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2016 Honda CR-V

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention

2016 Honda CR-V 4-door SUV
2015 Honda CR-V shown

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights(varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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 2015-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Honda CR-V LX 4-door 4wd

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Beginning with 2015 models, changes were made to the front-end and occupant compartment structure and restraint system to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

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 maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

There was little intrusion into the driver's space, but there was still a moderate risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1444
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Footrest (cm) 5
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Parking brake (cm) 13
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1444
Head
HIC-15 137
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.87
Right 0.59
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 56
Right 61

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2015-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 Honda CR-V EX 4-door 4wd

The Honda CR-V was redesigned for the 2012 model year. Beginning with 2015 models, changes were made to the structure and restraint system. Moderate overlap 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1408
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 9
Center (cm) 12
Right (cm) 14
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 0
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1408
Head
HIC-15 310
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 26
Maximum Nij 0.25
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.32
Maximum tibia index - right 0.83
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 72
Right 105

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2015-16 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 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. Beginning with 2015 models, changes were made to the structure and restraint system. 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
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1412
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -14.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1412
Head HIC-15 318
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 46
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.50
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.46
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.1
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4
Combined force (kN) 3.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 17
A-P moment (Nm) 101

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1412
Head HIC-15 94
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.1
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 45
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.05
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.53
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 24
A-P moment (Nm) 88

How the side crash test is conducted

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

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-16 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

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

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 and gradual left curves and inadequate on the sharp left and sharp right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Touring trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 93.0 m None
Straightaway left edge 56.6 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 55.0 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 47.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 47.8 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 42.3 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 155.5 m
Straightaway left edge 130.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 66.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 65.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 52.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • LX trim
  • SE trim
  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low 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 sharp right curve and inadequate on the gradual right and both left curves.

The low beams created some glare.

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 left curve and inadequate on the sharp left and both right curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • LX trim
  • SE trim
  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 98.3 m 18.4 %
Straightaway left edge 54.9 m 18.4 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 50.8 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 51.4 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 45.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 44.0 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 167.5 m
Straightaway left edge 129.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 69.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 50.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 53.6 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System

Package name

  • Optional Touring Trim

Applies to 2015-16 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 21 mph.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2015-16 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Touring
Seat type leather

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

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor, a single lower anchor and the ability to borrow the second anchor from another position.

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

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
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
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
1 dedicated anchor and 1 that can be borrowed from seat 3
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
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
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 60
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 49
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
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 50
Tether anchor
Location Roof
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 55
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 60
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated