Top Safety Pick

2008 Honda Pilot

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2008 Honda Pilot 4-door SUV
2006 Honda Pilot shown

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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

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
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
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.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Seat type: EX Seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Seat type: LX Seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry