Innovative Safety Features in the 2018 Honda HR-V

It’s easier than ever for Detroit area drivers to get everything they desire in a compact crossover. The writers at Car and Driver have described the 2018 Honda HR-V as a “well-built, highly practical pint-sized SUV,” and although there’s almost nothing that this model can’t do, its array of standard safety features deserves special attention. The engineers and designers at Honda found a winning formula in 2017, and the new 2018 HR-V has arrived with all of last year’s highlights. The selection of passive and active safety features offered in the 2018 HR-V will provide exceptional protection from collisions while giving you superior control in inhospitable road conditions. This fuel-efficient SUV has it all, but despite its advantages, it is priced at just $19,570 MSRP for LX 6MT models,* and Real Time All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control can be equipped on every trim level! Only a test drive can really show you what this year’s HR-V has to offer, but curious drivers can get a sense of what to expect from their time behind the wheel by reading on below!

Passive Safety Features in the HR-V

When you’re driving in the 2018 Honda HR-V, you’ll travel with the confidence that only a sharp selection of passive safety features can provide! Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure forms the bedrock of the HR-V’s protective capabilities. By using a combination of ultra-rigid and flexible frame components, ACE works to dramatically reduce the damage and injuries that a collision can cause. Additionally, advanced front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and side curtain airbags provide all-around coverage for the passengers in your cabin.

Adult passengers will be able to take advantage of the HR-V’s universal three-point seatbelts, and it’s easy to secure child passengers with this crossover’s easy-to-use LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system. It’s also worth noting the HR-V’s front seatbelts both offer automatic tensioning and a reminder system, while its rear doors have both been equipped with child locks. All of the HR-V’s passive safety features comes standard in its baseline LX trim level, so you won’t have to pursue upgrades to enjoy superior protection.

Active Safety Features in the HR-V

A vehicle’s active safety features form every driver’s first line of defense against dangerous conditions and surprises on the road—and those that come equipped in the 2018 HR-V are sure to satisfy. Every HR-V comes standard with a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and when drivers upgrade to the EX or EX-L Navi trim levels, they’ll receive dynamic guidelines that offer even greater utility. Honda LaneWatch also comes standard on EX and EX-L Navi HR-V models, and with this feature equipped, you’ll be able to view a live feed of the lane to your right simply by activating your turn signal!

Irrespective of trim, the HR-V offers standard daytime running lights and a tire pressure monitoring system, giving you the ability to respond more effectively to changing conditions. An anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, and brake assist technology allow the 2018 Honda HR-V to stop on a dime. The latter feature, it bears explaining, allows the HR-V to immediately activate the full force of its brakes in the event of an emergency—keeping you and your passengers out of harm’s way.

No description of the HR-V’s array of active safety features would be complete without mentioning vehicle stability assist with traction control. VSA allows each of this vehicle’s wheels to be engaged independently, in accordance with the demands of the road, thereby enhancing the driver’s experience of the sharp turns and long curves they’ll no doubt encounter.

2018 Honda HR-V Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
2018 Honda HR-V Interior Seating

Take the HR-V for a Test Drive!

Find out if the 2018 Honda HR-V is the right crossover for you by taking it for a test drive! This compact SUV is available to drive at all of the Detroit Area Honda Dealers near you, and once you’ve had the chance to take it for a spin, you’re sure to fall in love with its safety features. Contact us today to learn more about our current offers and financing options, so you can take home the HR-V you’ve always wanted at a price that fits well within your budget.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.

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