WASHINGTON — The refreshed 2015 Honda CR-V crossover earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Five stars is the highest rating.
On sale now at Honda dealerships, the 2015 CR-V received four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the CR-V.
The CR-V is the best-selling crossover in the U.S.
Standard safety equipment on the CR-V includes electronic stability control, antilock brakes, six airbags and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear crash. A frontal crash prevention system is optional.
The 2015 CR-V earned the 2015 Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with optional front crash prevention. The CR-V earned "good" scores in five Institute crash tests, including a "good" score in the small overlap frontal crash test. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers should note that the 2015 Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4 earned a four-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport earned the top five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA.