Honda Automobiles: 2015 Honda CR-V

To yield extended insurance for automobile occupants and other highway users, Honda follows a extensive proceed to automobile reserve that seeks to yield a high spin of both active and pacifist newcomer protection. The 2015 Honda CR-V is designed to acquire top-level collision reserve ratings, including a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Starting with a softened Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure, a CR-V facilities a horde of customary active and pacifist reserve facilities and includes many new customary and accessible modernized driver-assistive technologies, including Honda Sensing™ that includes a first-ever Honda focus of Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)1 and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)3, and a initial CR-V adoption of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)4 and Forward Collision Warning (FCW)9.

Key New Safety and Driver-Assistive Features

  • Improved Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
  • Available Honda Sensing™ features:
    • Monocular camera and millimeter call radar (used with LDW, CMBS®, and ACC)
    • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) 9
    • Collision Mitigating Braking System™ (CMBS®)1
    • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)2
    • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)3
    • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)4
    • Honda LaneWatch™5

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure
The 2015 CR-V utilizes a subsequent era of Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure record to raise newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions, including tiny overlie pile-up performance. The ACE pattern utilizes a network of connected constructional elements to discharge pile-up appetite some-more uniformly around a front of a vehicle. This extended frontal pile-up appetite government helps to revoke a army eliminated to a newcomer cell and can assistance to some-more uniformly sunder a army eliminated to other vehicles in a crash. Additionally, ACE helps minimize a intensity for under-ride or over-ride situations that can start during head-on or equivalent frontal impacts with a incomparable or smaller vehicle. For some-more information on a ACE physique structure, see a Body section.

Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Design
Structures in a front of a 2015 CR-V are designed to assistance catch appetite in a eventuality of a collision with a pedestrian. Research by Honda shows that a following facilities can dramatically urge a pedestrian’s possibility of presence if struck by a relocating vehicle.
Specific walking damage slackening facilities include:

  • The hood is designed to twist if hit is done with possibly an adult or a child pedestrian
  • Sufficient clearway exists between a hood and tough engine parts
  • The windshield bottom has a singular territory structure for fit impact appetite absorption
  • Energy-absorbing buffer mounts and supports
  • Deformable windshield wiper pivots
  • Deformable hood hinges

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)6 is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a CR-V’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a automobile is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver. VSA functions by requesting stop force to one or some-more wheels exclusively while also handling a throttle, ignition and fuel systems to assistance a automobile say a driver’s dictated trail of travel.

The VSA complement constantly analyzes information from sensors that guard circle and automobile speed, steering input, parallel G army and bend rate. It compares a driver’s control inputs with a vehicle’s tangible response. Whenever a tangible response falls outward of a fixed excusable range, VSA intervenes with a visible action. For instance, if VSA detects an oversteer condition, a complement might request braking force to a outward front and behind wheels to negate a unintended yawing effect. In a eventuality of understeer, VSA might request braking to a inside behind circle while shortening engine energy to assistance lapse a automobile to a dictated course.

VSA also provides a limited-slip differential outcome for a front wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. VSA is calibrated to duty in a near-transparent manner, and in many cases a motorist will not even be wakeful of a operation. However, anytime a complement is enhancing automobile stability, an indicator light flashes in a instrument cluster. While a motorist can deactivate a VSA fortitude encouragement and traction-control functions around a switch on a instrument panel, ABS stays wholly operational during all times.

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) is customary on all 2015 CR-V models. The complement incorporates pushing fortitude record that triggers steering inputs that prompt a motorist to expostulate in a scold instruction during cornering and in sleazy highway conditions. Using automobile speed and steering angle data, Motion-Adaptive EPS works with Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) and Electric Power Steering to detect instability in sleazy highway conditions both during cornering and underneath braking and automatically triggers steering inputs directed during call a motorist to expostulate in a scold direction. This modernized record supports a driver’s movement in handling a automobile some-more safely and comfortably.

Two examples of how Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) functions in and with VSA are:

Stabilizes Vehicle Under Braking
This duty corrects a driver’s steering submit to revoke automobile instability when a motorist is braking tough on highway surfaces with opposite attrition coefficients (such as cement that is usually partially lonesome with mud or snow).

Mitigates Understeer and Oversteer
To lessen intensity understeer or oversteer situations, a complement corrects a steering inputs to assistance a motorist snippet a curve.

Brake Assist
A duty of a VSA® system, a Brake Assist underline recognizes puncture braking situations and roughly now relates combined braking force. This Brake Assist underline is tranquil by a special proof in a complement that evaluates a pedal focus rate and force to commend a panic stop situation. At that point, a VSA modulator siphon increases braking vigour while a pedal is still being pulpy to safeguard extent interlude force, an movement that helps digest braking stretch as many as possible.

Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution
The CR-V is propitious with 4-wheel front brakes that have vented front rotors and plain behind rotors. The ABS complement also incorporates Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) electronics that automatically proportions force formed on a vehicle’s weight distribution. For some-more information see a Chassis section.

Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags
Both a motorist and front newcomer are stable by modernized front airbags (SRS) that incorporate dual-stage and multiple-threshold activation technology. One or both of these airbags will be deployed usually in a eventuality of a sufficient frontal impact. If deployed, these airbags are able of being arrogant during opposite rates depending on pile-up severity, seatbelt use and/or other factors. Like other Honda vehicles, a driver’s front airbag is located in a steering circle while a newcomer airbag is located on a tip of a dash. When deployed, a newcomer airbag inflates ceiling and afterwards rearward to maximize a protecting intensity while shortening a odds of injuries caused by airbag deployment.

Driver and Front Passenger SmartVent® Side Airbags
Side airbags mounted in a outboard area of any front seatback are designed to assistance yield pelvic and thorax insurance for a expostulate and front newcomer in a eventuality of a vicious side impact. In a CR-V, a revised side airbag pattern allows a side airbags to muster in a demeanour that mitigates a risk of damage to a smaller chair occupant. This enrichment eliminates a need for a previous-generation CR-V’s newcomer side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS).

Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
All outboard seating positions are stable by side shade airbags with rollover sensor system, that is customary equipment. In a eventuality of a vicious side impact, a side shade airbags muster from modules in a roof, providing a poignant spin of conduct insurance in a window area. In a doubtful eventuality of a rollover, a roll-rate sensor, along with mixed G sensors establish a rate of hurl and muster a side shade airbags accordingly. Like a other airbag systems in a vehicle, a side shade complement utilizes sensors to establish a many suitable timing of airbag deployment.

To yield a optimal spin of insurance for occupants, contrariety was achieved to establish a many suitable timing and rate of deployment in a doubtful eventuality of a rollover. The complement uses algorithms to ceaselessly weigh a conditions and determines either a rollover is imminent. The roll-rate sensor and mixed G sensors (accelerometers) establish a “scenario” and calculate a angle of hurl and a speed of a automobile in sequence to muster a airbags during a scold indicate for best protection. In a box of a rollover, a side shade airbags on both sides of a automobile will deploy. However, in a eventuality of a sufficient side impact that does not outcome in a rollover, usually a airbags on a impacted side of a automobile will deploy. The airbag maintains full acceleration for approximately 3 seconds after acceleration to concede for a increasing generation of a rollover accident.

Three-point seatbelts are customary for all seating positions. The front seatbelts are versed with involuntary tensioners and bucket limiters to assistance minimize damage intensity in a frontal collision. When an impact occurs, a involuntary tensioner tightens a seatbelt (shoulder and lap) to assistance reason a chair newcomer resolutely in position. Each front seatbelt retractor incorporates a bucket limiter that works in and with a involuntary tensioner. The bucket limiter functions by needing a tiny volume of tranquil seatbelt tardy shortly after a involuntary tensioner is activated to extent a rise confining army and thereby shortening a intensity of vicious injury. The front seatbelts also underline adjustable-height shoulder anchors. To assistance boost seat-belt usage, a sign for a motorist and front newcomer has been incorporated into a instrument cluster. After starting a vehicle, a weight sensor detects either a front newcomer chair is occupied. If a motorist or front newcomer has not already fixed a chair belt, an idol in a cluster illuminates and a carillon sounds as a sign to do so.

Whiplash Mitigation Front Seat Design
Both of a front seats are designed to assistance lessen a astringency of neck injuries in a eventuality of a behind impact. The seats have a “soft” design, achieved by regulating larger open operation settings in both a seatback and chair bottom cushions. In a eventuality of a behind crash, this pattern allows a chair to some-more uniformly sunder behind impact army opposite a newcomer as a seatback pillow compresses relations to a occupant’s head. The seatback springs are optimized so that in a behind crash, when a seatback is pushed brazen into a occupant, a chair will some-more equally catch a occupant’s mass in demeanour that can minimize a astringency of a whiplash injury.

Adjustable Head Restraints for All Seating Positions
The front and behind seats underline away tractable conduct restraints for all newcomer seating positions. All behind conduct restraints approve with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) for behind newcomer conduct restraints.

