The Advanced 2017 Honda HR-V Safety Features

  • Honda HR-V

    When West Michigan drivers need a new crossover, safety is a top priority, and the 2017 Honda HR-V safety features should put it at the top of your list. With active safety features that keep you in control, passive safety features that respond to danger to protect passengers, and driver-assist features that serve as an extra set of eyes on the road, the HR-V clearly prioritizes safety before all else.

Active Safety Features

When most drivers think of auto safety, seat belts and airbags are some of the first features to come to mind, but the 2017 Honda HR-V safety features include a variety of active technologies that operate constantly to help keep the crossover under your control.

 

Honda HR-V Brake Assist

Braking Systems: The HR-V includes standard anti-lock brakes to prevent lock-up during hard braking, electronic brake distribution to slow all wheels at the same speed, and brake assist to maximize braking force during emergency braking, letting you stop with confidence.

Honda HR-V Stability Assist with Traction Control

Vehicle Stability Assist: This safety feature monitors the position of the HR-V’s wheels and the placement of the steering wheel to determine if they match up; if not, Vehicle Stability Assist kicks in to correct for any oversteer or understeer by adjusting brake pressure and engine performance.

Honda HR-V Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Tire Pressure Monitoring System: A tire that’s low on air can cause erratic behavior on its own, and if you drive on an under-inflated tire for too long, it can damage a sidewall and lead to a blowout. The tire pressure monitoring system is a standard safety feature that alerts you to any tires that may be low on air and in need of a fill-up or a patch.

Honda HR-V Daytime Running Lamps

Daytime Running Lights: Headlights not only help you see at night, they help others see your vehicle, and it turns out that having lights on during the day also makes you more visible to other drivers. The HR-V includes daytime running lights as a standard feature, switching on when the vehicle turns on, making you more visible on the road.

Passive Safety

The 2017 Honda HR-V safety features also include a handful of technologies that are waiting to be put to use; some help protect during an accident, others might respond to a curious child tugging at a door handle.

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure: The frame of the HR-V has been thoroughly engineered for safety, featuring built-in crumple zones and reinforced areas at common collision sites for improved crash safety.
  • Airbags: Three different kinds of airbags help make the cabin of the HR-V even safer, with SmartVent side airbags, dual-stage multi-threshold front airbags (one for the driver and one for the front passenger), and side curtain airbags (with built-in rollover sensor).
  • Three-Point Seat Belts: Gone are the days of the lap belt; each of the HR-V’s five seating positions has a three-point safety belt to secure its occupant. Front seats also include a seat belt reminder and an automatic tensioning system.
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): Child safety seats used to vary wildly, but the LATCH system ensures that the majority of car seats can be safely and quickly secured in your HR-V, with multiple anchors and tethers in the backseat.
  • Child-Proof Rear Door Locks: When a child learns how door handles work, they’ll start to tug on each and every one. Be glad that the HR-V’s rear doors include child-proof locks as a standard feature so no curious fingers open a door on your morning commute.

Driver Assistance

Modern safety features are just as much about alerting the driver to possible hazards and helping them to become more aware, and these HR-V safety features do just that:

 

Honda HR-V Rearview Camera

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Standard on the HR-V, the multi-angle camera offers standard, top-down, and wide-angle views of what’s behind your crossover. Just shift into reverse and the in-dash display will show the camera’s viewpoint, complete with guidelines for peace of mind.

Honda HR-V Lanewatch

Honda LaneWatch: The HR-V’s other camera, LaneWatch is found on the EX and EX-L Navi trims and gives drivers a look at what’s in the passenger-side blind spot. Signal a lane change and the camera’s view comes up on the LCD display so you can get a glimpse over there before deciding to change lanes.

Honda HR-V Real Time AWD

All-Wheel Drive: The HR-V is available with Real Time All-Wheel Drive on each of its trim levels. Unlike some systems, Real Time AWD engages only when it senses a loss of traction, alerting you to the potentially slick or uneven terrain, directing the torque where it needs to go, and then switching back to front-wheel drive after traction is restored.

Test Drive an HR-V

We hope the 2017 Honda HR-V safety features overview has shown the crossover to be truly state of the art when it comes to safety, but we also want you to know that this is just one of the HR-V’s many, many strengths. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive and discover its spacious cabin, advanced technology features, and modern safety amenities.

West Michigan Honda Dealers Association

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