September 8, 2015
The 2016 Honda Pilot and the 2016 Honda Odyssey have earned top safety pick awards. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2016 Honda Pilot an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2016 Honda Odyssey a five star overall safety rating.
After completely redesigning the Honda Pilot for the 2016 model year, many of the safety features were upgraded causing the bump in the safety rating from the IIHS. In order to win a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS, the vehicle needs a good or acceptable small overlap rating and good ratings in the four other tests, including moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints, along with a front crash prevention system to qualify for the advanced + rating.
During the IIHS testing, the 2016 Pilot performed well with these results from Automotive World:
- Maximum intrusion of 4 inches at the parking brake pedal.
- Well-controlled dummy movement.
- Front and side curtain airbags kept dummy in place and protected the head from contact with the car and outside objects.
- Low risk of any significant injuries in a severe crash.
The NHTSA awarded the 2016 Honda Odyssey with a five star overall safety rating, the highest safety rating available from the federal government. When testing was performed by the NHTSA, the Odyssey received five stars in the front and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover test. The 2016 Odyssey has many standard safety features that helped achieve this rating, including:
- Vehicle stability assist with traction control
- Brake assist
- Antilock brakes
- Rearview camera
In the upgraded trim levels, including the EX-L, Touring and Elite models, the Odyssey has additional standard safety features:
- Forward-collision warning
- Lane-departure warning