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.
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.
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.
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.