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) yield a elementary and accessible process to implement concordant child reserve seats in a vehicle. The behind outboard seating positions are propitious with dedicated LATCH connection points. The LATCH complement facilities built-in, ready-to-use anchors and tethers permitting concordant child reserve seats to be commissioned though regulating a vehicle’s chair belt system. In addition, a behind core seating position facilities tip fasten anchors that can be used to secure a singular child reserve seat. The ability to name that plcae works best for particular needs can assistance families some-more conveniently maximize interior space.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
The CR-V is propitious with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)7 that alerts a motorist whenever a atmosphere vigour in one or some-more of a vehicle’s tires decreases significantly next a endorsed level. Monitoring a rolling radius and rotational characteristics of any circle and tire while a CR-V is being driven, a TPMS transmits information on tire atmosphere vigour to a ECU. When a vigour in one or some-more tires drops to a potentially vicious level, it causes a low tire-pressure indicator (located in a instrument cluster or in a i-MID) to illuminate.

Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist duty helps to forestall a automobile from rolling retrograde when a motorist switches from a stop pedal to a accelerator pedal while a automobile is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when a automobile senses a certain slip and is wholly stopped in any brazen or retreat gear. The complement uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a circle speed sensor and steering angle sensor to control a hydraulic stop modulator. Hill Start Assist, when activated, will recover a brakes when a motorist depresses a throttle.

Honda Sensing™
Honda Sensing™ is a apartment of reserve and motorist assistive facilities accessible on a 2015 Honda CR-V Touring that includes Honda LaneWatch™, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

Honda LaneWatch™
New to a CR-V, a EX, EX-L and Touring trims embody Honda’s LaneWatch™5 arrangement that uses a camera located during a bottom a passenger-side extraneous counterpart to arrangement a wide-angle perspective of a newcomer side alley on a Display Audio screen. The picture appears when a right spin vigilance is activated, or when a symbol on a finish of a spin vigilance petiole is pressed.

The standard margin of perspective for a passenger-side counterpart is approximately 18 to 22 degrees, though a LaneWatch™ arrangement field-of-view is about 4 times greater, or approximately 80 degrees. The complement helps a motorist to see traffic, pedestrians or objects in a vehicle’s blind spot. To assistance make judging stretch easier, 3 anxiety lines are shown. Drivers should visually endorse alley conditions before to changing lanes.

LaneWatch™ can be customized to fit a driver’s preferences. Turn-signal activation of a LaneWatch™ complement can be switched on or off, as can a 3 on-screen anxiety lines. Screen brightness, contrariety and black spin are also adjustable.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
On a CR-V Touring trim, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a Millimeter Wave Radar section located behind a front grille and a Monocular Camera mounted during a tip apportionment of a windshield to detect vehicles and pedestrians forward and to establish either a collision is imminent. If a FCW complement detects a automobile or walking in front of a CR-V and afterwards determines that a collision might start (due to a speed differential between a CR-V and a object), it will trigger a “BRAKE” summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID) and an heard alert.

Drivers might adjust a stretch during that FCW alerts start and might name between “Long,” “Normal,” or “Short.” Drivers might also name “Off” to invalidate a FCW complement entirely.

Note that a FCW complement can't detect all objects ahead; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors.

Next-Generation Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Included in a CR-V Touring, a new next-generation Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) is one of a many worldly driver-assistive technologies available. Integrated with FCW, a systems’ Millimeter Wave Radar section and Monocular Camera indicate trade conditions forward of a CR-V.

When a complement detects a intensity collision, FCW provides visible and heard alerts to prompt a motorist to take visible actions. The visible warning appears on a Multi-Information Display (MID). CMBS takes puncture unconstrained braking movement to assistance revoke automobile speed and contingent collision forces, and therefore to assistance revoke a astringency of a collision if drivers don’t take visible movement on their own.

Due to a efficacy of a intuiting capabilities, a CMBS on a CR-V can commend shapes and compute between a automobile and a pedestrian, warning a motorist in any case. A Millimeter Wave Radar section located behind a front grille and a Monocular Camera mounted during a tip apportionment of a windshield is used to detect vehicles and pedestrians. The radar section and camera work concurrently and cooperatively to control a VSA modulator, that triggers any compulsory braking.

It is critical to note that CMBS can't detect all objects ahead, nor is it dictated to reinstate a driver’s comment of trade conditions and control of a vehicle. The motorist contingency meddle in certain situations, and contingency always be courteous when regulating a system. Although in many cases CMBS will stop a car, it is not dictated to request adequate braking force to forestall all collisions. Based on a conditions, a complement also might not perform all visual- and audible-alert stages, and might instead automatically rivet a brakes if a complement deems it necessary.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
The CR-V Touring trim also includes Lane Departure Warning (LDW), that is designed to warning a motorist if a automobile is withdrawal a rescued line though a spin vigilance being activated. The complement functions during speeds from 45 to 90 mph on true or somewhat circuitous roads, alerting a motorist of deviations from a rescued lane. The LDW complement utilizes a same tip front windshield camera used for CMBS® and LKAS.

