The 2016 Honda Pilot is a Top Safety Pick+

September 2nd, 2015 by

2016 Honda PilotRedesigned and safer than ever, the 2016 Honda Pilot has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ award. As one of the safest mid-size SUVs currently on the market, the new Pilot is perfect for Indiana drivers who place security at the top of their list. Let’s take a closer look!

What Makes the Pilot a Safe Bet?

If you’re familiar with the Honda Pilot, you probably know a bit about its testing history. Despite scoring well during the IIHS’s four major tests (moderate overlap front, side impact, roof strength, and head restraints and seat evacuation tests), the 2015 model didn’t make the final cut for small overlap front crash tests.

So, with all this in mind, the word-class designers at Honda went back to basics, resulting in a dramatic change in the Pilot’s overall safety. To ace small overlap tests, Honda reworked the Pilot’s body, particularly its front end, into a visibly stronger, brawnier vehicle. Its newly-earned “good” frontal crash rating, as well as its favorable ratings in the four other testing areas, make it a Top Safety Pick vehicle.

The “+” in Top Safety Pick+ refers to the Pilot’s front crash prevention system, which is rated “superior.” Technically, only the 2016 Pilot EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims qualify as Top Safety Pick+ vehicles, because they include the high-tech safety features offered through Honda Sensing. So, while the standard LX trim doesn’t come equipped with a crash prevention system, it still has the impressive Top Safety Pick award behind it.

Much More than an SUV

In addition to outstanding safety ratings, our Indiana customers in the greater Highland area can expect nothing less than Honda excellence from the latest Pilot. Outfitted with a 3.5L V6 engine, eight-passenger seating, Bluetooth, and much more, this family SUV is solid, practical, and stylish.

Come and See Us in Highland, IN!

Your new Honda Pilot is waiting for you at Bosak Honda Highland! For more information on safety features, available trims, performance, and more, visit our dealership today! Or, feel free to contact us by phone during regular business hours with your questions and concerns.