2016 Honda CR-V  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#46 of 2016 SUVs

#127 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Honda CR-V
The CR-V, a mainstay of Honda's lineup since 1997, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Honda CR-V has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Honda CR-V is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 Honda CR-V has a score of 71, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.047%, and the chance of injury falls to 4.2%.

We estimate that the 2016 Honda CR-V has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0532% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0763%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0532% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0763% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Honda CR-V is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Honda CR-V is 27% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Honda CR-V offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 12%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8468Toyota RAV4Mitsubishi OutlanderHonda CR-VGMC TerrainHyundai TucsonMazda CX-5Ford EscapeSubaru OutbackBuick EncoreSubaru ForesterChevrolet TraxV. Golf SportWagenComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Honda CR-V with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 84. The 2016 Honda CR-V is less safe than the 2016 Mazda CX-5, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the 2016 Chevrolet Trax, the 2016 Subaru Forester, the 2016 Buick Encore, the 2016 Subaru Outback, and the 2016 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2016 Toyota RAV4, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2016 GMC Terrain.

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