The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced the 2019 Honda HR-V has earned a Top Safety Pick (TSP) rating when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights, including the highest possible rating of “Good” in all six crashworthiness tests and a “Superior” rating for its available Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), part of the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistive and safety technologies.
Refreshed for the 2019 model year, the 2019 HR-V received numerous updates to its structure to improve frontal crash performance, as demonstrated in the IIHS' small and moderate front overlap tests.
In addition, Honda Sensing is now standard on EX and above trims, which, in addition to CMBS, includes Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). On the new-for-2019 HR-V Touring trim, multi-element LED headlights earned an Acceptable rating in the IIHS evaluation.
The HR-V for the U.S. market is sourced from the company’s assembly plant in Celaya, Guanajuato, central Mexico.