Honda is committed to providing safety for everyone—that means crash protection not only for our own drivers and passengers, but also for other vehicle occupants, and injury mitigation for pedestrians. We are dedicated to identifying and implementing advanced designs and features that help enhance the safety of vehicles on the road. Learn more.
 

Rearview Camera

Moving in reverse can be especially stressful in an SUV versus a car. No worries, because a multi-angle camera comes standard on this small SUV. The NHTSA-recommended Advanced Safety Feature[1] helps you view what's behind you from three different angles.

[1] Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle. The CR-V is equipped with a rearview video system recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Information about crash avoidance technologies as part of the Government 5-Star Safety Ratings program can be found at www.safercar.gov.



 

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

The latest safety innovation, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), helps you reduce the likelihood of hitting what's detected in front of you by automatically applying brake pressure. A radar system mounted in the front grille can sense when you are at risk for a frontal collision, at which point it can sound a warning, and, as needed, automatically apply the brakes and tighten the front seat belts [1]. [Touring]

[1] CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.



 

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

On Touring models, a small camera mounted at the top of the front windshield can track lane markings on the road, and it can determine when the driver is making an un-indicated departure from a detected lane [1]. Visual alerts will light up on the driver's instrument panel and the system also can provide an audible warning.

[1] LDW only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use. LDW may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.



 

3-Point Seat Belts at All Seating Positions and Front-Seating Automatic Tensioning Systems

All front and rear seating positions have 3-point seat belts that ride across the lap and chest to help restrain occupants during sudden stops or impact. The front seats feature an automatic tensioning system.



 

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)

The CR-V is equipped with dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS). One or both of these airbags will be deployed only in the event of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are capable of being inflated at different rates depending on crash severity, seat-belt usage and/or other factors. Frontal airbags are designed to supplement the seat belts to help reduce the likelihood of head and upper body injuries in frontal crashes.

Airbags inflated for display purposes.



 

SmartVent® Front Side Airbags

In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the SmartVent® side airbag is designed to deploy and inflate quickly to maximize potential protection for properly seated occupants, helping to protect the driver's or front passenger's upper body from injury, or vent before fully inflating if an occupant is in the side airbag deployment path, thereby decreasing the likelihood for an airbag-related injury.

Airbags inflated for display purposes.



 

Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor

To help reduce the likelihood of head and neck injuries for outboard occupants in side collisions, all CR-V models feature standard side curtain airbags. In the event of a sufficient side impact, this system will activate to help provide protection for both front and rear outboard passengers. The side curtain airbags are also connected to a rollover sensor to help provide protection in a rollover.

Airbags inflated for display purposes.



 

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure

The latest generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is a Honda-exclusive body design that's built for occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal collisions. The ACE design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the SUV. This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment and can help to more evenly disperse the forces transferred to other vehicles in a crash.



 

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Motion-Adaptive EPS

Vehicle Stability Assist™[1] can brake individual wheels and/or reduce engine power in the event of an oversteer or understeer condition, and help the driver regain the intended path. The system also features a traction control function to help prevent wheelspin during acceleration.

[1] VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.



 

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

The anti-lock braking system (ABS) uses a special modulator to pulse the brakes to help prevent wheel lockup. This helps the driver retain steering control when braking hard. The Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system balances the braking forces at each wheel according to how the CR-V is dynamically loaded.



 

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Driving on underinflated tires can be unsafe, and it's often difficult for drivers to tell if their tires are low on air. This system electronically monitors the pressure in all four tires and alerts the driver when pressure in any tire becomes significantly low[1].

[1] For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. Please see your Honda dealer for details.



 

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) (EX and above) help to ensure that the CR-V is always visible to other drivers on the road. It's a simple but important part of staying safe.



 

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)

The rear seats feature the Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) mounting system for use with compatible child seats.