Honda Produces Some of the Safest SUVS on the Road

  • It doesn’t matter whether you need a rugged off-road warrior or a family-friendly three-row, seeking out the safest SUVs is always going to be a smart idea. Honda prides itself on delivering top-tier safety features across its lineup, so you’ll find everything from the safest small SUV to safest midsize by checking out your local showroom.

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Honda Safety Features

All Honda SUVs are built around an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure to ensure high-end safety is right at the core. In the unlikely event of a collision, the ACE body crumples intelligently to direct harmful impact energy away from the passenger compartment, all while an array of airbags cushion the driver and passengers from injury.

To ensure such a situation never arises in the first place, all Honda models fit the following safety features as standard:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist

You’ll also find a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera as standard to provide three different angles (Normal, Top-down, and Wide) for easier and safer reversing, and all Honda SUVs offer the Honda Sensing as standard across all or most trim levels.

Honda Sensing features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™): Monitors the area ahead for potential obstructions, then applies the brakes automatically should you fail to react.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM): Reads common road markers, then provides corrective steering pressure if you start to leave the road.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): Uses radar technology to adjust your speed up and down to maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the car ahead while cruising.
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS): Gauges your position on the road and provides corrective steering pressure if you start leaving your chosen lane without signaling.

NHTSA 5-Star Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is the government agency responsible for reducing vehicle-related crashes, injuries, and deaths. In that capacity, they conduct crash tests and assign safety ratings to all major vehicles reaching US drivers.Each model is put through multiple tests covering frontal crash, side crash, and rollover.

The NHTSA assigns a rating from 1 to 5 for each test, plus the all-important overall safety score. Honda SUVs continue to score well across the board.

Honda HR-V: Safest Small SUV

Honda Sensing comes as standard with EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels of the latest Honda HR-V, and the vehicle scored an impressive 5-star overall rating* from the NHTSA.

Individual scores included:

  • Front Crash: 4-stars*
  • Side Crash: 5-stars*
  • Rollover: 4-stars*


Honda CR-V: Safest Compact SUV

Honda Sensing comes as standard with EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels. The latest Honda CR-V model to receive a NHTSA rating was the 2018, which took home a 5-star overall score*.

Individual scores included:

  • Front Crash: 5-stars*
  • Side Crash: 5-stars*
  • Rollover: 4-stars*

Honda Passport: Safest Midsize SUV

As an all-new model for the 2019 auto world, the upcoming Honda Passport has not yet been rated by the NHTSA, but its robust architecture and Honda pedigree mean critics expect high scores. As a brand-new Honda model, the Honda Passport fits Honda Sensing safety technology as standard across all trims.

2019 Honda Pilot Honda Sensing

Honda Pilot: Safest 3-Row SUV

Like the Honda Passport, the Honda Pilot provides Honda Sensing driver assistance technology as standard across all trim levels. During NHTSA crash-testing, it scored a top overall mark of 5-stars*.

Individual scores included:

  • Front Crash: 4-stars*
  • Side Crash: 5-stars*
  • Rollover: 4-stars*

Honda Safety Scores and Technologies Are Hard to Beat

Whether offering dependable AWD performance for unfavorable road conditions or protecting you and your passengers in the event of a collision, Honda SUVs are always working with your safety in mind, and you’ll find the latest lineup at your local Metro Milwaukee dealer. To find out more or explore the latest special offers, feel free to contact us today.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit

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6141 S 27th St Greenfield, WI

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Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers
6141 S 27th St
Greenfield, WI, 53221 United States
Greater Milwaukee Honda Dealers 42.932103, -87.950903.