What are the 2020 Honda CR-V Safety Ratings?

March 2nd, 2020 by

2020 Honda CR-V

The 2020 Honda CR-V is a great choice if you are shopping for a tech-savvy, fun-to-drive compact crossover SUV. Along with its efficient performance, available all-wheel drive, exciting color options, and wide array of convenient features, the CR-V safety ratings are a major part of why so many Brick-area drivers are CR-V fans. Learn more about the 2020 CR-V safety ratings and features in this guide from the experts at Honda of Toms River.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

The IIHS* put the 2020 CR-V through a round of rigorous crash tests, and these are the results:


  • Small overlap front, driver, and passenger side: Good*
  • Moderate overlap front: Good*
  • Side: Good*
  • Roof strength: Good*
  • Head restraints and seats: Good*

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

  • Front crash prevention: Superior with optional equipment (highest possible rating)*
  • Headlights: Acceptable*
  • Child seat anchors (LATCH) ease of use: Acceptable*

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The NHTSA** also tested the 2020 Honda CR-V, and this capable crossover received a score card that should help to add confidence to any drive in and around Manahawkin:

  • Overall Rating: 5 Stars**
  • Frontal Crash: 5 Stars**
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars**
  • Rollover: 4 Stars**

Honda CR-V Safety Features and Honda Sensing®

The CR-V earned impressive safety ratings in part due to its updated Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure, which is designed to evenly distribute collision energy and redirect it away from the passenger compartment. In addition, the CR-V is equipped with features such as Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, Brake Assist, LED Daytime Running Lights, Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines, and SmartVent® front side airbags.

All 2020 CR-V trim levels also come equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite, which includes a range of advanced driver assist systems such as:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

Test Drive the New CR-V Today at Honda of Toms River!

To learn more about how the 2020 Honda CR-V can help keep you safe and connected on Berkeley-area roads, stop by Honda of Toms River and take this popular crossover out for a road test. Check out our CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue comparison, and then explore our new CR-V inventory online. We offer a variety of CR-V lease specials, and our finance team is standing by to ensure that you get a deal that is the right fit with your budget. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

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*For more information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, visit https://www.iihs.org

**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. Model tested with standard side airbags.