112
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 9
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1112
Head
HIC-15 319
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.2
Femur force - right (kN) 1.1
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.35
Maximum tibia index - right 0.33
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 55
Right 78

Applies to 2012-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that a fracture of the pelvis would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2012 Honda CR-V EX 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,437 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 178 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 22 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1109
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-13.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1109
Head HIC-15 156
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 30
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.68
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.42
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 3.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 5.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 43
A-P moment (Nm) 132

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1109
Head HIC-15 117
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 1.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 43
Lateral force (kN) 1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.24
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.48
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.2
L-M moment (Nm) 21
A-P moment (Nm) 88

Applies to 2012-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,379 lbs
Peak force 17,159 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.08
Tested vehicle
2012 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2012-16 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 28
Distance below top of head (mm) 15
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.1
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 402
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights

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