How the 2023 Honda Pilot Earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick +

August 8th, 2023 by

Blue 2023 Honda Pilot SUV


The brand new 2023 Honda Pilot has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest accolade, the 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK + rating. Contributing to its overall rating, the redesigned SUV earned top ratings from IIHS in Crash Avoidance & Mitigation evaluations including daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian avoidance and headlight performance. With this award, a combined seven models have earned 2023 TSP ratings or better.


Based on Honda’s long standing “Safety for Everyone” approach, which focuses on advancing safety for everyone sharing the road, all 2023 Pilot models are equipped with Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. Those include Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Pedestrian Detection, evaluated by the IIHS as a “front crash prevention” system; Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).; and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Honda Sensing is now standard on all Honda models.


For families, child safety is a major factor in the Honda Pilot. The SUV offers an array of child safety features, including LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system, making it easier and more secure to install child seats. Overall, it is safe to say that the 2023 Honda Pilot is an ideal SUV for families.


Related: History of the Honda Pilot


All Honda vehicles benefit from Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which is designed to help protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems, For the 2023 Pilot, Honda engineers enhanced ACE with a new structure that is optimized and integrated into the front sub-frame and side-frame that improves the SUV’s crash compatibility with smaller vehicles, and occupant protection in oblique frontal collisions. For 2023, the Honda Pilot is the largest and most powerful Honda SUV yet.



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