2023 Honda HR-V  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#39 of 2023 SUVs

#60 of all 2023 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Honda HR-V
The HR-V, introduced by Honda in 2016, is a mini SUV with seating up to 5. The Honda HR-V has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. 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 2023 Honda HR-V is above average 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 2023 Honda HR-V has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Honda HR-V has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0339% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.8714%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0339% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.8714% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Honda HR-V is 27% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Honda HR-V is 17% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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 2023 Honda HR-V include the following active safety system: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). Some safety features are optional on the 2023 Honda HR-V--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM) with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Blind Spot Information System.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. 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 safer than many comparable models.

9262M. Eclipse CrossMitsubishi MirageSubaru CrosstrekM. Outlander SportSubaru ForesterHonda HR-VHyundai TucsonToyota RAV4Volkswagen TiguanKia SportageS. Crosstrek HybridVolkswagen TaosComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Honda HR-V with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 92. The 2023 Honda HR-V is safer than the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, the 2023 Subaru Forester, the 2023 Volkswagen Taos, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, the 2023 Kia Sportage, and the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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