2020 Honda Pilot  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#18 of 2020 SUVs

#27 of all 2020 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. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Honda Pilot has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 Honda Pilot has a score of 88, implying a 0.031% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Honda Pilot has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0309% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.53%, 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 3.53% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Honda Pilot is 36% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Honda Pilot is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9374Nissan PathfinderChrysler PacificaV. Atlas Cross SportHyundai PalisadeToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyHonda PassportVolkswagen AtlasFord ExplorerHonda PilotSubaru AscentKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Honda Pilot with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 93. The 2020 Honda Pilot is safer than the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2020 Chrysler Pacifica. It is about as safe as the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, the 2020 Toyota Sienna, the 2020 Honda Odyssey, the 2020 Kia Telluride, the 2020 Subaru Ascent, the 2020 Ford Explorer, the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, and the 2020 Honda Passport.

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