Through the results of its collision safety tests, the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that it was giving the new Honda CR-V its highest rating of “2017 Top Safety Pick +.”
To win the IIHS’s “Top Safety Pick,” a vehicle must get the best score of “Good” in the crashworthiness test categories of front collision, side collision, rear impact collision, small overlap collision, and roll over (where the car is rolling). It also must earn a “Basic” score in the front collision prevention evaluation.
The “Top Safety Pick +” winner must receive the same top rankings as the “Top Safety Pick” winner, but also earn an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating in the front collision prevention evaluation. From 2016, the winner must also score a “Good” or “Acceptable” rating in the headlight evaluation.
The new Honda CR-V has various safety features such as its automatic brake and front collision notification system.
The IIHS says, “The new CR-V received a ‘Superior’ rating for its front collision avoidance test. Its headlight evaluation was ‘Acceptable.'”
Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Greg Scott)