The Safety Features of the 2017 Honda HR-V

  • 2017 Honda HR-V EX-L with Navigation

    The 2017 Honda HR-V is a crossover SUV with a long list of safety features inside and out. Starting with the entry-level model and carrying throughout the trim levels is a relentless commitment to safety from the materials used in the engineering and design of the HR-V to the technology and equipment that aids the driver to drive better and safer on the road. Everyone inside can rest a little easier knowing that the HR-V has safety covered.

Standard Active Safety

Coming in three different trim levels, the LX, the EX, and the EX-L Navi, the HR-V offers a different set of features for drivers with different needs. But even the base LX trim offers a long list of standard active safety features that starts the model lineup off on the right foot. On the LX trim and up, you’ll find active safety features including:


2017 Honda HR-V

Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This feature balances understeering or oversteering to keep the HR-V stable and on the road.

Honda HR-V Brake Assist

Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist – These systems respectively prevent skidding, adjust brake pressure, and help you stop faster in emergency braking situations, enhancing your overall safety on the road.

Honda HR-V Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Keeps track of the pressure in each of the HR-V’s four tires so you can know when it’s time to make adjustments.

Honda HR-V Daytime Running Lights

Daytime Running Lights – Daytime running lights increase the HR-V’s visibility to oncoming traffic even during the day.

Standard Passive Safety

The LX model also has passive safety features that upon first look may go unnoticed, but they play an important role in keeping everyone inside the HR-V safe and add some valuable peace of mind. Some passive safety features that you can expect to find on every model include:

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering Body Structure – Made of high-strength steel, this body structure can absorb and distribute crash energy away from occupants inside.
  • Dual Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags – Sophisticated and fast-acting, these airbags can deploy at different rates depending on several factors of the crash, keeping the driver and front passenger safer from front-impact crashes.
  • SmartVent Front Side Airbags – Add more protection and reduce the driver and front passenger’s risk of upper body, chest, and neck injury during a frontal impact.
  • Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor – Help keep occupants inside the HR-V during a rollover and prevent the passengers’ heads from hitting windows or structural beams.
  • Three-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions – The three-point seat belt distributes the energy to keep you securely in your seat across your chest, pelvis, and shoulders—even for the center rear passenger.
  • Front Three-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System – The seat belts for the driver and front passenger automatically apply tension to keep you safely and securely in your seat.

Technology Meets Safety

The HR-V also features several driving aids that help drivers drive better and with less distraction through state-of-the-art technology. Some of what you can expect to find as standard features include:


Honda HR-V driving

Speed-Sensitive Volume Control – This features automatically lowers the volume of the audio system when the HR-V is cruising slowly, whether its through a parking garage, a merging situation, or other driving scenarios where the driver’s concentration needs to be high. But hit the open road again, and the volume will automatically return to its regular level without having to manually adjust it.

Honda HR-V Bluetooth Connectivity

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink – Another feature that helps drivers keep their hands safely on the wheel is Bluetooth HandsFreeLink. Connect, place, and receive calls via Bluetooth through the HR-V without taking your eyes off the road.

More Safety Throughout the Trim Levels

Moving up the rungs of the model trim levels, drivers will find even more safety features and equipment as well as upgrades to some of the standard features. As you explore the EX and EX-L Navi trims, you can expect to find:


Honda HR-V Lanewatch

Honda LaneWatch – A small passenger-side mirror-mounted camera activates a live video feed when a right lane change is signaled. Drivers can see up to four times more in this blind-spot area than using the mirror alone.

2017 Honda HR-V Fog Lights

Fog Lights – Specifically designed to penetrate light through fog and darkness, these fog lights will illuminate the road ahead of you.

Honda HR-V Rearview Camera

Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines – Upgraded from the standard multi-angle rearview camera, dynamic guidelines can guide the HR-V in and out of tight spaces with even more nuanced assistance.

Honda HR-V Text Message Function

SMS Text Message Function – Available on both the EX and EX-L Navi models is an added feature that allows you to receive, send, and read text messages from your phone without having to take your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road.

Test Drive Today

No matter which HR-V trim level you’re considering, every 2017 Honda HR-V demonstrates a commitment to safety with a long list of active and passive safety features and equipment. Find out more information on all of the safety you can expect to find in the HR-V by visiting a Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealer near you for a test drive today!

Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers

3285 S. Washburn St. Oshkosh, WI

Phone: 555-555-5555
43.9760815 -88.5833631
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Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
3285 S. Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI, 54904 United States
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers 43.9760815, -88.5833631.