2021 Honda HR-V  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#65 of 2021 SUVs

#131 of all 2021 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Honda HR-V
The HR-V, introduced by Honda 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 handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Honda HR-V is 15% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Honda HR-V is 32% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Honda HR-V offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features with Honda's Honda Sensing greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2021 Honda HR-V include the following active safety system: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). Optional safety features on the 2021 Honda HR-V which we recommend include Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Blind Spot Information System.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9256Kia SeltosHyundai KonaNissan KicksKia SoulHonda HR-VM. Outlander SportToyota C-HRMazda CX-30Buick EncoreChevrolet TraxMazda CX-3Nissan Rogue SportComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Honda HR-V with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 92. The 2021 Honda HR-V is safer than the 2021 Kia Seltos and the 2021 Hyundai Kona and less safe than the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport, the 2021 Mazda CX-3, the 2021 Chevrolet Trax, the 2021 Buick Encore, the 2021 Mazda CX-30, and the 2021 Toyota C-HR. It is about as safe as the 2021 Nissan Kicks and the 2021 Kia Soul.

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