Some of the safety equipment that comes standard on the CR-V include Advanced Compatibility Engineering, or ACE, body structure; a pedestrian injury mitigation system on the front of the vehicle; and Vehicle Stability Assist, or VSA. All models of the CR-V also come standard with side curtain air bags that have a rollover sensor, front side air bags with Occupant Position Detection System on the passenger side, active front seat head restraints, anti-lock brakes, and a time pressure monitoring system.
The CR-V has a unit-body construction that uses high-strength steel to save weight and to create a highly rigid body structure. This contributes significantly to the ride quality, safety performance, and fuel efficiency. The CR-V’s suspension uses MacPherson struts on the front with a rear multi-link suspension. The highly rigid body and independent suspension systems provide an engaging, comfortable experience for your crossover SUV. It also uses state-of-the-art materials for noise absorption, reducing engine and road noise to give you a quieter ride.
The 2011 CR-V has not completed crash testing. However, it is highly similar to the 2010, which received top scores of five stars in all government front and side crashes. It received a four star rating for rollover testing.