The Safest Cars for Hampton Roads Drivers

  • 2016 Honda CR-V

    While safety is a top concern for all family vehicles, we’ve seen that each of our Hampton Roads drivers is always searching for the safest cars to drive home. Honda builds all of their vehicles for safety, and we want to show you just what sets the Honda lineup apart from other vehicles. Read on to learn about the advanced safety features that make the vehicles at Hampton Roads Honda Dealers safe for drivers and passengers.

Honda Safety Features

Honda has always pushed the envelope on safety, giving drivers more and more features that are designed to keep everyone safe. Standard on each new Honda vehicle are amenities that include:

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure
  • Front, Side, and Side Curtain Airbags
  • Three-Point Seat Belts
  • Vehicle Stability Assist
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Rearview Camera System with Guidelines

Honda also gives drivers a wide range of safety feature upgrades to choose from, including the Honda LaneWatch blind spot camera system and the advanced suite of Honda Sensing safety features.

What Is Honda Sensing?

Honda Sensing is a suite of advanced safety technologies that helps keep the driver’s attention on the road and can help avoid a collision. Models equipped with Honda Sensing have features like:


Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Forward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning

Collision Mitigation Braking System

Collision Mitigation Braking

Road Departure Mitigation

Road Departure Mitigation

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist


Right now, the Honda Sensing safety features can be added onto all current Civic and Accord models and are found on select CR-V and Pilot models.

Sedans and Coupes

Honda has built a reputation for safety that goes back decades, and the 2016 Honda Civic and 2017 Honda Accord have asserted themselves as two of the safest sedans on the road. With the advanced standard and available safety features detailed above and Honda Sensing available as an upgrade at every trim level, it’s little wonder that these cars have earned top marks from the IIHS and the NHTSA:

  • Civic: The 2016 Civic with Honda Sensing earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS,* and all Civic Sedans and Civic Coupes earned 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Ratings from the NHTSA.**
  • Accord: The 2016 Accord Sedan and Coupe scored 5-Star NHTSA Overall Vehicle Safety Ratings,** and models with Honda Sensing earned 2016 Top Safety Pick+ awards from the IIHS.*

The 2017 Accord’s safety scores are still forthcoming, though we think the Accord’s performance in the 2016 safety tests is evidence of how it will perform.

Crossovers and SUVs

We’ve broken down why we think the 2016 Honda Pilot is one of the safest SUVs, but it’s not the only high-riding crossover in the lineup. In addition to the eight-passenger Pilot, Honda has five-passenger crossovers in the 2016 CR-V and HR-V. In addition to the standard safety tech we detailed above, the Pilot and CR-V both have Honda Sensing safety features available.

We hope you never have to see firsthand how those features work, but you should feel confident they can keep everyone safe. See how Honda’s crossovers performed in the NHTSA and IIHS safety tests:

  • HR-V: The NHTSA awarded the HR-V a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.**
  • CR-V: The IIHS awarded their 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award to CR-V models with Honda Sensing features,* and the NHTSA granted the crossover a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.**
  • Pilot: Like the CR-V, the Pilot took home a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ when equipped with Honda Sensing* and earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA.**

While the HR-V has yet to receive the Honda Sensing treatment, it does have features like Honda LaneWatch available.

Rearview Camera


Honda has just the one minivan, but the 2016 Honda Odyssey has no trouble taking on its competitors. When it comes to safety features, you’ll find the following standard and available amenities on the Odyssey:

  • Rearview camera with guidelines (multi-angle camera available)
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Honda LaneWatch

While the full suite of Honda Sensing features has yet to make its way to the Odyssey, it has still earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS when equipped with its Forward Collision Warning system,*** and the NHTSA awarded the Odyssey a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.**

Find Your Honda

The entire lineup of new Honda vehicles is available now at Hampton Roads Honda Dealers, and whether you’re in the market for a new small car, a family-sized SUV, or a pickup truck, we think there’s something for you here. Stop by and ask one of our team members to go over the standard and available features that make these some of the safest cars on the road.

*2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are given in recognition of superior crash safety performance.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
***The following 2016 models have been awarded an esteemed TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their excellent safety performance: Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, CR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey.

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