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2023 Honda HR-V

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2023 Honda HR-V 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

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

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Superior

Seat belts & child restraints

Seat belt reminders
LATCH ease of use

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 2023 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Honda HR-V EX-L 4-door 4wd

The Honda HR-V was redesigned for the 2023 model year. Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 HR-V conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
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 driver side

Test ID VTN2206
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Footrest (cm) 4
Left toepan (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 1
Lower instrument panel (cm) 2

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN2206
Head
HIC-15 135
Peak gs at hard contact no data
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.17
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.55
Right 0.31
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.4
Right 0.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 66
Right 38

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2023 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Honda HR-V Sport 4-door 4wd

The Honda HR-V was redesigned for the 2023 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 HR-V 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 VTP2215
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Footrest (cm) 4
Right toepan (cm) 5
Center toepan (cm) 3
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 1
Right lower dash (cm) 2

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP2215
Head
HIC-15 109
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 15
Maximum Nij 0.14
Chest maximum compression (mm) 18
Femur (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.36
Right 0.25
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.5
Right 1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 40
Right 55

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP2215
Head
HIC-15 147
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 19
Femur (kN)
Left 2.5
Right 1.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.39
Right 0.65
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 29
Right 65

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2023 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Honda HR-V EX-L 4-door 4wd

The Honda HR-V was redesigned for the 2023 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 HR-V 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 VTF2206
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 3
Left (cm) 1
Center (cm) 3
Right (cm) 2
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF2206
Head
HIC-15 237
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 13
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.8
Femur force - right (kN) 0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.24
Maximum tibia index - right 0.79
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 54

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: original test

Rating applies to 2023 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Honda HR-V LX 4-door 4wd

The Honda HR-V was redesigned for the 2023 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 HR-V 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 VTS2216
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -23.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2216
Head HIC-15 132
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 23
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.38
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.31
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 2.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8
L-M moment (Nm) 102
A-P moment (Nm) 22

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2216
Head HIC-15 61
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 22
Lateral force (kN) 0.9
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 17
Average deflection (mm) 12
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.75
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.10
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.9
Combined force (kN) 2.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 55
A-P moment (Nm) 14

How the side crash test is conducted

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2023 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Honda HR-V EX-L 4-door 4wd

The Honda HR-V was redesigned for the 2023 model year. Side 2.0 ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2023 HR-V conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS2217
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -23.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2217
Head
HIC-15 139
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 22
Lateral force (kN) 0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.12
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.49
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 4.2

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2217
Head
HIC-15 186
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 37
Average deflection (mm) 23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.25
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.38
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 2.8

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2023 models

Tested vehicle: 2023 Honda HR-V LX 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,224 lbs
Peak force 24,325 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 7.54

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) 28
Distance below top of head (mm) 26
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.7
Head contact time (ms) 65
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 16
Max neck tension (N) 484

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Standard Collisioin Mitigation Braking System

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2023 models

Superior
Superior
  • 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

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Collision Mitigation Braking System

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2023 models

Superior
Superior

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. A warning was issued 2.4 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
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 good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2023 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 117.5 m 7.5 %
Straightaway left edge 66.6 m 7.5 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 74.0 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 72.9 m 49.1 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 60.2 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 63.2 m 88.2 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 163.7 m
Straightaway left edge 149.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 81.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 84.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 66.1 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 70.8 m

How headlights are evaluated

Seat belt reminders

Rating applies to 2023 models

Overall evaluation
Front row
Unbelted occupant alert (audible & visual)
Initiation time
Duration Long enough (90+ seconds)
Volume
Audio frequency
Second row
Startup status alert (visual)
Initiation time
Duration at least 60 seconds
Belt disengaged alert (audible & visual)
Initiation time
Duration at least 30 seconds
Volume
Audio frequency
Technical measurements for this test
Background cabin sound pressure level at 24 km/h 53 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 24 km/h 63 dB
Difference between background and signal 9.4 dB
Background cabin sound pressure level at 40 km/h 56 dB
Audible signal sound pressure level at 40 km/h 63 dB
Difference between background and signal 6.7 dB
Dominant audio frequency 736 Hz

How seat belt reminders are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2023 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
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not 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
Can be borrowed from 1 and 3
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not 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 No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 7
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) 75
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

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
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 1
Clearance angle (degrees) 85
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 2
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated