2017 Honda Pilot Safety Features

  • 2017 Honda Pilot

    The 2017 Honda Pilot safety features are state of the art, including advanced driver-assist technologies that make it a top choice for New England families. A combination of active, passive, and driver-assist features work to help you avoid accidents if at all possible and mitigate the damage when a collision occurs. Read on to discover all of the different ways the Pilot can keep you safe.

Active Safety

These standard and available 2017 Honda Pilot safety features actively help to keep you in control of the vehicle.


Honda Pilot Vehicle Stability Assist

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.

Honda Pilot Brake Assist

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.

Honda Pilot Rearview Camera

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.

Honda Pilot Road Departure Mitigation System

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.

Honda Pilot Honda Sensing

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.

Honda Pilot Collision Mitigation Braking System

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.

Passive Safety

These passive 2017 Honda Pilot safety features are there to keep passengers secure and safe in the cabin of the SUV.

  • ACE Body Structure: The ACE—Advanced Compatibility Engineering—body structure of the Pilot is designed with crumple zones to help deflect crash energy away from passengers and features reinforced sections in common collision areas.
  • Airbags: The Pilot has an array of airbags designed to protect passengers in the event of an accident, including a pair of dual-stage multi-threshold front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and three-row side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH): LATCH safety anchors make it easy to secure a child car seat, keeping your little one snug and in place for a trip to the store or a long family vacation. LATCH anchors are found in both the second and third rows.
  • Three-Point Seat Belts: Each of the Pilot’s seating positions features a three-point seat belt to keep the passenger or driver secure in the event of a collision. Front seats feature a reminder to buckle up before driving and automatic tensioning systems for added security.
  • Child-Proof Rear Door Locks: Little ones can get curious when left to themselves, but the standard child-proof locks on the rear doors ensure that they won’t open the door while you’re on the road.

Driver-Assist Features

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 Pilot Lanewatch

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.

Honda Pilot Lane Keeping Assist

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.

Honda Pilot Adaptive Cruise Control

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.

Honda Pilot Blind Spot Information System

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!

Test Drive a Pilot

Now that you’ve seen a thorough rundown of the 2017 Honda Pilot safety features, we hope you have some peace of mind about choosing it as your next work or family vehicle. Safety is just one of the Pilot’s many strengths; let us show you its energetic engine, spacious cabin, and long list of standard and available features with a test drive at a New England Honda Dealer.

New England Honda Dealers


Phone: (877) 770-8091

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