Redesigned Honda CR-V earns Top Safety Pick Plus award

The Touring trim is the only package available with \'acceptable\' headlights, while the basic CR-V\'s halogen lights are rated \'marginal.\'

Honda's 2017 CR-V has earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The redesigned crossover received 'good' marks in all crashworthiness categories. In the challenging small-overlap impact, intrusion reached 13 cm in the toepan and dummy measurements indicated a low risk of injury in similar real-world crash scenarios.

An optional emergency braking system fully halted the vehicle in the 12 mph and 25 mph track tests, earning a 'superior' rating.

The IIHS added headlight ratings to its list of TSP+ criteria for the first time this year. The CR-V's Touring trim is equipped with LED headlights that earn an 'acceptable' rating, while the halogen lights used in lower packages earned a 'marginal' rating.

Other small SUVs to receive TSP+ ratings include the Mazda CX-3, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota Rav4, Nissan Rogue and Subaru Forester.

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