The absolutely redesigned 2023 Honda Pilot improved on its predecessor in myriad methods, with a nicer inside, extra good-looking styling, extra off-road functionality and higher on-road driving dynamics. It seems that security has improved, too. The Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security gave the three-row SUV its highest award, the Prime Security Decide+.
That is the primary time for the reason that 2019 mannequin 12 months that the Pilot has earned any stage of Prime Security Decide from the IIHS, not to mention the Decide+ award. The principle enhancements have been in passenger small overlap crash testing, headlight efficiency and automated emergency braking for pedestrians. The small overlap rating went from “Marginal” to “Good,” headlight efficiency from “Acceptable” to “Good,” and automated emergency braking from “No Credit score” to “Superior” each throughout the day and at evening. The entire automated emergency braking know-how receiving that top rating is normal on all Pilots, as are the extremely rated headlights. Moreover, the Pilot earned high marks the almost each overlap check in addition to the tough up to date facet crash check. Seat belt reminders and LATCH youngster seat anchor use obtained that high Good ranking, too.
There’s nonetheless a little bit of room for enchancment, although. The IIHS examined the brand new Pilot within the up to date average entrance overlap check, and it solely obtained a Marginal ranking. This check, which components in rear occupant security, is not but a part of the group’s ranking standards, nevertheless it doubtless can be within the close to future. It is also been flummoxing loads of present automotive fashions in all number of segments.
Nonetheless, it is a sturdy exhibiting for the brand new Pilot, and with what number of three-row SUVs additionally earn a Prime Security Decide+ ranking, it is an essential one for the Honda. Rivals with the award embody the Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, Nissan Pathfinder, Subaru Ascent and Toyota Highlander. Shut behind with simply the fundamental Prime Security Decide ranking are the Ford Explorer and the Mazda CX-9.