2019 Honda Pilot  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#13 of 2019 SUVs

#20 of all 2019 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. The Honda Pilot has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. 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 2019 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 2019 Honda Pilot has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Honda Pilot has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0295% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3669%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0295% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3669% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Honda Pilot is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Honda Pilot is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9575Chrysler PacificaNissan PathfinderKia SedonaGMC AcadiaDodge DurangoVolkswagen AtlasMazda CX-9Honda PilotHonda PassportSubaru AscentToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Honda Pilot with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 95. The 2019 Honda Pilot is safer than the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica, the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2019 Kia Sedona, the 2019 GMC Acadia, and the 2019 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2019 Subaru Ascent, the 2019 Honda Passport, the 2019 Mazda CX-9, and the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas.

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