The 2018 Honda CR-V is a dynamic crossover that offers plenty of comfort, technology, and safety features. The CR-V’s commitment to safety runs deep and is engineered directly into its body structure as well as offering drivers a long list of features and driver-assist technology to help keep everyone safer on the road. With five different trim levels to choose from, drivers can expect to find both standard features and upgrades throughout the model lineup.
Active and passive safety features as the standard
Honda Sensing suit of driver-assistance technology
Upgraded safety features throughout the trim levels
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded the 2018 Honda CR-V as a Top Safety Pick,* with a superior rating for front crash prevention when equipped with Honda Sensing. The NHTSA has also awarded the CR-V with top scores on crash tests,* including:
Safety is built right into the body structure of the CR-V. Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure utilizes a network of frame structures to absorb crash energy and divert it away from the passengers inside. It also minimizes the force transferred back to the other vehicle involved, keeping everyone on the road safer.
Advance Front Airbags
SmartVent Front Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
3-Point Seat Belts at All Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – Helps keep good tractive control with the road.
Anti-Lock Braking System – Helps minimize skidding due to the brakes locking up.
Electronic Brake Distribution – Applies varied braking pressure to the wheels based on factors including speed, road conditions, and more.
Brake Assist – Helps bring the CR-V to a complete stop more quickly and safely in an emergency braking situation.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Monitors the tire pressure of each of the four wheels and can notify the driver when one dips below the optimal pressure.
LED Daytime Running Lights – Ensure that the CR-V is clearly visible to other vehicles on the road while illuminating the way ahead.
Forward Collision Warning – Front sensors detect when an oncoming vehicle or other object is dangerously approaching the CR-V and can warn the driver to take swift action.
Lane Departure Warning – If the CR-V begins to sway out of its lane on the highway, this system can alert the driver to correct the steering.
Collision Mitigation Braking System – If an oncoming collision is imminent, this system engages the brakes in order to mitigate any impact.
Road Departure Mitigation System – If the CR-V rolls over lane lines or road markings, this system can engage the brakes and steering to keep the CR-V from going off the road.
Lane Keeping Assist System – If the driver fails to respond to the Lane Departure Warning, this system can nudge the steering to bring the CR-V steadily back into the center of the lane.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow – Drivers select their desired speed and distance interval with the vehicle ahead and this system adapts to the natural flow of traffic.
As drivers explore the upper trim levels, more safety features and driver-assistance technology is available including:
Auto High-Beam Headlights
Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor
Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and HD Digital Traffic