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2016 Honda Pilot Receives 5-Star NHTSA Safety Rating

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2016 Honda Pilot Elite

The 2016 Honda Pilot has just earned another feather to put in its cap: the SUV was recently awarded the highest-possible 5-star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The recognition follows the vehicle’s Top Safety Pick+ safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), giving the 2016 Honda Pilot the distinction of being the only three-row mainstream SUV with the highest safety ratings in the US.

“With the addition of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies available through Honda Sensing, no other midsize mainstream SUV on the market today can match the Pilot’s top IIHS and NHTSA safety scores,” said Jeff Conrad, the Honda Division senior vice president an general manager.

All Honda models, including the Pilot, are equipped with a standard rearview camera, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Assist, and front, side, and curtain-side airbags. Optional features for the Pilot include Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise control.

This latest safety rating further validates U.S. News & World Report’s decision to name Honda’s SUV lineup—which includes the Pilot, CR-V, and HR-V—the 2016 Best SUV Brand.