The new 2007 Honda CR-V received a 5-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration across the board – which means frontal crash passenger, frontal crash driver, side crash passenger and side crash driver test results were excellent. Similar good results were obtained from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Two videos of the frontal and side crash tests as well as links to the results pages for the two institutes’ findings after the jump. The new 2007 Honda CR-V is expected to reach our local shores soon next year, so if safety for your family is your top priority and you’re looking for an SUV in that range, you might want to hold out for the new CR-V. While the CR-V tested by the two American institutes are the 2.4 litre version that will likely not make it to our market, crash test performance of the R20A engined model that we will probably get should be similar.

Video: 2007 Honda CR-V Crash Front

Video: 2007 Honda CR-V Crash Side

Crash Test Results:

1. NHTSA NCAP
2. IIHS-HLDI