The 2019 Honda HR-V Provides Award-Winning Safety


Award-Winning Crash-Tested HR-V

With over 2.5 million Connecticut drivers on the road today, the chances of getting into an accident are more than ever, simply due to the sheer volume of cars. Although you would never hope to be involved in a collision, the 2019 Honda HR-V is one of the safest subcompact crossover SUVs on the market, at an affordable price. There were 295 traffic deaths in Connecticut in 2018.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced in March that the refreshed 2019 Honda HR-V picked up IIHS’s Top Safety Pick award. It achieved the agency’s top rating of “Good” on every crash test, which complements the HR-V’s original “Five-Star Overall Vehicle Score” from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration.

The crushed example of the 2019 Honda HR-V that was on display at the New York International Auto Show was originally used for the IIHS’s frontal collision test. The IIHS doesn’t return these cars regularly, as most are often crushed into a tiny cube once the tests are done.




“Safety performance is an important factor in the purchase decision of most car buyers, regardless of vehicle size or price, and we wanted to display how well our entry SUV, the Honda HR-V, performed in one of the most stringent collision tests in the world.”

“By having a crashed HR-V on display at the New York Auto Show, media and consumers will be able to see first-hand how the HR-V performed in the IIHS test, with dramatic, real-world visuals to showcase our safety rating leadership and our commitment to Safety for Everyone.”

-Henio Arcangeli Jr., Senior Vice President of Car Sales at American Honda Motor Co.


Dissipating Energy

At the New York Auto Show, Brian Bautsch, manager of automotive crash safety for Honda, explained that the HR-V’s body structure helps absorb impacts, like the small-overlap crash test. The car’s structure is designed to distribute the energy of impact in three directions, to protect the occupants inside the vehicle.

Honda Sensing®

For drivers that are looking to enhance the safety features in the 2019 Honda HR-V, it’s equipped with available Honda Sensing® technology on EX trims and above. This intelligent safety suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies can stay safe on the road, and help you avoid a collision.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Your CT Honda Dealer

Stop into Manchester Honda at 24 Adams Street in Manchester, CT to take the 2019 Honda HR-V for a test drive, or give us a call at 860-645-3100 if you would like to learn more about Honda’s safety-minded crossover SUV.


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