Turning into a bonafide legend in the compact crossover SUV segment over the years, the CR-V nameplate is pretty much the benchmark now. The 2018 Honda CR-V comes with go-anywhere ability, excellent interior, and cargo space, good ride quality, and is loaded to the brim with technology. The same applies to its safety technology as well with driver assistance technologies now being available in most trims.
All this starts at an MSRP of just $24,250, which also gives you automatic climate control, cruise control, height-adjustable driver seat, rear-view camera, LED running lights, and so on. There is tough competition it has to face from cars like the Mazda CX-5, the Toyota RAV4, and the Hyundai Tucson. Read more about Honda CR-V safety in this article.
Being one of the top picks for families, the CR-V has that reputation due to an emphasis on safety technology. The Honda CR-V hybrid is also a popular pick for families. Although its base trim is quite bare-bones and we expect future model years to be better equipped, Honda has now employed 57% high-strength steel in the construction of its chassis.
It also gives you the Honda Sensing package which comprises features like road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control with a low-speed follow, blind-spot information, cross-traffic monitor, and so on. This is on top of the passive safety features offered in the car that include antilock disc brakes, advanced airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, and so on.
The platform it is based on is shared with the Honda Civic which also comes with a wide array of safety technologies and good structural engineering. The car generally gives a lot of attention and values the life of the people traveling in it. It has performed very well in crash tests so far and the results are discussed below.
What features make the 2018 Honda CR-V safe?
Although active safety features are not yet standard across all trim levels, they are provided in every trim except the base LX trim. We would recommend spending a bit extra to upgrade to the EX trim level because it comes with the following features.
- Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking system: This advanced driver assistance feature helps you avoid potential collisions by sounding a warning. If the driver fails to respond to this warning, the car applies the brakes automatically.
- Lane keep assist system: This system reads the lane markers to find out whether the car is staying within the lane or straying away. If it detects that the car is going out of lane, it corrects the car by adjusting steering inputs.
- Side-impact door beams: The side-impact door beams are present to prevent injury to passengers when there is a crash from the side of the vehicle. These beams are made of high-strength aluminum and are designed in such a way that they absorb impacts efficiently.
- Driver attention monitoring: The driver attention monitoring system tracks whether the driver is drowsy or fatigued. If so, the car suggests that the driver take a break or stop the car for a while.
- Adaptive cruise control: Adaptive cruise control is a safety feature that adjusts the speed of the car according to the car in front. This can make sure that cruise control does not result in an accident because the car does not slow down sufficiently.
Is the 2018 Honda CR-V safe?
By all means, the Honda CR-V is a practical car that this designed with families in mind. It scores very well in terms of both driver and passenger safety. The suite also extends to the children traveling inside the car. Apart from ensuring good structural safety and excellent passive safety features, the car also provides you with active safety features and keeps the occupants very safe indeed. Some colors are also generating a lot of interest, like the recent Sonic Gray Pearl CR-V popularity.