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2019 Honda HR-V

Small SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
  • Driver-side
    G
  • Passenger-side
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

Headlights
A
only certain
trims/options

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
A


Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2019
G
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
A
A
2018
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
P
M
2017
A
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
P
M
2016
A
G
A
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
P
M

Applies to 2019 models

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

The Honda HR-V was introduced in the 2016 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, the front door hinge pillars and front-end structure were reinforced to improve occupant protection in both small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 6 cm at the lower hinge pillar, footrest, and brake pedal. Upper interior intrusion measured 4-5 cm at the instrument panel and hinge pillar.

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

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has 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 2019 Honda HR-V EX 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,113 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 170 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 26 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1901
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Footrest (cm) 6
Left toepan (cm) 5
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Upper dash (cm) 5
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1901
Head
HIC-15 179
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 4
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.38
Right 0.34
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.7
Right 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 68
Right 43

Applies to 2019 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda HR-V was introduced in the 2016 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, the front door hinge pillars and front-end structure were reinforced to improve occupant protection in both small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Structure

The passenger space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 11 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Maximum upper interior intrusion measured 10-11 cm at the dashboard and hinge pillar.

Passenger injury measures

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

Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Driver injury measures

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

Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2019 Honda HR-V LX 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,078 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 170 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 27 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1906
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Footrest (cm) 9
Right toepan (cm) 10
Center toepan (cm) 6
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 4
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 8
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 11
Upper dash (cm) 11
Right lower dash (cm) 10

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1906
Head
HIC-15 295
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.19
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 2.0
Right 3.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3
Right 4
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.52
Right 0.24
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.7
Right 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 53
Right 71

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1906
Head
HIC-15 118
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.25
Right 0.21
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 0.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 34
Right 62

Applies to 2019 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 HR-V was introduced in the 2016 model year. Beginning with the 2019 model year, the front door hinge pillars and front-end structure were reinforced to improve occupant protection in both small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes. Moderate overlap 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. As the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag and during rebound, its head also contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2019 Honda HR-V LX 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,065 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 170 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 26 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1815
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) -6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1815
Head
HIC-15 323
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.31
Maximum tibia index - right 0.29
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 63
Right 95

Applies to 2017-19 models built after March 2017

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
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 HR-V was introduced in the 2016 model year. Beginning with 2017 models built after March 2017, the structure was reinforced at the junction between the B-pillar and door sill to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Injury measures

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

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.

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 2017 Honda HR-V LX 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,037 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 103 in.
Length 169 in.
Width 70 in.
Engine 1.8 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 27 mpg city / 31 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1709
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.
-18.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1709
Head HIC-15 149
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 38
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.09
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.45
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.0
Combined force (kN) 1.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 135
A-P moment (Nm) 30

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1709
Head HIC-15 177
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 1.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 26
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 16
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.11
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.19
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.5
Combined force (kN) 1.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.6
L-M moment (Nm) 150
A-P moment (Nm) -52

Applies to 2016-19 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,035 lbs
Peak force 15,604 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.14
Tested vehicle
2016 Honda HR-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 2016-19 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 seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 36
Distance below top of head (mm) 16
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 13.8
Head contact time (ms) 56
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 228

Applies to 2019 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Brake System

Package name

  • Optional Honda Sensing

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

Tested vehicle

2019 Honda HR-V EX 4-door 4wd

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • LX trim
  • Sport trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 89.3 m None
Straightaway left edge 48.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 68.5 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 45.5 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 59.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 45.5 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 149.4 m
Straightaway left edge 119.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 78.7 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.6 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 60.2 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.7 m

Trim level(s)
  • LX trim
  • Sport trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 86.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 31.1 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 47.2 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 37.4 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 31.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 166.2 m
Straightaway left edge 128.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 65.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 47.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.5 m

Applies to 2019 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

A
Vehicle trim LX
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor and the ability to borrow lower anchors from the other seating positions.

Note: When anchors are borrowed, they aren't available to use in their designated positions.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 68
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 11
Clearance angle (degrees) 56
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Lower anchor B
Lower latch is shared for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Roof
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 10
Clearance angle (degrees) 73
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 71
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
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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