All-new Honda CR-V receives 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating

Another reason to check it out
by Drei Laurel | Aug 18, 2017
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Here's another reason to consider the all-new Honda CR-V: The compact SUV is the first vehicle to receive a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating under the organization's new scoring system.

The CR-V, which was launched in the Philippines earlier this month, scored 47.25 points for Adult Occupant Protection, 22.84 points for Child Occupant Protection, and 18.71 points for Safety Assist Technologies for a total of 88.80 points—good enough for five stars. For comparison's sake, the previous-generation CR-V received four stars.

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ASEAN NCAP says the new scoring system was implemented to prevent carmakers from promoting their vehicles' higher ratings compared to lower ones.

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Contributing to the model's successful crash test were dual front airbags, three-point seatbelts, side airbags, curtain airbags, and safety tech such as a blind spot monitoring system and driver attention monitor. The seven-seater's higher variants also get lane-keeping assist, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and other Honda Sensing tech.

ASEAN NCAP secretary-general Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim says the vehicle's safety levels were consistent with other regions as well. "This is apparent when we make a comparison with other NCAP's results," he says. "With the new CR-V's five-star rating, Honda is truly committed to its global safety concept of Safety for Everyone."

The all-new CR-V's ASEAN NCAP rating is very impressive, and is definitely worth considering if you're on the hunt for a brand-new compact SUV. Would you put this a car on your shortlist because of its safety rating?

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