Safety Features of the 2017 Honda Pilot
Enjoy Complete Protection with the Pilot’s Passive Safety Features
No driver can prevent every accident, but in the 2017 Honda Pilot, you can drive with the confidence that you’ll be protected in the event of a collision. In these moments, it’s the Pilot’s passive safety features that work the hardest to ensure the safety of your passengers. Every Pilot has been built with Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which combines ultra-rigid and collapsible materials in an innovative design. When the Pilot encounters an opposing force, these materials can redirect that force away from passenger seating. Additionally, the Pilot comes equipped with dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.
All eight of the Pilot’s seating positions also offer the protection of headrests and three-point seat belts, and what’s more, the seat belts in the front row come standard with automatic tensioning systems and reminders. The Pilot’s designers have included Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, also known as LATCH, in both its second and third rows of seating. Drivers with young children will also be glad to know that every Pilot trim comes standard with childproof rear door locks.
The Pilot’s Active Safety Features Put You in Control
Whether they’re turned on by the driver or activated automatically, the 2017 Honda Pilot’s active safety features have been designed to give you mastery of the road! One of the Pilot’s most useful active safety features is Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control. This feature, which comes standard on all models, allows the Pilot to increase its traction in poor driving conditions, and it goes to work before you ever begin to experience reduced control. Drivers can further optimize their traction by paying close attention to the Pilot’s standard tire pressure monitoring system, visible right on your dashboard.
Thanks to the Pilot’s anti-lock brakes, electronic brake distribution, and brake assist technology, you’ll always be able to stop your vehicle quickly. Its brake assist feature allows the Pilot to learn from your braking behavior and recognize the signs of an emergency. In these situations, brake assist immediately applies the full force of the Pilot’s brakes. Each Pilot also comes equipped with LED daytime running lights and a multi-angle rearview camera, two powerful visibility-enhancing features. LED brake lights also come standard in every Pilot trim, and fog lights come standard on the EX trim and above. The Pilot’s rearview camera, which comes standard with guidelines, lets the driver choose between wide-angle, top-down, and normal views as they see fit! What’s more, buyers will enjoy the convenience of dynamic guidelines in every trim beyond the LX.
Driver-Assist Technologies in the Honda Pilot
Even after detailing all the Pilot’s passive and active safety features, we’ve barely scratched the surface of this vehicle’s protective capabilities. More and more, the world of automobile safety is being defined by computer-powered driver-assistance safety features. The Pilot EX trim comes standard with Honda LaneWatch, which allows you to view your blind spot using a side-view mirror-mounted camera. At this trim level, the Honda Sensing package also becomes available as an upgrade! Honda Sensing includes a Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as active features like a Collision Mitigation Braking System, a Road Departure Mitigation System, a Forward Collision Warning, and a Lane Departure Warning! Such features come standard on the Pilot’s Touring and Elite trims, and their utility cannot be overestimated. The Elite trim level replaces Honda LaneWatch with an automatic blind-spot monitoring system with a cross-traffic monitor. At this trim level, automatic high-beam headlights are also standard.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.