The NHTSA awarded the little sport ute 5 stars across the board on crash ratings and gave it a little smiley-face sticker too. Passengers in the new Honda are surrounded by a full range of standard air bags and held upright by standard stability control.
The CR-V didn't get a perfect score on its rollover test, however. The NHTSA said its testing indicated only a 15% chance of rollover for the fwd model and a 2% higher chance for the four-wheel drive model, but gave each four out of five stars.
Honda can add this star-studded honor to CR-V's trophy case which also includes an IIHS Top Safety Pick and a row full of green IIHS Gs (that's good, btw).
[Source: PR Newswire]