New 2023 Honda Pilot SUV Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating
Rooted in Honda’s enduring commitment to “Safety for Everyone,” which centers on advancing safety for all road users, all 2023 Pilot models come equipped with the comprehensive Honda Sensing® suite. This suite includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), recognized by the IIHS as a “front crash prevention” system, Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) featuring Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Notably, Honda Sensing® is now a standard feature across all new Honda models, benefitting over 6 million Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today.
Honda’s commitment to safety extends to all its vehicles, thanks to the proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. This design aids in safeguarding occupants during various frontal collisions and includes advanced supplemental restraint systems. In the case of the 2023 Pilot, Honda engineers have taken ACE™ a step further by optimizing and integrating it into the front sub-frame and side-frame. This innovation enhances the Pilot’s compatibility with smaller vehicles and bolsters occupant protection in oblique frontal collisions.
The new Pilot also introduces Honda’s award-winning front passenger airbag, featuring a three-chamber design. This innovation proves particularly effective in angled frontal impacts where lateral forces might cause an occupant’s head to rotate excessively or slide off the airbag, thereby reducing the risk of severe injury. The new Honda Pilot is a testament to American innovation and craftsmanship. It was meticulously designed at the Honda Design Studio in California, developed by Honda engineers at the North American Automotive Development Center in Ohio, and is exclusively manufactured by dedicated associates at the Alabama Auto Plant.