Honda Pilot wins top safety marks from government, insurance industry

Honda Pilot wins top safety marks from government, insurance industry

NHTSA 5-Star rating combines with IIHS top pick recommendation.

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December 1, 2015

Torrance, California – The 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). 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 economy and the industry’s highest safety ratings," says 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."

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.

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

Source: Honda Motor America