Honda HR-V 2016 gets five-star safety score
THE 2016 Honda HR-V has earned a five-star rating, overall, in crash-testing though the results aren’t quite top-tier.
In frontal crash testing (35 mph into a fixed barrier), the HR-V was able to achieve just four stars for both male-size occupants in the driver’s seat and female-size passengers.
The HR-V did, however, achieve top five-star results in all aspects of side testing, including a structurally demanding side pole test.
So far, that puts the HR-V, which is an entirely new small compact crossover model, a step behind the safety ratings earned by the current Honda Fit, on which the HR-V is based. The 2015 and 2016 Honda Fit earn five stars in every category of testing.