Safety First: A Comprehensive Review of the Advanced Safety Features in the Honda HR-V

Safety is an essential car-buying factor that all shoppers consider when purchasing a new vehicle. For families, especially, having all of the latest safety features can give peace of mind while driving on the road. As one of the industry leaders in automobile safety, Honda is committed to keeping everyone safe on the road, including other drivers and pedestrians. Due to Honda's commitment, car shoppers can have high expectations for the current lineup of available models.

One of the best options on the market is the Honda HR-V, as it provides plenty of active and passive safety features. Plus, drivers will have access to a host of driver-assistive safety features, like adaptive cruise control and a collision mitigation braking system. We'll discuss these safety features in more depth, so you can feel confident purchasing the Honda HR-V. 

The Honda Sensing Suite

At the heart of Honda's commitment to safety lies the Honda Sensing suite of technologies. This collection of advanced safety features is designed to assist drivers in making informed decisions and mitigating potential accidents. Among the standout features of the Honda Sensing suite are adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and collision mitigation braking.

Adaptive Cruise Control

The adaptive cruise control (ACC) system goes beyond traditional cruise control by using radar and cameras to monitor the distance between your vehicle and the one ahead. It not only maintains a preset speed but also automatically adjusts the speed to keep a safe following distance. This feature takes the stress out of highway driving, ensuring a safer and more relaxed experience.

Additionally, all trim levels feature traffic jam assist, which works in much the same way as adaptive cruise control. With this feature, the system will work in congested traffic conditions when you're traveling below 45 mph. Since driving in heavy traffic can be a pain, the traffic jam assist will help reduce stress and rear-end collisions.

Lane Departure Warning

Lane departure warning systems use cameras to track the vehicle's position within its lane. If the vehicle begins to drift without the turn signal activated, the system alerts the driver through visual or auditory cues. This technology proves invaluable in preventing accidental lane departure, which can lead to potentially dangerous situations.

The lane-keeping assist function takes this technology one step further by also offering automatic steering correction. The purpose of this feature is meant to keep your car from drifting out of a detected lane while cruising on the highway. If the system detects that your vehicle is headed into another lane, it will offer a warning and a slight steering correction if the driver doesn't correct the course.

Collision Mitigation Braking System

The collision mitigation braking system is designed to detect potential frontal collisions and alert the driver. If the driver fails to respond in time, the system can automatically apply the brakes to mitigate or avoid the collision. This technology is a game-changer in preventing accidents and reducing the severity of collisions. With this feature, Honda vehicles can improve overall road safety for everyone. 



Active and Passive Safety Features on the HR-V

Besides having the latest advanced technology to avoid collisions and keep driving stress-free, Honda models are also equipped with an abundance of active and passive safety features. From having an advanced body structure to multiple airbags, the current model year Honda HR-V boasts plenty of safety features to keep everyone in the vehicle safe in the event of a collision. 

The HR-V boasts a rigid body construction that enhances crash safety performance. By using high-strength steel in critical areas and employing advanced engineering techniques, Honda has created a robust vehicle structure that can better absorb and dissipate impact energy during collisions. Also, Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure is a unique innovation that further enhances collision safety. It's designed to disperse collision forces across a wider area, reducing the concentration of energy in one specific spot and enhancing occupant protection.

There are also other passive safety features available in the HR-V, including multiple advanced airbags, a seat belt reminder for all occupants, child-proof locks, and a rear seat reminder. These safety features are great for families looking for child-friendly vehicles. However, active safety features also play a big role in the protection of vehicle occupants. HR-V drivers will have access to active safety features, such as

  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • An anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • LED daytime running lights (DRL)

Peace of Mind

The integration of the Honda Sensing suite of technologies and the abundance of active and passive safety features in the Honda HR-V exemplifies Honda's unwavering commitment to safety. All occupants of the car can experience peace of mind knowing that they are surrounded by cutting-edge safety features and a vehicle designed to withstand and mitigate potential hazards. From preventing collisions to ensuring your back passengers have their seatbelts securely fastened, the HR-V is fully loaded with safety features designed to keep everyone in your vehicle safe.

Another great aspect of the Honda HR-V's safety features is its availability in every trim level. Though car shoppers have the option to choose between three trim levels at varying price points, all of the safety features (including the Honda Sensing Suite) come standard on every trim. For those who are on a budget, this is great news. You'll be able to opt for the base trim of the HR-V and still receive all of the basic safety features you need to feel safe. We carry the current model year HR-V, so visit our dealership in Miami for a test drive of this safety-conscious vehicle.