2020 Honda Pilot Safety

December 4th, 2019 by

2020 Honda Pilot
There’s so much for Dover to love about the 2020 Honda Pilot— from the roomy, versatile interior and interconnected cabin to its sleek exterior styling. Even more alluring, the 2020 Honda Pilot has logged outstanding safety ratings which the team here at Dover Honda has detailed below. So if you’re deciding between a Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander, let the full suite of Honda Sensing® safety and its impressive safety ratings show you what sets the Honda Pilot apart from its competitors.

2020 Honda Pilot NHTSA Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA*, gave the 2020 Honda Pilot AWD SUV a 5-star rating overall on a 5-star scale. This overall score is determined by how the vehicle performs across a series of the three most common car accident scenarios. See how the 2020 Honda Pilot scored in the following crash tests below:

  • Frontal Crash: 4 Stars
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars
  • Rollover: 4 Stars

2020 Honda Pilot IIHS Rating

Additionally, another safety rating institution— the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)**— found the 2020 Honda Pilot EX 4WD to be impressively safe. They test for crashworthiness and crash avoidance & mitigation. The IIHS scores vehicles on a scale of good, acceptable, moderate, and poor, or superior, advanced, and basic.  Crashworthiness (ability to protect passengers)

  • Small Overlap Front, driver-side: Good
  • Small Overlap Front, passenger-side: Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front: Good
  • Side: Good
  • Roof Strength: Good
  • Head Restraints & Seats: Good

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation (technologies to avoid or lessen the severity of crash):

  • Headlights: Good, Acceptable (varies across trims)
  • Front Crash Prevention, vehicle-to-vehicle: Superior

The Honda Sensing® Technology Suite

Every 2020 Honda Pilot comes standard with Honda Sensing® technology. This suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies is designed to keep you safer on Portsmouth roads. These features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Test Drive a Honda Pilot at Dover Honda

If you’re ready to immerse yourself in the full suite of safety included in the 2020 Honda Pilot, contact our dealership today to schedule a test drive. In addition to the impressive active and passive safety features of the Pilot, the standard Honda Sensing® makes it a hard SUV to ignore, even when compared to the Highlander. With any other questions regarding our inventory of Honda vehicles and their safety ratings, stop in or contact us today.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.

**For more information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, visit https://www.iihs.org.

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