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Top Safety Pick
all major safety features are standard on the 2009 Honda CR-V
thanks to the rearview camera, I had a pretty good view of the road behind
But the Honda CR-V is a safety superstar—quite possibly the safest vehicle in its class—because of its excellent ratings in both major crash-test programs. It gets five-star ratings for frontal and side impact in the federal government's crash tests, as well as straight "good" ratings—the best—from the IIHS. The CR-V has also been an IIHS Top Safety Pick.
Safety features are a priority in a family-friendly vehicle like the CR-V, and it also has all the features that are now expected, including electronic stability control, anti-lock braking, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags as standard.
MotherProof notes that in the Honda CR-V, "the seating position is high—not too high, but just high enough to offer a new perspective on the road ahead." This means that visibility is not much of a problem. Kelley Blue Book explains that "visibility is good in all directions, even to the rear," in a class of vehicles in which rearward vision is often obscured. If you want an even better view when you’re parking or backing up, MotherProof especially likes the rearview camera system that’s available with the navigation system.
The 2010 Honda CR-V is a safety superstar, with top crash-test results and all the accident-avoidance features you’d expect in this price class.