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2016 Honda Pilot

Midsize SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

Check for NHTSA recalls
1
Side airbags: head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2015
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2014
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
P
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
P
G
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
P
G
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
P
G
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Pilot was redesigned for the 2016 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 10 cm at the parking brake pedal. Upper interior intrusion measured 3-4 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s movement was well controlled. The dummy’s head loaded the frontal airbag, which stayed in front of the dummy until rebound. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Honda Pilot EX 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,219 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length194 in.
Width79 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1521
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)4
Footrest (cm)8
Left toepan (cm)7
Brake pedal (cm)5
Parking brake (cm)10
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)3
Upper dash (cm)4
Lower instrument panel (cm)4

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1521
Head
HIC-15243
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)17
Maximum Nij 0.30
Chest maximum compression (mm)24
Femur (kN)
Left0.1
Right0.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left0
Right3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.41
Right0.41
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.8
Right1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left80
Right62

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Pilot was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Honda Pilot Touring 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,383 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length194 in.
Width79 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1501
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)2
Left (cm)3
Center (cm)3
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)-5
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1501
Head
HIC-15145
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)46
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.2
Femur force - right (kN)0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.46
Maximum tibia index - right0.48
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left61
Right97

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Honda Pilot was redesigned for the 2016 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Honda Pilot Touring 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,288 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase111 in.
Length194 in.
Width79 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1501
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-17.5

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1501
Head HIC-15147
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)28
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)26
Average deflection (mm)23
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.27
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.25
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.8
Acetabulum force (kN)0.9
Combined force (kN)3.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)37
A-P moment (Nm) -22

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1501
Head HIC-15122
Neck
Tension (kN)0.6
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)34
Lateral force (kN)2.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.62
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.61
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.1
Acetabulum force (kN)1.7
Combined force (kN)1.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.1
L-M moment (Nm)111
A-P moment (Nm) 19

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight4,219 lbs
Peak force22,025 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.22
Tested vehicle
Graph below is for the tested Pilot EX 2wd model. Curb weight above is for the Pilot EX 4wd model used in the IIHS small overlap front test. Strength-to-weight ratio above is obtained by dividing peak force by this 4wd model's curb weight.
2016 Honda Pilot EX 4-door 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)50
Distance below top of head (mm)35
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.0
Head contact time (ms)67
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)470

Applies to 2016 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System

Package name

  • Optional Honda Sensing Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
5 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 12 mph.
2 points

How this rating is determined

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