More and more drivers are choosing subcompact crossover SUVs for their characteristic balance of flexibility, efficiency, and affordability, but many still have questions about these vehicles’ safety and dependability. Luckily for our friends and neighbors in Hampton Roads, there’s an all-wheel drive Honda in this segment with standard safety features that won’t let you down. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2019 Honda HR-V’s safety rating is a perfect five stars*! This pint-sized SUV offers stellar suites of Active and Passive safety features even on its baseline trim, and those who upgrade to the EX trim or higher will receive the entire Honda Sensing package, standard.
The Honda HR-V’s EX FWD trim is priced at just $23,720 MSRP**, but for this low price, you can gain access to Adaptive Cruise Control, a Collision Mitigation Braking System, a Lane Keeping Assist System, and a Road Departure Mitigation System! We’ve detailed each of these advanced features below.
The Honda HR-V may be small, but it’s stable enough to traverse any terrain! Each trim includes features that will help you maintain traction and control while in the driver’s seat, as well as visibility-enhancing camera systems and headlights.
Honda LaneWatch: Honda’s LaneWatch system connects a small video camera, mounted on your righthand side-view mirror, to a small but easy-to-see screen near your center console. When you activate your turn signal, you’ll be able to view a live feed of your blind spot. Changing lanes has never been easier.
Real Time AWD: The Real Time All-Wheel Drive system uses Intelligent Control to keep you moving forward, even when the road is working against you. Even models without All-Wheel Drive have been equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist and Traction Control, which help to keep you grounded when you’re making sharp turns or moving quickly around a curve.
LED Daytime Running Lights: Most drivers don’t think about their daytime visibility, but these LED Daytime Running Lights can significantly increase the time you have to respond to surprises on the road, especially when it’s rainy or cloudy. They’re standard on all trim levels.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: With Wide-Angle, Normal, and Top-Down viewing modes, you’ll never have any trouble maneuvering your way through tight spaces, nor with backing in to that perfect parking spot! In all trims, Guidelines or Dynamic Guidelines appear on screen to help you plan your path.
Not even the most advanced safety technologies can prevent one hundred percent of collisions, one hundred percent of the time. In order to minimize the risk posed by crashes, every Honda HR-V has been designed with a full suite of visible and invisible passive protections.
Secure Seating: All five passengers in the Honda HR-V will be protected by three-point seatbelts, and those equipped for the front seats also offer automatic reminders and tensioning. Adjustable Head Restraints are present on all seating positions.
Comprehensive Airbag Protection: Advanced Front Airbags, SmartVent Front Side Airbags, and Side Curtain Airbags with a Rollover Sensor protect first and second-row passengers from the most dangerous collisions. They have been included standard on all HR-V trims.
Advanced Compatibility Engineering: A precise application of rigid and collapsible frame materials—known as ACE, or Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure—allows the Honda HR-V to channel the powerful forces generated by collisions away from those seated in the cabin.
* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.
** MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.