The 2017 Honda Pilot Safety Features

  • 2018 Honda Pilot

    For Detroit drivers looking for an SUV that is loaded with safety features, from active features to passive features to driver-assist technology, the 2017 Honda Pilot is the vehicle for you. With seating for eight passengers, the Pilot was built with comfort and safety in mind for everyone inside to make it the ultimate SUV for the modern family. Throughout every model and trim level are standard features that make safety the priority, and for drivers who want even more features and driver-assist technology, available packages and higher trim levels have that covered, too.

Passive Safety

With such an emphasis on safety features and technology, there is a long list of integrated safety features that could go on under the radar but play an integral part in the Pilot’s stance on safety. These features are built in, from the materials used to the seat belts to the airbags. Altogether, these passive features make the Pilot one of the safest SUVs on the road. Every Pilot model has:

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
  • Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and three-row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
  • 3-point seat belts at all seating positions; automatic tensioning system in front seat belts
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
  • Driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt reminder
  • Child-proof rear door locks
Honda Pilot Interior
Honda Pilot driving down the road

Active Safety

Added to the groundwork laid out by all the passive safety features is a long list of active safety features that drivers will find on every Pilot model from the entry-level LX to the top-of-the-line Elite. Some of these features include:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire pressure monitoring system with tire fill assist and location and pressure indicators
  • Daytime running lights

More Active Safety Features

Every Pilot model also comes with a multi-angle rearview camera with three different views including normal, top-down, and wide, to make getting in and out of tight spaces much easier. The camera comes as a part of the standard equipment list on the Pilot, and on the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trims, the camera comes standard with upgraded dynamic guidelines.

Another feature on the Pilot is a blind-spot sensing system. With sensors on the rear bumper, drivers have extra help deciding if the coast is clear to change lanes.

Honda Pilot Rearview Camera

Honda Sensing

The Honda Sensing package is a suite of driver-assist technology designed to help drivers drive better, see more, and navigate more safely on the road. The Honda Sensing technologies come standard on the Touring and Elite trims, and are available options on the EX and EX-L. The features and systems that come with the Honda Sensing package include:


Honda Pilot Road Departure Mitigation System

Road Departure Mitigation System – This system uses a small camera that can identify and monitor road markings and lane lines and can alert the driver if it detects that the Pilot is drifting from the road. If no action is taken by the driver, the Pilot can employ the brakes and steering to help stop the Pilot from going off the road.

Honda Pilot Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist System – This system can detect if the Pilot is straying from its designated lane on the highway without a signal change. It can nudge the steering wheel to straighten the Pilot back into the center of the lane.

Honda Pilot Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control – This system takes into consideration a set desired speed along with a desired distance interval between the Pilot and vehicles ahead of you on the road. It will automatically adjust the Pilot’s speed to keep a harmonious balance between these two settings and keep the Pilot seamlessly integrated with the natural flow of traffic so the driver doesn’t have to manually keep slowing down or speeding up.

Honda Pilot Foward Collision Warning

Forward Collision Warning – This system warns the driver if an oncoming vehicle or other object is dangerously approaching the Pilot.

Honda Pilot Collision Mitigation Braking System

Collision Mitigation System – If this system detects a dangerous and unavoidable approaching vehicle or object, it can engage the brakes to bring the Pilot to a stop and help mitigate any collision.

More Driver Assist Technology

There are even more driver-assist technology systems available throughout the Pilot’s trim levels. Some other features that become available as you explore the higher-level Pilot models include:


Honda Pilot Lanewatch

Honda LaneWatch – Coming standard on the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims is Honda LaneWatch, which uses a camera mounted on the passenger-side mirror to display a live video feed of the right lane when the driver signals for a lane change. With this system, the driver can see up to four times more than using the mirror alone.

Honda Pilot Front View

Auto High-Beam Headlights – Standard on the Elite trim, these headlights turn on and off automatically without the driver’s input. So during long stretches inside the Pilot, through different weather conditions, or going from day to night, drivers can rest assured that the Pilot can always be seen by other vehicles.

Honda Pilot Blind Spot Information System

Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor – Also standard on the Elite trim, this system gives drivers extra assistance and assurance that when changing lanes on the highway it is safe to do so.

Test Drive Today

Explore everything that makes the 2017 Honda Pilot the ultimate SUV for safety-conscious drivers and families by visiting a Detroit Area Honda Dealer near you. We will answer any questions you may have and get you behind the wheel for a test drive.

Detroit Area Honda Dealers

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