2006 Honda Pilot

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2006 Honda Pilot 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Honda Pilot EX 4-door 4wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0501
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 ID VTF0501
Head
HIC-15 225
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.45
Maximum tibia index - right 0.52
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.1
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 94
Right 103

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Honda Pilot LX 4-door 4wd with standard head curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES0629
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -12.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES0629
Head HIC-15 167
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 ID CES0629
Head HIC-15 68
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: EX Seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type EX Seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 68
Distance below top of head (mm) 52
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 8.2
Head contact time (ms) 113
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 68
Max neck tension (N) 588

Seat type: LX Seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type LX Seats
Geometry
Backset (mm) 70
Distance below top of head (mm) 48
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 8.5
Head contact time (ms) 100
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 34
Max neck tension (N) 478

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted