These standard and available 2017 Honda Pilot safety features actively help to keep you in control of the vehicle.
Vehicle Stability Assist: This standard safety feature includes a traction control system as well and is able to detect incidents of oversteering, understeering, or a loss of traction. Vehicle Stability Assist responds by adjusting engine output or brake force to bring the Pilot back under control.
Advanced Braking Systems: Between the standard anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, and brake assist, the Pilot is engineered to prevent wheel lockup during hard braking, apply the proper brake force to each wheel, and apply the maximum braking force during emergency braking.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Standard on all Pilot models, the multi-angle rearview camera offers normal, wide, and top-down views of what’s behind the Pilot, complete with guidelines. Line up a trailer or back out of a parking spot with confidence.
Lane Departure Warning: Part of the Honda Sensing suite, this feature tracks pavement markings with a front-mounted camera and issues audio and visual warnings if it senses the Pilot is drifting from its lane. Another Honda Sensing feature, Road Departure Mitigation, tracks signs and side-of-road markings; if it detects that the Pilot is unintentionally leaving the pavement, it can adjust performance and take measures to keep you on the road.
Forward Collision Warning: Radar sensors let this Honda Sensing safety feature detect the position of vehicles and alert to possible collisions, bringing the driver’s attention to the road when it senses the Pilot is approaching another vehicle too quickly.
Collision Mitigation Braking: If the driver fails to respond to the Forward Collision Warning, this Honda Sensing feature can automatically apply brakes and slow the Pilot in an attempt to avoid the collision.
It can be nice to have a little extra help while out and about, and these Pilot safety features serve as an extra set of eyes on the road or an extra hand on the wheel.
Honda LaneWatch: Found on Pilot EX, EX-L, and Touring trims, the LaneWatch camera is mounted on the passenger-side mirror and displays a fuller view than what can be seen from just the mirror. Simply signal your intent to change lanes and the camera puts its view on the in-dash display.
Lane Keeping Assist: This Honda Sensing feature kicks in if a Lane Departure Warning isn’t responded to, giving the wheel a gentle nudge to fight driver fatigue and keep you centered in your lane.
Adaptive Cruise Control: Radar sensors on the front end of the Pilot enable this Honda Sensing feature to track the speeds of surrounding vehicles, automatically adjusting your cruising speed to keep with the flow of traffic.
Blind-Spot Monitoring System: Found on the Elite trim, these radar sensors replace the LaneWatch camera and indicate on your dashboard whether a vehicle is in either of the Pilot’s blind spots. Remember to always check visually before changing lanes, though!