The Safety Features of the 2018 Honda HR-V

  • Honda HR-V

    The 2018 Honda HR-V is a subcompact crossover SUV with safety embedded in its DNA. As a versatile crossover that’s great for families, it comes fully equipped with a long list of both passive and active safety features, as well as driver-assist technology to help drivers drive better and safer on the road. And as one of several Honda models that have available AWD, it can tackle the New England streets in winter with more control, making sure you get to your destination safely.

Standard Passive Safety

Every model of the HR-V comes with standard passive safety features that on first glance might go unnoticed. But from the engineering to the airbags, these passive features are vital when you need them. The HR-V is built with Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which is designed to absorb crash energy and distribute it away from the passengers inside. Other passive features inside the HR-V that keep everyone safe in the event of an accident include:

  • Advanced Front Airbags
  • SmartVent Front Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seatbelt Reminder
  • Childproof Rear Door Locks
Honda HR-V Seating

Standard Active Safety

Honda HR-V driving

Along with a host of great comfort and technology features inside, the HR-V also comes with a list of active safety features at every trim level, from the entry-level LX to the top-of-the-line EX-L Navi. Some of what you can expect to find inside include: 

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This system ensures that the HR-V maintains good tractive control with the road and can correct imbalances on curves or turns.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system prevents the brakes from locking up, which could cause unsafe skidding on the road.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – This system distributes braking pressure on the wheels individually based on various circumstances including braking, speed, and road conditions.
  • Brake Assist – This system can help bring the HR-V safely to a complete stop more quickly.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – This system keeps track of the pressure in each of the four tires and can notify the driver when it’s time to inflate any of them so they are working at the optimal level of performance and safety.
  • Daytime Running Lights – Illuminate the road ahead while also ensuring that the HR-V is clearly visible to oncoming vehicles, no matter what the weather might be like.

Driver-Assist Technology

Safety meets technology with driver-assist features that can help drivers see more and do more on the road. Some of the technology safety features inside include:

Honda HR-V Rearview Camera

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera – The camera inside the HR-V has three different views—normal, wide, and top-down. Drivers can see what’s behind them and back into and out of tight spaces much more easily. And on the EX and EX-L Navi models, the rearview camera features dynamic guidelines to even more skillfully guide you backward.

Honda HR-V Lanewatch

Honda LaneWatch – A small camera mounted on the passenger-side mirror will display a live video feed on the touchscreen of the activity going on in the driver’s blind spot when a right lane change is signaled. With Honda LaneWatch, drivers can see up to four times more than using the mirror alone. It comes standard on the EX and EX-L Navi models.

More Safety Throughout the Trims

As drivers explore the upper trim levels, you can expect to find even more safety features. They provide added convenience and give drivers more control as they are navigating through an unfamiliar environment.

Honda HR-V Push Start Button

Push-Button Start – Start the engine of the HR-V quickly and easily. It’s both convenient and seamless for when you need to get going with no time to spare.

Honda HR-V Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry – Especially in unfamiliar areas, digging through your bags or pockets for the keys can make you feel extra vulnerable. With keyless entry, you can get inside the HR-V quickly with no fuss.

Honda HR-V Navigation

Navigation System – Getting lost and taking wrong turns down unknown streets is a thing of the past with this satellite-linked navigation system. It also features voice recognition and turn-by-turn directions so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

Test Drive Today

Find out more information on all the safety features inside the 2018 Honda HR-V by visiting your nearest New England Honda Dealer. Explore current offers and financing options, and contact us to schedule a test drive today. We look forward to helping you find your new Honda HR-V.

New England Honda Dealers


Phone: (877) 770-8091

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