2016 Honda Pilot  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#11 of 2016 SUVs

#13 of all 2016 vehicles


The Pilot, part of Honda's lineup since 2003, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 8. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Pilot packs some oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 Honda Pilot is safe 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 2016 Honda Pilot has a score of 89, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.029%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.6%.

We estimate that the 2016 Honda Pilot has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0309% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5251%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0309% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5251% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Honda Pilot is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Honda Pilot is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Honda Pilot offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9958Hyundai Santa FeNissan MuranoNissan QuestC. Town and CountryKia SedonaFord ExplorerJeep Grand CherokeeDodge DurangoHonda PilotToyota HighlanderToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Honda Pilot with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 99. The 2016 Honda Pilot is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2016 Nissan Murano, the 2016 Nissan Quest, the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country, the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Ford Explorer, the 2016 Honda Odyssey, the 2016 Toyota Sienna, and the 2016 Toyota Highlander. It is about as safe as the 2016 Dodge Durango.

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