• 2016 Honda CR-V

The Safest SUVs for Albany Drivers

There are few auto brands in the world with a reputation for safety that can come close to Honda’s, and if you’re shopping for the safest SUVs in the Albany area, you should be making a Capital Region Honda Dealer your first stop. Honda SUVs have been trendsetters in style, fuel economy, and yes, even safety. The new 2016 Honda HR-V just earned a top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),* just like its bigger siblings, the CR-V and the Pilot.

With the new Honda Sensing safety features available, the 2016 Pilot and CR-V models have even managed to snag 2016 Top Safety Pick+ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).**

Standard Features of the Safest SUVs

Honda’s recent updates to the standard features packages of their vehicles have brought quite a bit in the way of connectivity and entertainment, including Bluetooth for phone and audio and a crystal clear display screen in the dash. Along with the convenience and connectivity features, Honda has also been upgrading the safety amenities.

Each new Honda SUV comes standard with the following safety features:

  • Three-point seat belts
  • Traction and stability control
  • A suite of airbags (including front and side curtains)
  • Active head restraints to reduce the risk of neck injuries

Each vehicle also comes standard with a multi-view rear camera that lets you look at what’s behind your crossover or SUV at three different angles: standard, top-down, and wide-angle. All it takes to trigger the camera is to shift into reverse.

Safety Ratings

We’ve already mentioned the two organizations that are industry leaders in safety testing: the NHTSA and the IIHS. They rank vehicles on different criteria and use different scores to determine which are the best.

The NHTSA runs on a star system, scoring cars from 0–5 stars in a variety of crash tests. The IIHS ranks vehicles using words like “good” (their highest score) and “acceptable” for crash tests and “advanced” or “superior” for crash prevention. In order to get a Top Safety Pick+ (the IIHS’s highest award), a vehicle must score “good” in all crash tests and at least an “advanced” in frontal crash prevention.

The 2016 Honda HR-V earned its first safety award, a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA,* and soon after it was named on the “Best Safety Rated SUVs of 2016” list by the editors at Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.***

The 2016 Honda CR-V scored a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating from the NHTSA as well,* and like the HR-V, it also earned a spot on the Kelley Blue Book list of “Best Safety Rated SUVs of 2016.”*** To top it all off, 2016 CR-V Touring models feature Honda Sensing safety features that earned it a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS.**

Like its smaller siblings, the 2016 Honda Pilot was awarded an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating,* and models equipped with Honda Sensing features earned 2016 Top Safety Pick+ awards.** It too took a place on the Kelley Blue Book “Best Safety Rated SUVs of 2016” list, placing all of Honda’s SUVs in high regard on KBB.com.***

What Is Honda Sensing?

While competing vehicles like the 2016 Nissan Rogue and the 2016 GMC Terrain have some modern amenities, the difference between their features and Honda Sensing is the difference between recognition by the IIHS or no recognition at all. But just what is “Honda Sensing?”

Honda has developed a suite of advanced safety features that can help bring a driver’s attention to the road and reduce the risk of accidents; at Capital Region Honda Dealers, we think it’s the future of safety technology.

The Honda Sensing features include:


Forward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning: By using a combination of radar and camera detection, this system is able to detect a potential collision and alert you with enough time to slow or stop your vehicle.

Collision Mitigation Braking

Collision Mitigation Braking: If the Honda vehicle detects that there is not enough time for you to come to a complete stop, it can apply the brakes automatically to help mitigate the damage or avoid the collision.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control: Using the same system as the Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control monitors the speed of cars around you and adjust your cruise settings.

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist: By monitoring the pavement, this system can detect if you have started to drift from your lane, alerting you of a drift and bringing your focus back to driving.

Road Departure Mitigation

Road Departure Mitigation: This safety system monitors markings on the side of the road and alerts you if it senses you will be heading off-road without meaning to.


No safety features can compare with paying attention to the road and being a safe driver, but Honda Sensing amenities can help give you another set of eyes on the road, just in case.

Drive Home One of the Safest SUVs

If you’re looking to drive home one of the safest SUVs in the Albany area, you’ve come to the right place. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of a new 2016 Honda SUV and see it for yourself.

*Safety matters most, and the 2016 CR-V, Accord, Fit, Odyssey and HR-V earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
**The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.
***For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
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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.