2020 Honda HR-V  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#74 of 2020 SUVs

#156 of all 2020 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Honda HR-V
The HR-V, which Honda introduced in 2016, is a mini SUV with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2020 Honda HR-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 2020 Honda HR-V has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% 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 2020 Honda HR-V has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0552% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.3011%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0552% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.3011% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Honda HR-V is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Honda HR-V is 32% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Honda HR-V offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9256Chevrolet SonicHyundai KonaM. Outlander SportNissan KicksHonda HR-VHyundai VelosterToyota C-HRVolkswagen GolfBuick EncoreMazda CX-30Chevrolet TraxNissan Rogue SportComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Honda HR-V with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 92. The 2020 Honda HR-V is safer than the 2020 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2020 Hyundai Kona, and the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and less safe than the 2020 Hyundai Veloster, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2020 Chevrolet Trax, the 2020 Mazda CX-30, the 2020 Buick Encore, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf, and the 2020 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2020 Nissan Kicks.

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