New 2023 Honda HR-V Puts the + in Its Top Safety Pick Designation

Honda updated the HR-V for the 2023 model year and gave it an extensive styling reboot. It’s now built on the larger Civic platform and that allowed Honda to add some new features and, apparently, a safer cabin as well. The all-new 2023 HR-V now earns a Top Safety Pick+ rating.

Is the Honda HR-V safe?

Honda HR-V Sport 2023 | sling

The HR-V earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from Insurance Road Safety Instituteor IIHS. That little plus symbol means this SUV is in the top tier of all vehicles tested by IIHS. To earn the +, IIHS evaluates auto parts most of us wouldn’t think about until we needed them, like headlight covers and seat belts. Much of that comes from the new Civic platform.

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