Honda is yet to prove otherwise why the iconic Japanese company will not be a dominating force in the world of automotive, and the 2020 Honda CR-V just proves the case. A force to reckon with in the affordable compact SUVs segment, it provides the basic features and a bit more in an affordable package. With a fresh new design given to the exterior and a few surprises in the interior and technology, it is tough for any car company to compete with the CR-V. Yet, the Toyota RAV4, the Ford Escape, and the KIA Sorento still manage to give some kind of competition to the Honda SUV. A well-mannered ride coupled with athletic performance and handling makes it easier on the driver. Voluminous cargo space with an equally spacious cabin, combined with maximum cost efficiency, makes the Honda CR-V the perfect fit for most SUV owners, whether on a budget or not.

In terms of safety, the 2020 Honda CR-V easily gets a 5-star NHTSA rating and is one of the “Top Safety Pick” of IIHS for the 2020 Model Year vehicles. Why wouldn't it? The new body structure is not just for the eyes but also to ensure maximum safety while utilizing minimum weight, to give you that perfect safety - mileage ratio. Not to mention the number of standard features like the lane departure warning and assist system, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning with automated braking to ensure you get the maximum safety.

Built with flagship Honda designing, the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) keeps the passenger area as safe as possible. The vehicle also comes standard with a 4-wheel ABS, six airbags, and a LATCH system for the children. Not to mention the TPMS system, various stability assisting features, and automated high beams that add to the safety quotient.

Drivers who choose the CR-V EX trim level or higher will have the Honda Sensing suite, which comes with more advanced safety features. A couple of the outstanding features are the Collision Mitigation Braking System(CMBS) and Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM).

What features make the 2020 Honda CR-V safe?

There are plenty of features that come standard with the vehicle, but there are also plenty of advanced safety features that are optional coming with the Honda Sensing®, which will be highlighted here:

  • Anti-lock brakes: ABS brakes automatically sense when an accident is about to take place and prevent the wheels of the SUV from locking themselves enabling grip for the user, to stop the SUV from an accident. This is standard on all trims.
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights: This feature utilizes the windshield-mounted camera to detect any vehicles ahead and use the high beams if none are present and the low beams if a vehicle is detected. This feature is exclusive with the Honda Sensing®, which is available with EX-trim and above.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow: This system adjusts the vehicle speed and the following interval just like a regular ACC system, but the Low-Speed feature makes it easier to drive at a stop & go traffic. This feature is exclusive with the Honda Sensing®, which is available with EX-trim and above.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): This feature will only alert the drivers when lane drift is detected without the usage of a turn signal and will apply mild steering torque to maintain proper lane position. It also can apply brake pressure to slow the vehicle enough to not move away from the lane it is on.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): This feature is designed to alert the driver via audible and visual alerts if a potential collision is detected, this is done so to assist the driver in taking corrective actions. If the system finds the collision to be unavoidable it can apply the brakes to reduce the impact. This feature is exclusive with the Honda Sensing®, which is available with EX-trim and above.

Is the 2020 Honda CR-V safe?

With enough standard safety features to give the 2020 Honda CR-V the greenlight, Honda has gone ahead with providing a ton of additional advanced safety features with the Honda Sensing® that comes with the EX-trim and above. There is no doubt that the vehicle is safe. Not to mention that the 2020 Honda CR-V is one of the “Top Safety Pick” for the 2020 Model Year in the IIHS and has a 5-star rating from NHTSA. We would highly recommend going with the EX trim and above, as they have an array of additional safety features, that can make your life easier and thanks to Honda won’t make a big dent in your pockets.

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