2020 Honda CR-V Safety Ratings

March 30th, 2020 by

2020 Honda CR-V with man loading trunk cargo

The 2020 Honda CR-V is a fun-to-drive, tech-savvy crossover SUV that is loaded with interior features to enhance your Branford commute. In addition, the CR-V safety ratings add extra peace of mind on your New Haven-area commute. This guide from Westbrook Honda will help you learn more about the 2020 CR-V safety ratings and features.


Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

The IIHS* conducts rigorous crash tests to assess vehicle safety. Here is the IIHS score card for the 2020 CR-V:


  • Small overlap front, driver, and passenger side: Good*
  • Moderate overlap front: Good*
  • Side: Good*
  • Roof strength: Good*
  • Head restraints and seats: Good*

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

  • Front crash prevention: Superior with optional equipment (highest possible rating)*
  • Headlights: Acceptable*
  • Child seat anchors (LATCH) ease of use: Acceptable*

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The results of the NHTSA** testing of the 2020 Honda CR-V should offer a level of confidence and security to many New London-area drivers:

  • Overall Rating: 5 Stars**
  • Frontal Crash: 5 Stars**
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars**
  • Rollover: 4 Stars**

Honda CR-V Safety Features and Honda Sensing®

The CR-V features the updated Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure, which is designed to evenly distribute collision energy and redirect it away from the passenger compartment. Other CR-V safety features include SmartVent® front side airbags, LED Daytime Running Lights, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, Brake Assist, and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines.

Every 2020 CR-V trim level is also equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite. Honda Sensing® helps to increase awareness and safety with advanced driver assist systems such as:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

Test Drive the New CR-V Today at Westbrook Honda!

The Honda CR-V safety ratings, along with its impressive fuel economy, make this crossover SUV a great choice for Westbrook families. See how the CR-V compares to the Honda HR-V and Pilot, as well as competing models such as the Nissan Rogue. Explore our new CR-V inventory, and make sure to check out our current CR-V lease specials. If you have questions please feel free to contact us.
*For more information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, visit https://www.iihs.org.

**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.