Safety Features of the 2016 Honda Pilot
When it comes to a family car, one of the most important things that many shoppers are looking for is its safety features. The 2016 Honda Pilot has a long list of features that help protect the driver and passengers in the event of a crash, along with those that are designed to improve safety during everyday maneuvers like lane changes.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2016 model a five-star overall safety rating,1 with the highest individual frontal crash ratings coming in on the driver’s side and all side barrier ratings (side pole, driver, passenger, and overall) ranking at five stars. Both the front and rear seats received five-star ratings in the combined side barrier and pole testing, and the rollover rating is at four stars. The vehicle also received a five-star overall side crash rating. The risk of rollover is low at 17.5 percent, and during the dynamic test, it did not tip.
When you put precious cargo, like your children or loved ones, in the backseat, it is important to know that they are safe. Child restraint systems are easy to install with the child seat anchors in the backseat, providing a firm and secure installation of the seat or base. Airbags are installed in the front, rear, and third row to protect the heads of the driver and any passengers. You can also feel confident that your children won’t be able to accidentally open the door, thanks to the standard child safety locks on the rear doors. Even the center seat in the rear has a three-point belt for maximum safety.
When you are out on the road, it is also important to know that features are working to ensure a safe driving experience. Four-wheel, antilock ventilated disc brakes make it easier to stop, and the sturdy tires are designed for driving in all seasons. If you have a sudden change in or loss of tire pressure, the electronic monitoring system will alert you so that you can pull off the road safely instead of continuing to drive and potentially damaging the tire and wheel further. The 2016 Honda Pilot also features emergency braking assist, which can help you stop suddenly even before you realize that something is in your path. Stability and traction control also help you maintain control of the vehicle in adverse conditions.
Some of the safety features on the Honda Pilot are also available to prevent theft. A remote alarm system is easy to activate or deactivate as needed, and can alert those around the vehicle that something is awry. It also features an engine immobilizer, which will make it nearly impossible for a would-be thief to start your car with a tool or other item that isn’t the key.
With extensive features that help keep you and your family safe, the 2016 Honda Pilot is the perfect car for a driver who doesn’t want to sacrifice style but has safety as the top priority.
1 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
Safety matters most, and the 2016 CR-V, Accord, Fit, Odyssey, HR-V and Pilot earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).