NHTSA Gives 2015 Honda Pilot Four-Star Safety Rating
The new 2015 Honda Pilot has been awarded a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The rating applies to front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models of the Honda Pilot.
The latest edition of Honda’s crossover SUV scored four stars in the front crash test, five stars in the side crash test, and four stars in the rollover crash test, giving it an overall safety rating of four out of five possible stars. The 2015 Pilot, which is in dealerships now, comes standard with six airbags, vehicle stability control with traction control, and antilock brakes.
The 2014 Pilot earned an overall “good” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, although the agency has yet to rate this year’s model. Since the 2015 edition is almost identical to its predecessor, though, one could reasonably expect it to receive a similar rating, unless the difficult new small-overlap crash test proves problematic for the Pilot.
Two of the Pilot’s key competitors, the 2015 Chevy Traverse and the 2015 Ford Explorer, received the NHTSA’s top five-star overall safety rating. The 2015 Toyota 4Runner SUV tied the Pilot with a four-star overall safety rating of its own, while the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder crossover has yet to be rated.