2016 Honda Pilot Earns Top Safety Score from IIHS

August 31st, 2015 by

2016 Honda Pilot2016 Honda Pilot Earns Top Safety Score from IIHS

In case you needed another reason to love the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot, here it is. It has recently earned a 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with optional front crash prevention. Honda’s goal is to create the first 3-row “mainstream” SUV to earn the highest existing IIHS and NCAP safety ratings, and with this recent accolade, they’ve moved significantly closer to reaching that goal. The new Pilot earned an IIHS top rating of “GOOD” in five of their crash test modes, including the rigorous small overlap frontal crash test. However, the 2016 Honda Pilot’s available frontal crash prevention system is what bumped the score up to the coveted “plus” level, which is their highest superior rating based on superior safety.

“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,…..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.” – Jeff Conrad, Honda Division Senior Vice President and General Manager.

With an unblinking eye on the road, the available Honda Sensing™ Suite (trims EX and above) uses a combination of radar and a monocular camera to enhance the driver’s situational awareness, and even initiate autonomous emergency braking and steering in certain instances. This suite incorporates the highly advanced 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) systems for optimal safety. These systems help prevent a collision, but if one occurs, the Pilot’s standard new “3-bone” underbody frame design and  Advanced Compatibility Engineering™(ACE™) body structure and new mega strength door rings will help keep occupants safe.

Additional standard safety features on the 2016 Honda Pilot include Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) electronic stability control system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, a rearview camera and more.

For more information on the very stylish, technologically advanced and safe 2016 Honda Pilot, please feel free to contact us at Keenan Honda in Doylestown PA via our website, or give us a call at (877) 621-4216.

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