The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot recently received a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating for models equipped with the optional front crash protection system. Honda’s goal for the Pilot is to have the first three-row mainstream SUV with the highest available safety ratings from every testing agency, with this rating getting them closer to that goal with Good ratings in the five IIHS tests, including the notoriously tough small overlap frontal crash test.
In order to be designated a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle, cars must offer a front crash prevention system that earns an advanced or superior rating from the IIHS. The Honda Sensing system available in the 2016 Honda Pilot earned the top rating of superior.
“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, senior vice president and general manager for Honda.
Honda Sensing is a suite of safety features is optional on Pilot EX trims and above, and is unmatched by any other SUV in the segment. The technologies offered in the Honda Sensing package improve drivers’ situational awareness and can help mitigate collisions in a variety of emergency situations.
Included advanced safety features are a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Road Departure Mitigation. By monitoring a variety of sensors and cameras around the vehicle, the Pilot can identify and anticipate collision scenarios, giving warnings and initiating emergency braking and steering if necessary.
Honda also built-in many standard safety items in the new Pilot, including Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure for better crash protection, Vehicle Stability Assist and ABS with Brake Assist. Front, side and side-curtain airbags also help protect occupants in the event of a crash.
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