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.

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure

ACE™ utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle.


Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

The CR-Z's 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 during hard braking. The Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) system balances the front/rear braking forces during dynamic loading.


Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System

Front 3-point seat belts with an automatic tensioning system ride across the lap and chest to help restrain occupants during sudden stops or impact.


Driver's and Passenger's Active Head Restraints

The driver's and passenger's active head restraints help reduce the likelihood of neck injury in a sufficient rear impact collision.


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

The CR-Z 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.

[1] Airbags inflated for display purposes


SmartVent™ Front Side Airbags

In the event of a moderate-to-severe side impact, the SmartVent™ front side airbag is designed to deploy and inflate quickly to maximize potential protection for properly seated occupants. This helps 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.

[1] Honda reminds you and your passengers to always buckle up. Children 12 and under are safest when properly restrained in the rear seat.


Side Curtain Airbags

To help reduce the likelihood of head and neck injuries in side collisions, all CR-Z models feature side curtain airbags. The side curtain airbag module is positioned along the side of the headliner. In the event of a sufficient side impact, this system will activate to help provide protection for the driver and passenger.

[1] Airbags inflated for display purposes


Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) enhance the CR-Z's visibility. EX models are equipped with LED DRLs, which add a highly visible light.


Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

TPMS monitors all four tires, alerting the driver before pressure 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.


Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control

This sophisticated safety system aids the driver in retaining control of the vehicle if side slippage is detected during oversteer or understeer conditions. When the driver is cornering or must make a sudden maneuver and traction loss is detected, the system will engage to help restore the driver's intended course[1].

[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.