If a automobile starts to pierce out of a rescued line though a spin vigilance activated, LDW illuminates a Lane Departure summary on a Multi-Information Display (MID) and sounds an heard warning, advising a motorist to take suitable action. The complement can be activated and deactivated by dire a LDW symbol located on a instrument panel, to a left of a steering column.

There are certain conditions underneath that a complement might not rivet or operate, including severe continue (e.g., snow, ice or complicated rain) and impassioned cabin feverishness (due to operability of a camera). The complement will automatically postpone operation when a brakes are practical or a spin signals are used. LDW might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. The motorist stays obliged for safely handling a vehicle.

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) on a CR-V Touring trim provides a reduction stressful pushing knowledge by shortening steering improvement movements and pushing bid on a highway. LKAS uses a camera to review line markings and uses a Electric Power Steering to support a motorist in progressing their position within a lane.

Designed for a U.S. highway structure, a complement uses a Monocular Camera mounted on a tip apportionment of a windshield to brand embellished lanes, Botts’ Dots and Cat Eye markers during speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph. When LKAS senses that a motorist is flapping from a center of a rescued lane, a complement generates visible steering torque to support a motorist in progressing line position.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Included in a CR-V Touring trim, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows a motorist to set a preferred speed and following interlude from a automobile ahead, permitting a use of journey control in light trade conditions. This significantly reduces a motorist highlight of pushing in traffic. The complement uses a Millimeter Wave Radar and Monocular Camera to ceaselessly line a stretch to a automobile ahead, and afterwards adjusts a CR-V’s speed to say a set following interval. A short, medium, long, or extra-long interlude can be selected.  When required, a CR-V autonomously brakes regulating a Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) modulator. ACC operates in a following ways in a listed circumstances:

A preceding automobile is rescued ­in a line ahead — decelerates automatically, if required, and afterwards controls a following distance.

Another automobile merges in between a CR-V and a preceding automobile — automatically switches “targets” to a nearest preceding vehicle.

The preceding automobile exits a lane — ACC complement continues during cruise-control speed formerly comparison by motorist (25 to 90 mph).

A Multi Information Display (MID) summary and heard warning warning a motorist when a ACC duty is activated.

Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
All CR-V models are versed with a Expanded View Driver’s Mirror that increases a driver’s margin of prophesy by 4.2 degrees to yield a improved perspective of objects to a behind and side of a vehicle. The Expanded-View Driver’s Mirror uses a prosaic contemplative craft on a middle apportionment of a counterpart closest to a door, while a outdoor apportionment of a counterpart uses a convex component to yield a broader margin of view.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
All 2015 CR-V models embody a multi-angle rearview camera8, ocular on a LX trim’s i-MID tone LCD shade and on a EX, EX-L and Touring trims’ 7-inch Display Audio. The camera can uncover a top, normal or far-reaching behind perspective when a delivery is in Reverse. LX models underline immobile discipline that assistance drivers sign how tighten they are to an object, while EX and aloft grades have energetic discipline that plan a vehicle’s destiny trail formed on a driver’s steering circle inputs.

Safety and Driver Assistive Features

Active Safety Features





Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)1




Forward Collision Warning (FCW)9




Lane Departure Warning (LDW)2




Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control6

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Brake Assist

Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines8




Multi-angle rearview camera with energetic guidelines8


Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)7

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)







1 CMBS™ can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. System designed to lessen pile-up forces. Driver stays obliged for safely handling automobile and avoiding collisions.

2 LDW usually alerts drivers when line deposit is rescued though a spin vigilance in use. LDW might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. Driver stays obliged for safely handling automobile and avoiding collisions.

3 LKAS usually alerts drivers when line deposit is rescued though a spin vigilance in use. LKAS might not detect all line markings or line departures; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and highway condition. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. Driver stays obliged for safely handling automobile and avoiding collisions.

4 ACC can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in complicated traffic, bad continue or on circuitous roads. The motorist stays obliged to delayed or stop a automobile to equivocate a collision.

5 Display correctness will change formed on weather, distance of intent and speed, and a arrangement might not uncover all applicable traffic. The arrangement is not a surrogate for your possess approach visible comment of trade conditions before changing lanes.

6 VSA is not a surrogate for protected driving. It can't scold a vehicle’s march in each conditions or recompense for forward driving. Control of a automobile always stays with a driver.

7 For optimal tire wear and performance, tire vigour should be checked frequently with a gauge. Do not rest only on a guard system. Please see your Honda play for details.

8 Always visually endorse that it is protected to expostulate before subsidy up; a rearview camera arrangement does not yield finish information about all conditions and objects during a behind of your vehicle.

9 FCW can't detect all objects forward and might not detect a given object; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors. System operation influenced by impassioned interior heat. FCW does not embody a braking function. Driver stays obliged for safely handling automobile and avoiding collisions.