What Are the 2021 Honda Pilot Safety Ratings?

September 1st, 2021 by

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When you upgrade your Blacksburg, SC drive with a new Honda Pilot, not only are they being afforded a spacious crossover cabin, but they’re gaining access to premium safety systems. This is why the 2021 Honda Pilot safety ratings from some of the automotive industry’s top organizations attest to the SUV’s durability and reliability. Explore the Honda Pilot safety ratings and its safety features with Renaldo Honda.

Pilot Safety Ratings: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

When assessed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Honda Pilot earned the high ratings of “Good” and “Acceptable” in nearly all categories. Here are the Honda Pilot safety ratings that are given by the IIHS:


  • Small overlap front driver side: Good*
  • Small overlap front passenger: Acceptable*
  • Moderate overlap front: Good*
  • Side: Good*
  • Roof strength: Good*
  • Head restraints and seats: Good*

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

  • Front crash prevention: Advanced with standard system*
  • Headlights (varies by trim/ option): Good* / Acceptable*
  • Child seat anchors (LATCH) ease of use: Acceptable*

Pilot Safety Ratings: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

When undergoing front and side-impact tests from the National National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the SUV earned the following safety ratings:

  • Overall Safety Rating: 5 Stars**
  • Frontal Crash: 4 Stars**
  • Side Crash: 5 Stars**
  • Rollover: 4 Stars**

Honda Pilot Safety and Driver-Assist Features

You may be wondering how exactly the Honda Pilot garnered such impressive safety ratings. It’s due to the additional support of the standard safety features available on the Pilot such as a

Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Anti-Lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Assist, and a multi-angle rearview camera for improved control and visibility.

Additionally, Gaffney, SC drivers will have Honda Sensing®– a suite of high-tech driver-assist features:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights

Shop for the New Honda Pilot for Sale at Renaldo Honda

Now that you know more about the 2021 Honda Pilot safety ratings and its robust selection of advanced safety features, you can enjoy nothing but peace of mind on Kings Mountain streets. Contact us if you’d like to take the Pilot for a test and see its safety features in action. While you’re here, be sure to ask about our new vehicle specials which can help you get a great deal on the ultra-safe Pilot!


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

**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.