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.