Honda is one of the safest auto brands in the industry, with its 2017 lineup alone featuring four nameplates with a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS and three bearing the title of Top Safety Pick. It should come as no surprise that Honda is dedicated to innovating and developing cutting-edge safety technology, such as driver assist and alert systems, that help keep drivers and passengers more secure on the open road. The 2017 Honda CR-V features many of these unparalleled safety systems.
The technology in question is referred to by Honda as its Honda Sensing™ package, a suite of intelligent safety features that utilizes cameras and advanced sensors to pick up on the threat of potential driving hazards before they can become a problem. For example, the Lane Keeping Assist System will identify road markings that delineate the lane in which you’re driving and if you begin to drive without using your turn signal, the Honda CR-V will gently correct you back into your lane.
Other features included in Honda Sensing™ are Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation System, and a Collision Mitigation Braking System. The Collision Mitigation Braking System, in particular, is what earned the CR-V accolades from the IIHS, thanks to the institute’s requirement for all Top Safety Pick+ models to come equipped with a front crash prevention system. This system senses potential collisions before they happen, warns the driver, and applies the brakes to reduce impact.
Road Departure Mitigation works similarly to Lane Keeping Assist by ensuring you remain on the road between road markers and Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts the speed of the Honda CR-V based on the speed of the vehicle in front of it.
If you have any questions about the safety features in the 2017 Honda CR-V, feel free to visit us at Avery Greene Honda; we’d be happy to help you with any concerns you may have.