2003 Honda CR-V

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2003 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2002-06 models

Tested vehicle: 2002 Honda CR-V EX 4-door 4wd

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2002 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot measures indicated low risk of injury.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's knees and shins hit the knee bolster and steering column.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF0213
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 4
Left (cm) 6
Center (cm) 7
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 5
Rearward (cm) -3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF0213
Head
HIC-15 248
Peak gs at hard contact 28
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 24
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.6
Femur force - right (kN) 0.7
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.58
Maximum tibia index - right 0.54
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 78
Right 86

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2002-04 models

Tested vehicle: 2003 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd without optional side airbags

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2002 model year. Front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags became standard beginning with 2005 models.

When side airbags are optional, as in this vehicle when it was tested, the Institute conducts the test without this option. If a manufacturer offering optional side airbags requests the Institute to conduct an additional test of a vehicle with this option and agrees to reimburse the cost of the vehicle, a second test is conducted. Honda did not request such a test.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the window sill of the driver door. This impact did not produce high injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
The dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head hitting the window sill.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0307
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) 0.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0307
Head HIC-15 332
Neck
Tension (kN) 2.3
Compression (kN) 0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 62
Lateral force (kN) 3.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 45
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.20
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 1.14
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.4
Combined force (kN) 3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 134
A-P moment (Nm) -22

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES0307
Head HIC-15 395
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 1.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 46
Average deflection (mm) 30
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 6.68
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.95
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.9
Acetabulum force (kN) 3.0
Combined force (kN) 3.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 86
A-P moment (Nm) -19

How the side crash test is conducted