Top Safety Pick

2013 Honda CR-V

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2013 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV
2012 Honda CR-V shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2012-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
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.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy's head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off to the left as the steering column moved to the right. The side curtain airbag extended far enough forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from contact with forward side structure.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a moderate risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Honda CR-V EX 4-door 4wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2012-14 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Honda CR-V EX 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,379 lbs
Peak force 17,159 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.08

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-16 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry