“The 2016 Pilot is not only the most technologically advanced Honda vehicle on the road today, but the top choice for family SUV buyers interested in safety performance,” said Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President of the Honda Division. “No other midsize mainstream SUV on the market today can match the comprehensive suite of Honda Sensing advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies on the new Honda Pilot.”
The 2016 Honda Pilot has five different trim levels available, and both the Touring and Elite trims come with Honda Sensing safety technology as standard (drivers can upgrade for Honda Sensing on EX and EX-L trims). These new safety amenities are designed to help bring a driver’s attention back to the road and even automatically slow the vehicle down if the Pilot detects an accident could occur.
Without these advanced technology features, the 2016 Honda Pilot still earns the impressive 2015 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. Honda Sensing includes four different features on the Pilot, helping to make it one of the safest SUV options on the road:
Collision mitigation braking system: With a built-in radar sensor, the Pilot can detect how far away a vehicle is and whether you are approaching too quickly. First it alerts a warning noise, and then it can apply brake pressure automatically if needed.
Road departure mitigation: At speeds of 45-90 mph, the Pilot’s road departure warning system is active. If it detects that you are too close to the edge of the road, it sends vibrations to the steering wheel to alert you and can even apply torque and braking to keep you in your lane.
Forward collision warning:Combined with collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning uses a small front-mounted camera to detect vehicles in front of you, sending audio and visual alerts if you get too close.
Lane departure warning: If you start to drift from your lane without a turn signal on, lane departure warning will flash alert lights and provide audio warnings to bring your focus back to the road.
Families have chosen the Honda brand for years, knowing that they build some of the safest SUVs. Let us show you everything the 2016 Honda Pilot has to offer from the best seat in the house: the driver’s. Visit a New England Honda Dealer near you for a test drive.