2016 Honda Pilot with front crash safety feature earns top rating from IIHS

Article by Andrew Christian, on December 2, 2015

The American designed and developed 2016 Honda Pilot has been awarded the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) if you opt for the front crash prevention safety feature.

Coupled with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Honda has earned itself a reputation for safety and security. It was awarded the highest available U.S. government (NCAP) and IIHS safety ratings possible.

The 2016 Honda Pilot also has an optional frontal crash prevention system gaining the award of top rating of Superior from IIHS. Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Honda Division said that the 2016 Pilot sets the new benchmark in the midsize SUV segment with its top-of-the-class fuel economy and after having gotten the highest safety ratings possible.

He cited the model’s sophisticated safety and driver-assistive technologies offered through Honda Sensing. He also mentioned that the Pilot’s top IIHS and NHTSA safety scores are the best among other mainstream midsize SUV models. Helping to improve drivers’ situational awareness is the Honda Sensing which is available on Pilot EX trims and above.

The Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) all assist with this.

Using a windshield-mounted monocular camera and a front grille-mounted millimetre wave radar system, the vehicle can sense and react to potential collisions or road departure.

It triggers warnings and in some situations, it even activates braking and steering systems. In other words, the car is starting to think for itself. All Honda models have standard safety equipment including Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) electronic stability control system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, frontal airbags, side airbags, side-curtain airbags.

The front seat is designed to reduce the damage of neck injury on rear impact collisions. All Hondas from 2015 onwards come decked with rear-view cameras. With Honda, you are certainly in safe hands.

The third generation of Honda's popular three-row SUV, Pilot, was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Los Angeles and Ohio, and is manufactured exclusively by Honda’s auto plant in Lincoln, Alabama.

Press Release

2016 HONDA PILOT ACHIEVES TOP 5-STAR OVERALL SAFETY SCORE FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

The U.S. designed and developed 2016 Honda Pilot has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, the top score available, in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)1. The Pilot also has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional front crash prevention, making it the first three-row mainstream SUV with the highest available U.S. government (NCAP) and IIHS safety ratings. The 2016 Pilot offers an available frontal crash prevention system that earns a top rating of superior from IIHS.

"The 2016 Pilot has set the new benchmark in the midsize SUV segment by achieving both class-leading fuel economy2 and the industry’s highest safety ratings," said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. "With the addition of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies available through Honda Sensing, no other midsize mainstream SUV on the market today can match the Pilot’s top IIHS and NHTSA safety scores."

Available on Pilot EX trims and above, Honda Sensing™ can help improve drivers' situational awareness with its various systems, which include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). These systems benefit from the adoption of a sensor fusion technology integrating the capabilities of a windshield-mounted monocular camera and front grille-mounted millimeter wave radar system to provide enhanced sensing with the ability to identify and anticipate multiple collision scenarios, including those involving a pedestrian. When the system anticipates a collision or road departure, it can initiate warnings and, in certain instances, initiate emergency braking and steering.

In addition, the 2016 Pilot adopts the next generation of Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure along with a new "3-bone" underbody frame design and new hot-stamped ultra-high strength steel door rings. Together with Honda Sensing™, these engineering features and technologies deliver major gains to the Pilot's collision avoidance and collision protection capabilities.

Standard safety equipment on all Honda models include Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) electronic stability control system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, frontal airbags, side airbags, side-curtain airbags and a front seat design that can help reduce the severity of neck injury in the event of a rear collision. Honda is also leading the industry in the deployment of rearview cameras, which are standard equipment on all model year 2015 and newer Honda vehicles.

The third generation of Honda's popular three-row SUV, Pilot was designed and developed by Honda R&D Americas, Inc., in Los Angeles and Ohio, and is manufactured exclusively by Honda’s auto plant in Lincoln, Alabama.3

Honda Safety Leadership

Honda has a long history of leadership in the development and application of advanced technologies designed to enhance the safety of all road users, including automobile occupants, motorcycle riders and pedestrians. The company operates two of the world's most sophisticated crash test facilities, in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, airbag technology, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety. The company is broadly applying its Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced driver-assistive technologies to its product lineup and has applied rearview cameras as standard equipment to 100-percent of its line-up for 2015.

1 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).

2 2016 EPA fuel-economy ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

3 Manufactured using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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