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What Are the 2020 Honda CR-V Safety Ratings?

2020 Honda CR-V driving down road

The critically acclaimed and consumer favorite, 2020 Honda CR-V, delivers an array of comfort and convenience features to make every Wheeling ride more enjoyable. What’s more, you can cruise or trailer through Moundsville with confidence knowing that the 2020 Honda CR-V safety ratings are strong across each of the trim levels. The new Honda CR-V was rated by the top automotive experts and has passed with flying colors, receiving praise for the durable body construction and innovative safety features. Learn more about Honda CR-V safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with our Straub Honda team below!


IIHS 2020 CR-V Safety Ratings

While the team here at Straub Honda loves the latest Honda CR-V, when it comes to safety and performance, you don’t have to just take our word for it. The Honda CR-V LX was examined by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)* for Crashworthiness, Crash Avoidance Mitigation Headlights, Child Seat Anchors, and more. Here is how the Honda CR-V fared when put to the IIHS test:


  • 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*

NHTSA 2020 CR-V Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration** also endeavored to create a Honda CR-V safety rating. The NHTSA put the Honda CR-V LX FWD through a series of crash tests, rating the results on a 5-star scale. The Honda CR-V safety ratings for the four main crash tests are as follows:

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

Honda CR-V Standard Safety Features

The standard Honda CR-V tested well when rated by the IIHS and the NHTSA thanks to a strong design and impressive standard safety specs. When you elect the budget-friendly base model, you can enjoy the following safety features:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Brake Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
  • Smart Vent® front side airbags

Honda Sensing®

If you prefer to tack on extra safety features for your growing Triadelphia family or for added peace of mind, the Honda CR-V EX trim or higher is the perfect option. When you make the upgrade, you can enjoy the incredible Honda Sensing® suite offering innovative driver-assist features. If you go for the Honda CR-V EX trim or higher, you’ll have the Honda Sensing® suite backing you up with. The Honda Sensing® suite includes features like:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines

Feel Safe Behind the Wheel of a Honda CR-V

As you review the Honda CR-V safety ratings, it becomes clear that the latest edition of this SUV is the perfect investment for Steubenville drivers. When you get behind the wheel, your own Honda CR-V safety rating is likely to align with the expert opinions due to the intuitive design of the Honda safety specs. When you are ready to upgrade to a safer ride, our Straub Honda finance team will help you secure a favorable deal. Apply for financing online to get ahead of the game, or contact us to learn more about the incredible 2020 Honda CR-V. You can see how this SUV stacks up against the Jeep Cherokee. Interested in a more agile option? Closely compare the Honda Civic vs. Honda Accord with our team!

*For more information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, visit

**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 Model tested with standard side airbags.

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