On sale now at Honda dealerships, the HR-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 HR-V.
Standard safety equipment on the HR-V includes antilock brakes, hill-start assist, stability and traction control, six airbags and a rearview camera. The HR-V EX and EX-L Navi models are equipped with the Lane Watch blind-spot camera.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not rated the 2016 HR-V.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers keeping score should note that the 2016 Chevrolet Trax also earned the highest five-star safety rating from NHTSA. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Juke have not been rated.