While no one wants to be in an accident, they do occur on a very regular basis; that's why carmakers invest millions, if not billions, into making cars as safe as possible.

Honda, in their drive to show the public how safe their vehicles are, will be displaying a crash-tested HR-V at this year’s New York International Auto Show. 

"Safety performance is an important factor in the purchase decision of most car buyers regardless of vehicle size or price, and we wanted to display how well our entry SUV, the Honda HR-V, performed in one of the most stringent collision tests in the world,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of Automobile Sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Honda crashes New York Auto Show with a special 2019 HRV image

The HR-V to go on display will be a 2019 model recently crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Specifically, it was the model tested in the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front left corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or object like a tree or utility pole.

According to the IIHS crash test, the HR-V earned the highest available ‘Good’ in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests and has also been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with Honda Sensing technology. All 2019 HR-V models achieved the ‘Good’ ratings for all tests done by the IIHS.  

“By having a crashed HR-V on display at the New York Auto Show, media and consumers will be able to see first-hand how the HR-V performed in the IIHS test, with dramatic, real-world visuals to showcase our safety rating leadership and our commitment to Safety for Everyone," added Arcangeli.

Honda currently has seven 2019 models – Insight, Accord, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey and Ridgeline – that earned a Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS. Check out the ‘crashed’ HR-V and other Honda models at the New York International Auto Show on April 19.