Passive safety features are the kind that lie in wait and only go into action when absolutely necessary. A few examples of these on the 2017 Honda CR-V include:
Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure – If you’re ever in a collision, this innovative body structure will assist in redistributing the impact away from passengers while also working to minimize damage to other vehicles.
Driver and Front Passenger Seat-Belt Reminder – Never forget to strap in again with the help of this system, which sends out sound alerts when the vehicle begins moving and front passengers are not buckled up.
Childproof Rear Door Locks – Keep curious children safe with childproof rear door locks that keep doors closed and drivers at ease.
Airbags – SmartVent front side airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, and advanced front airbags ensure the safety of passengers in the event of a collision.
Driver-assist features let the driver take an active part in maintaining vehicle safety with reminders and other helpful systems. A glimpse at a few of these systems will show:
Lane Keeping Assist System – Stay alert and in your lane with the help of this system, which lets you know when you’ve begun to drift out of your intended lane without signaling a switch.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow – This all-new take on cruise control incorporates the ability to adjust cruising speeds as necessary. The system also grants drivers the ability to set a following speed for the vehicle to trail the one in front of it.
Auto High-Beam Headlights – Auto high-beam headlights eliminate the need to worry about whether or not you’ve turned on your lights and are visible to vehicles around you by automatically emitting bright LED lighting and adjusting when necessary based on oncoming traffic.
Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor – Switching lanes is effortless thanks to a side-mirror-mounted camera that sends video of the lane next to you when you signal to switch—making your blind spot visible.
Active safety features are always in action, working to keep the vehicle as safe and efficient as possible. Some of the active safety features on the CR-V are as follows:
Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – Ensure that your vehicle is always applying the right amount of traction for the weather conditions and terrain with this stability regulation system.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Keep your tire pressure at the best level for maximum fuel efficiency and performance with reminders for when it’s time for a refill.
LED Daytime Running Lights – Stay visible to other drivers with these bright lights that illuminate and ensure that you can see and be seen.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines – Three different camera angles assist drivers in better seeing what’s behind their vehicle, helping them reduce the risk of collision while reversing.
Collision Mitigation Braking System – This system has the ability to detect, alert, and, if necessary, bring your vehicle to a stop when there’s a possibility of a forward-facing collision.
Road Departure Mitigation System – If it’s too dark and visibility is limited or you’re a little fatigued, it can be easy to venture off the road and cause an accident. This system reduces that chance by alerting you if you start to drift.
*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).