The 2017 Honda Pilot Earns Top Safety Distinctions

2017 Honda Pilot touchscreen

With three-rows of seating concealed within a sleek yet muscular body, it’s easy for the 2017 Honda Pilot to inspire a sense of safety at a glance. As you further explore the vehicle, you’ll find that the peace-of-mind it promises is made possible through a vast selection of standard and available safety features, not to mention one of the most protective body structures in the industry and available all-wheel drive.

Body Structure

After exhaustive crash-testing, the 2017 Honda Pilot scored a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration1, as well as a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety2. These crash-test performance rankings stem largely from the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which directs harmful impact energy away from the passenger compartment in the event of a collision occurring. Further protection is assured through an extensive and diverse selection of airbags, and you’ll find Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in both the second and third rows for the proper fitting of child seats.

All-Weather, All-Terrain

The 2017 Honda Pilot delivers optimal traction across challenging terrain or during extreme weather conditions. The available Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) AWD system is quite sophisticated, distributing torque in milliseconds when slippage is detected. Even models with front-wheel drive will experience above-average capabilities thanks to standard Intelligent Traction Management, which offers a Snow setting perfect for pesky New England winters. When you opt for all-wheel drive, you’ll also have Sand and Mud modes.

Safety Technology

Honda has a reputation for delivering plenty of first-class safety features as standard, and the 2017 Honda Pilot is certainly no exception. Each model offers:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Hill Start Assist

You can even cycle between three viewing modes using your standard multi-angle rearview camera, which comes with integrated guidelines for easier reversing. For additional safety, equip your Pilot with some available, state-of-the-art driver assistance technologies, including:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

The 2017 Honda Pilot Focuses on Family-Friendly Safety

The 2017 Honda Pilot combines the raw force you need for backcountry exploration with the cutting-edge safety features you and your family deserve. To find out more or arrange a test drive, visit the showroom here at Silko Honda, or feel free to contact one of our team members directly.

1Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

2The 2017 Ridgeline and Pilot with Honda Sensing™ and LED headlights, and the 2017 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™ and projector beam halogen headlights have been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.