2017 Honda CR-V Earns IIHS Top Safety Marks

The redesigned Honda CR-V has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Like the previous-generation model, the 2017 Honda CR-V earned good ratings on all crashworthiness tests and the optional front crash prevention system earns a superior rating. The LED headlights that come with the CR-V’s Touring trim received an acceptable rating, while the halogen lights on the model’s other trims are rated marginal.

The front crash prevention system helped the CR-V avoid collisions in the Institute’s 12- and 25-mph track tests. The system also has a forward collision warning system that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.

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In order to earn a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award from IIHS, a vehicle must have good ratings in the small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also must have an available front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating, while the headlights must receive an acceptable or good rating.

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