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2007 Honda Pilot

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

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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
Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
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 2006-08 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 introduced in the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, structural changes were made to improve occupant protection in frontal offset crashes. Also in 2006, side head curtain airbags became standard for all three rows of seats, in addition to the front seat-mounted torso airbags that were standard in all 2003 and later models.

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. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2006 Honda Pilot EX 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,442 lbs.
Side airbagshead curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length188 in.
Width77 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0501
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)11
Center (cm)13
Right (cm)16
Brake pedal (cm)17
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-2
Right (cm)-2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)7
Rearward (cm)1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0501
Head
HIC-15225
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.3
Femur force - right (kN)1.9
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)1
Maximum tibia index - left0.45
Maximum tibia index - right0.52
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left94
Right103

Applies to 2006-08 models

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

The Honda Pilot was introduced in the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2006 models, side head curtain airbags became standard for all three rows of seats, in addition to the front seat-mounted torso airbags that were standard in all 2003 and later models.

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 that rib fractures would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

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 vehicle2006 Honda Pilot LX 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,397 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase106 in.
Length188 in.
Width76 in.
Engine3.5 L V6
EPA ratings17 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0629
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.
-12.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0629
Head HIC-15167
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)39
Lateral force (kN)2.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)35
Average deflection (mm)27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.96
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.46
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.7
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)4.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)59
A-P moment (Nm) 24

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0629
Head HIC-1568
Neck
Tension (kN)0.1
Compression (kN)0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)34
Lateral force (kN)1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)49
Average deflection (mm)37
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.71
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.0
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)3.6
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.3
L-M moment (Nm)46
A-P moment (Nm) 40

Applies to 2006-08 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

EX Seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeEX Seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)68
Distance below top of head (mm)52
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)8.2
Head contact time (ms)113
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)68
Max neck tension (N)588

Applies to 2006-08 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

LX Seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeLX Seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)70
Distance below top of head (mm)48
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)8.5
Head contact time (ms)100
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)34
Max neck tension (N)478

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