2017 Honda CR-V Safety Features Let You Drive with More Confidence
Driver-Assistance Safety Features in the CR-V
The 2017 CR-V is well equipped at every trim level, but drivers who want to access the most powerful safety features on the market would do well to explore its trims beyond the base-model LX. In the EX and above, buyers will receive the Honda Sensing safety technologies. It’s easy to kick back and enjoy your time on the road when you have the protection offered by the CR-V’s Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and Road Departure Mitigation. Additional protective technologies, such as a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic monitor and auto high-beam headlights, are also equipped in the EX trim and above.
Adaptive Cruise Control: The ACC system in the CR-V can adjust your cruise control speed automatically when you encounter light traffic. With low-speed follow, you can maintain a safe distance between yourself and other vehicles without ever pressing the brake pedal.
Lane Keeping Assist System: Moving over the centerline can be a harrowing experience, but the CR-V’s Lane Keeping Assist System ensures that you’ll always stay safely in your lane. This feature gently redirects you toward the right when it senses unintentional drift.
Collision Mitigation Braking System: No driver can be prepared for every obstacle they’ll encounter on the road, but with this feature, you’ll enjoy an extra layer of protection from surprises. It looks for obstructions and can bring your vehicle to a complete stop if necessary to avoid a collision.
Road Departure Mitigation: This system works to keep your vehicle away from the outer edge of the road, redirecting you toward its center.
Active CR-V Safety Features
The 2017 Honda CR-V’s suite of active safety features has been designed to connect you with the road and give you greater control over your vehicle’s movement. With LED daytime running lights, which come standard on the CR-V LX, you won’t miss a thing that happens on the roads you travel. Additionally, a tire pressure monitoring system and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control can be employed to maximize your ability to maneuver in changing roadway conditions. Thanks to the inclusion of anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, and brake assist technology, you can always be sure that your CR-V will stop right when you need it to! We should also note that every 2017 CR-V comes standard with a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. When you upgrade to the EX, EX-L, or Touring CR-V trims, the LX’s static camera guidelines will be replaced by even more useful dynamic guidelines.
Passive CR-V Safety Features
The driver-assistance and active safety features that we’ve described so far rest on an exceptionally strong foundation. The passive safety features in the CR-V allow you and your passengers to feel secure at all times, and in the event of a collision, they provide unbeatable protection. The CR-V’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure has been designed to absorb crash energy and direct it away from the passengers in your cabin, who will be protected by three sets of airbags. These include advanced front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. Just as importantly, the CR-V has been built with three-point seatbelts at all seating positions, and those in the first row provide additional protection with automatic tensioning technology and automatic reminders. No modern-day vehicle would be complete without childproof rear door locks and a LATCH system, which makes it easy to securely strap in car seats for small children.