2012 Honda Pilot  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#16 of 2012 SUVs

#22 of all 2012 vehicles

Pictured: 2016 Honda Pilot
The Pilot, a mainstay of Honda's lineup since 2003, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 8. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2012 Honda Pilot is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Honda Pilot has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Honda Pilot has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0368% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1972%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0368% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1972% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Honda Pilot is 23% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Honda Pilot is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

10061Hyundai VeracruzKia SedonaNissan QuestNissan MuranoToyota 4RunnerToyota HighlanderJeep Grand CherokeeDodge DurangoHonda PilotToyota SiennaGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Honda Pilot with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 100. The 2012 Honda Pilot is safer than the 2012 Hyundai Veracruz, the 2012 Kia Sedona, the 2012 Nissan Quest, the 2012 Nissan Murano, the 2012 Toyota 4Runner, and the 2012 Toyota Highlander and less safe than the 2012 Dodge Durango and the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2012 Ford Explorer, the 2012 GMC Acadia, and the 2012 Toyota Sienna.

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