All-New 2016 Honda Pilot Nabs Top Safety Pick from IIHS - Automobile

Honda’s all-new 2016 Pilot midsize , three-row crossover has nabbed the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ rating, along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s highest crash-test ratings, when equipped... IIHS awards its Top Safety Pick+ designation only to cars and trucks that offer a front crash-prevention system, and only when that system earns a superior rating from the insurance industry organization, Honda says. The automaker’s Honda Sensing system is available on ’16 Pilots with the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels. It is not offered on the base Pilot LX, which starts at $30,875. The EX with Honda Sensing is $34,310, which is $1,000 more than the EX without the system. The new Pilot's ACE body structure features a "three-bone" floor frame, with a third longitudinal frame rail running through the middle of the unibody's floor frame, says Brian Bautsch, who is in charge of the CUV's safety development. The Honda Pilot's left front wheel, tire, and brake caliper can be seen bending out of the way from the driver's floorboard in the crash-test video. Honda took about 300 pounds out of the ’16 Pilot while increasing torsional rigidity by 25 percent and mass rigidity by 67 percent. Source: