The 2016 Honda Pilot has received Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The third generation Pilot received the top rating in five crash test modes and Honda credits it to their optional front crash prevention system.
Available on all the EX trims and above, Honda Sensing provides the model with 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). Moreover, the car also sports a sensor fusion technology that integrates 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 collision scenario. When the system anticipates a potential accident, a warning comes up.
“The Pilot demonstrates Honda’s commitment to achieving the highest levels of safety performance,” said IIHS president Adrian Lund. “The Pilot’s crashworthiness ratings set a high standard, and its optional front crash prevention system will help drivers avoid some kinds of crashes to begin with.”
The 2016 Pilot also features Honda’s latest Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, a ‘3-bone’ underbody frame design and ultra-high strength steel door rings. Standard safety equipment on all Honda models include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, frontal airbags, side airbags and side-curtain airbags.
“The 2016 Pilot is not only the most technologically advanced Honda vehicle on the road today, but the top choice for family SUV buyers interested in safety performance,” said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division Senior Vice President and General Manager. He further added: “No other midsize mainstream SUV on the market today can match the comprehensive suite of Honda Sensing™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies on the new Honda Pilot.”
More information can be found in the press release embedded below.