What Does the Honda HR-V Safety Suite Have in Store?

  • Honda HR-V

    The 2018 Honda HR-V has been launched, and Capital Region drivers are interested in learning all they can about this extremely interesting new addition to Honda’s lineup. The HR-V has undergone changes in many different departments, but one of the most important of them all is the safety department. The features encompassed in this area are responsible for keeping passengers safe and deserve special attention. Keep reading to learn all about the Honda HR-V safety offerings and how they work for you.

Active Safety Features

Active safety features are the heart of the safety department. These are features that go into action every time you start your vehicle and work diligently to ensure that the vehicle is protected from dangerous situations when in motion. Active safety features can range far and wide, but they all hold a special place in the overall vehicle safety. Systems like vehicle stability assist with traction control, brake assist, and daytime running lights are just a few that fall into this category and are especially helpful on all-wheel drive vehicles like the HR-V. Other such features include:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera – This feature comes standard on all trim levels of the HR-V and provides drivers with a normal, top-down, and wide-angle view of the area behind their vehicle when they begin reversing. This can help to avoid obstacles.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Having ideal tire pressure levels plays a larger role in vehicle safety than some may think. In order to ensure that you’re always driving with a safe tire pressure, this system monitors pressure and alerts you when it’s time for maintenance.
Honda HR-V Rearview Camera

Passive Safety Features

honda HR-V Interior Seating

Another incredibly important area of Honda HR-V safety comes from passive safety features. Unlike the name may suggest, these features are just as essential as active safety features, even though they don’t actively go into overdrive when the vehicle starts. Passive safety features work behind the scenes to ensure that in the case of a collision or other emergency situation, the vehicle and passengers are protected from harm. Features that help carry this task out include front three-point seatbelts with automatic tensioning, lower anchors and tethers for children, and seatbelt reminders. A few other notable areas include:

  • Airbags – The 2018 Honda HR-V comes with a comprehensive airbag system consisting of advanced front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with rollover sensor—protecting passengers from every angle.
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure – The high-strength steel composition of the HR-V helps to better distribute the impact of a collision to reduce harm to passengers.

Driver-Assist Features

Another, more hands-on, mode of safety comes through driver-assist features. These are systems that give drivers more control over keeping the vehicle safe by providing extra aides that assist drivers with making the safest driving decisions in various situations. These systems also keep the driver more informed about what is happening outside of the vehicle that could pose a possible threat, so that it can be avoided. Features we count on to get this done include:

  • Honda LaneWatch – Standard on the EX and EX-L Navi trims is the LaneWatch system, which uses a small camera on the right-side mirror that displays a view of the lane next to you when you signal right to make switching lanes safer.
  • Brake Button – The handy brake button allows drivers to quickly engage the parking brake with the simple press of a button.
Honda HR-V Lanewatch

Take the Safe 2018
Honda HR-V for a Spin

When we pool all of the above features together, we get a long list of helpful, highly rated safety features that are constantly working to keep the people and things we love safe. Now that you’re familiar with the Honda HR-V safety features, it’s important to take time to check out other areas that make the HR-V the beast that it is. To learn more about owning an HR-V of your own, just visit your local Capital Region Honda Dealer and we’ll be happy to assist you! You can also reach us online where we can assist you with scheduling a test drive, financing options, and current offers.

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Capital Region Honda Dealers
Capital Region Honda Dealers
391 S State Rd Cheshire
Cheshire, MA, 01225 United States
(888) 794-9805
Capital Region Honda Dealers 42.551937, -73.163808.