Honda Pi­lot earns high­est safety award

The Peterborough Examiner - - Wheels -

The re­designed and re­freshed 2019 Honda Pi­lot has earned the 2018 In­sur­ance In­sti­tute for High­way Safety’s (IIHS) high­est over­all safety rat­ing of Top Safety Pick+.

This is due to top rat­ings of “Good” in five of six crash­wor­thi­ness tests, a stan­dard “Good” rat­ing for the Pi­lot’s head­lights and a “Su­pe­rior” rat­ing for the Col­li­sion Mit­i­ga­tion Brak­ing Sys­tem (CMBS) fea­ture of the stan­dard Honda Sens­ing suite of ad­vanced driver-as­si­tive and ac­tive safety tech­nolo­gies.

To qual­ify for the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ award, a ve­hi­cle must earn “Good” rat­ings in the driver-side small over­lap front, mod­er­ate over­lap front, side, roof strength and head re­straint tests and an “Ac­cept­able” or “Good” rat­ing in the pas­sen­ger-side small over­lap test.

It also needs an avail­able front crash preven­tion sys­tem that earns an “Ad­vanced” or “Su­pe­rior” rat­ing and avail­able “Good”rated head­lights.

The 2019 Pi­lot brings a long list of up­grades to Honda’s award-win­ning eight­seat SUV.

The nu­mer­ous changes in­clude more ag­gres­sive ex­te­rior styling, an avail­able new hands-free power ac­cess tail­gate, pow­er­train re­fine­ments, ma­jor up­grades to avail­able con­nected-car tech­nol­ogy, an avail­able new Dis­play Au­dio touch­screen sys­tem with Ap­ple CarPlay and An­droid Auto in­te­gra­tion, and a vol­ume knob.

The 2019 Pi­lot also adopts the Honda Sens­ing suite of ad­vanced safety and driver-as­sis­tive tech­nol­ogy as stan­dard on all trims.

Honda Sens­ing helps pro­vide greater aware­ness of driv­ing con­di­tions around the ve­hi­cle, in some cases help­ing driv­ers main­tain lane po­si­tion and, un­der cer­tain con­di­tions, is ca­pa­ble of slow­ing or even stop­ping the ve­hi­cle if it de­tects a po­ten­tial front col­li­sion.

The 2019 Honda Pi­lot has been given a Top Safety Pick+ award by the U.S. In­sur­ance In­sti­tute for High­way Safety (IIHS) thanks to its Col­li­sion Mit­i­ga­tion Brak­ing Sys­tem fea­ture that is part of the stan­dard Honda Sens­ing ad­vanced driver-as­sis­tive and safety tech­nol­ogy.

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