2017 Honda Pilot  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#17 of 2017 SUVs

#21 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Honda Pilot
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. The Pilot has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. The Honda Pilot packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Honda Pilot is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2017 Honda Pilot is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Honda Pilot offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 7%.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9767Nissan MuranoNissan PathfinderGMC AcadiaChrysler PacificaFord ExplorerJeep Grand CherokeeMazda CX-9Dodge DurangoToyota HighlanderHonda PilotHonda OdysseyToyota SiennaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Honda Pilot with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 97. The 2017 Honda Pilot is safer than the 2017 Nissan Murano, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2017 GMC Acadia, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2017 Ford Explorer, the 2017 Toyota Sienna, and the 2017 Honda Odyssey. It is about as safe as the 2017 Toyota Highlander, the 2017 Dodge Durango, and the 2017 Mazda CX-9.

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