On sale now at Honda dealerships, the 2016 CR-V received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover crash test.
The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the CR-V.
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 CR-V includes six airbags, vehicle stability assist with traction control, antilock brakes and a rearview camera. The top-of-the-line CR-V Touring model adds collision-mitigation braking, forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning systems.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport also earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Ford Escape and Mazda CX-5 earned a four-star overall safety rating.