What You Need To Know About
The 2017 Honda CRV Safety Ratings
by Bill Flitter
My family is currently looking to buy a new SUV. But which one? This is why the 2017 Honda CRV safety ratings are of interest to us. However, our minds are completely open to any make or model, as long as it holds up to the rigors of family life in the burbs, including the following.
- Costco/Sam’s Club runs
- Hauling gear to sporting events
- Carpooling the kid’s teams
- High safety standards
- Low maintenance
- Seat the entire family
- Great gas mileage
Oh, and we want to get the best deal possible.
After much consideration, we narrowed our search down to the Honda Pilot, Honda CRV, and the Toyota 4Runner. In this post, I’ll cover the safety aspects of the Honda CRV (and I’ll review the safety aspects of the 4Runner and Pilot in separate posts).
Additional posts will cover the best features, technology, and maintenance issues for each of the Toyota 4Runner, Honda Pilot, and the Honda CRV.
2017 Honda CRV Safety Ratings
The 2017 Honda CRV scores 5 stars for both the FWD and AWD models. These starts come from the NHTSA. Here’s a breakdown of the 2017 Honda CRV safety ratings. This new model is a complete redesign of the 2016 model.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cruise control is something I absolutely love while driving down the highway and now Honda made it even better.
Both the Honda Pilot and the CRV offer ACC.
The 2017 Honda CRV has Advanced Front Airbags (i-SRS); SmartVent® Front Side Airbags; and Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor.
The 2017 Honda CRV has Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD); and Brake Assist.
Auto High-beam Headlights
The 2017 Honda CRV has Auto High-beam headlights; multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-off, and fog lights. The Touring model comes with LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off (low & high beam).
The difference between the CRV and the Pilot and 4Runner, is that the CRV has Auto High-beams, while the Pilot and 4Runner have Auto-leveling, which is for when you’re driving over steep hills or bumps in the road.
The blind spot monitor is a vehicle-based sensor device that detects other vehicles located to the driver’s side and rear. The 2017 model of the Honda Pilot and Toyota 4Runner both have this feature; however, the CRV also has the Cross Traffic Monitor.
Child Safety Locks
The Honda CRV, Honda Pilot and Toyota 4Runner all offer Child Safety Locks, which means the driver of the car can push a button to stop any passengers from unlocking their door, which includes 4 year olds in the backseat.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute have a rating system of Good, Acceptable, Marginal, and Poor. Both the 2017 Honda Pilot and CRV scored Good in all categories with a Superior rating for front crash prevention.
The headlights and Child Seat Anchors received scores of Acceptable (as compared to the 4Runners score of Marginal in that respective category).
Lane Keeping Assist System
While the Honda Pilot and Toyota 4Runner have a Lane-departure Warning feature, the CRV has a similar Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). The following is from Honda.
If you cross a detected lane line without using your turn signal, a message appears on the DII and a beep sounds. Light steering torque is applied to help keep your vehicle within the lane.
VSA® with Traction Control
The 2017 Honda CRV’s Traction Control is called Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and does exactly as it sounds, it helps prevent the vehicle from losing traction with the road.
It does this by regulating the engine’s output, and by selectively applying braking.
The 2017 Honda CRV (and the Pilot) has a multi-angle, rearview camera, which comes standard on all models. This camera comes in very useful for parallel parking or when backing up.
The camera comes with Dynamic Guidelines for the EX, EX-L, and Touring.
Additional Features of the CRV
- Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
- Daytime Running Lights
- 3-point seat belts
- Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
- Security system comes standard on all models except the LX
Over To You
The remodeled 2017 Honda CRV does have some impressive safety features, like Cross Traffic Monitor and the rearview camera. Additionally, it has adaptive cruise control and an excellent crash test rating. Which features are most important for you and your family?