Honda Pilot earns highest safety award
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.