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2019 Honda HR-V

small SUV / 4-door SUV

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

2019 Honda HR-V 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
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 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Honda HR-V EX 4-door 4wd

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.

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 driver-side 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 very 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.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

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

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Honda HR-V LX 4-door 4wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

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

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Honda HR-V LX 4-door 4wd

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.

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 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2017-20 models built after March 2017

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda HR-V LX 4-door 4wd

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.)

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

View of the 2017 Honda HR-V just after the crash test.

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

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1709
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2016-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Honda HR-V LX 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,035 lbs
Peak force 15,604 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.14

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Brake System

Package name

  • Optional Honda Sensing

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2019-20 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • 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, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 3 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

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
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.

Technical measurements for this test
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 2019-20 models
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)

  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
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 High-beam assist credit

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.

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

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • EX trim
  • EX-L trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 models
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

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
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.

Technical measurements for this test
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 2019-20 models
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

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2019-20 models

Overall evaluation
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.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim LX
Seat type cloth
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
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
Technical measurements for this test

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

How child seat anchors are evaluated