2020 Honda HR-V Safety Features
Honda wants all drivers to feel safe on the roads of Centennial, Aurora, and Denver, which is why they put the utmost safety measures into each vehicle in their lineup.
Among these vehicles is the 2020 Honda HR-V, a commendable crossover with a slew of confidence-boosting systems from active driver technologies to innovative design details.
Today, the folks at Mile High Honda are here to highlight them all in the following 2020 Honda HR-V safety features review. To discover just how the HR-V works to ensure your well-being, continue reading the sections below!
2020 HR-V Safety Ratings
We’re not the only ones who think the 2020 Honda HR-V is safe, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) thinks so, too.
In fact, the 2020 Honda HR-V Touring with LED headlights was awarded the 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK. It’s quite the recognition and is handed out to vehicles that score Good on all IIHS crash tests, consisting of the following categories:
- Crashworthiness: How well the vehicle is able to protect its passengers during a crash.
- Crash avoidance and mitigation: The technology that can prevent or lessen the severity of a crash.
Furthermore, the 2020 Honda HR-V was given a Superior rating in regard to vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention when fitted with optional equipment.
The Assurance of Honda Sensing®
Many modern vehicles on the road today are equipped with their own set of safety features. However, not all of them are as intuitive and innovative as Honda Sensing®.
What is Honda Sensing®, exactly? It’s a suite of active safety features designed to provide guidance and peace of mind. Here’s what it entails:
Lane Keeping Assist System: Sometimes we may stray from our designated lane, especially when making longer trips. That’s where the Lane Keeping Assist System comes in. It can gently adjust steering to keep your vehicle centered.
Collision Mitigation Braking System™: The 2020 HR-V can sense a potential collision and brake the vehicle. By doing so, it can lessen the severity of the impact or even avoid the accident altogether.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow: A high-tech cruise control feature that maintains a set distance from the car ahead of you. It can adjust to the flow of traffic, so you don’t have to manually change your speed.
Road Departure Mitigation System: Road Departure Mitigation uses a camera to monitor road markings. If the Honda HR-V starts to depart from your lane, this advanced safety system will alert you and potentially take action to keep you between the lines on the road.
2020 Honda HR-V: Passive Safety Features
Safety systems are generally divided into two categories: passive safety, and active safety. Passive safety features are elements designed to limit the damage of an occurring accident. Let’s take a look at the various passive safety features found inside the HR-V.
All 2020 HR-V trim levels come equipped with SmartVent® front side airbags. These airbags are specially designed to protect the driver and front passenger in the event of a side impact. Using side-impact sensors on both sides of the vehicle, the car can detect a side collision, deploying the side airbags if needed.
Another standard implementation is known as the ACE™ (Advanced Compatibility Engineering™) Body Structure. This body design is exclusive to Honda vehicles and uses a network of front frame structures to deflect and absorb the energy from a frontal collision. In turn, the force transferred to the cabin is reduced and more evenly dispersed to other vehicles, making everyone involved—not just HR-V drivers—a bit safer.
That’s not all, either. The HR-V offers plenty more standard passive safety systems, like Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH), driver’s and front passenger’s seat-belt reminder, and child-proof rear door locks.
Today’s modern age has brought about various technological advancements, particularly when it comes to your automobile. Not only do these systems keep you connected, informed, and entertained, but they also work to help keep you safe.
One example is the standard Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®. This system allows drivers to send and receive calls directly through the HR-V’s infotainment system. Pairing your compatible smartphone to your HR-V will sync all your contacts and call history, so you can chat to your heart’s content while keeping your hands safely on the wheel.
The multi-angle rearview camera is another of these systems. Here, three different views—normal, top-down, and wide—provide a clear view behind your vehicle.
Thirdly, we have available Honda LaneWatch™. When you signal right, the passenger-side roadway will be displayed onto your Display Audio touch-screen.
2020 Honda HR-V: Safe & Secure
Keeping the people safe inside your HR-V is extremely important, but it’s also important to keep the stuff inside your HR-V secure, too. Luckily, the 2020 Honda HR-V offers a wide range of accessories to keep everything secure and in its place, such as:
- Cargo Organizer: Featuring separating dividers, the available cargo organizer is a great way to keep items secure and upright. It’s made of a sturdy canvas material for extra support and folds flat when not in use.
- Cargo Net: The cargo net is made of elastic cord construction and easily fits over larger items, keeping them tightly secure without applying too much pressure to cause damage.
- Cargo Liner: Helps protect the carpeting of your cargo area from debris caused by stored items, such as sports equipment or tools.
Thanks to these optional accessories, you can drive with confidence knowing your belongings will stay right where they belong.
Drive Safe in the 2020 Honda HR-V
Now that you know all about the HR-V’s safety, it’s time to see this SUV up close! If you live in the areas of Centennial, Aurora, or Denver, come visit Mile High Honda today and ask our team for more information about the 2020 Honda HR-V safety features.
You can even schedule a test drive at Mile High Honda today and see why the HR-V is the right SUV for you. We hope to see you soon!