The U.S.-spec 2016 Honda Pilot has achieved the maximum 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). It also snaps up the Top Safety Pick+ rating when equipped with the optional front crash prevention system.
The SUV features Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and a ‘3-bone’ underbody frame design. These coupled with the hot-stamped ultra-high strength steel door rings, provide improved collision protection capabilities.
Standard safety systems include Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) electronic stability control system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, frontal airbags, side airbags, side-curtain airbags, rearview camera and a front seat design that reduces the severity of neck injury in case of a rear collision.
Honda Sensing suite of active assistance systems are available in EX and above trims. This suite brings several technologies such as 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).
The assistance systems take data and information from hardware like a windshield-mounted monocular camera and front grille-mounted millimeter wave radar system. This helps the 2016 Honda Pilot to identify multiple collision scenarios after which it gives out warnings and can also initiate emergency braking and steering if needed.