Top 6 Honda Pilot Safety Features
Honda engineers designed the Pilot with safety bookmarked as a priority. When it comes to new drivers, safety is the biggest asset a vehicle could have. The Pilot has state of the art safety features suitable for everyone — especially parents teaching teen drivers. Here are just a few of them! From the Lane Keeping Assist feature that helps the driver stay in his or her lane to the Collision Mitigation Braking System, the Honda Pilot SUV has every safety feature you could imagine to give you peace of mind and help your new driver stay safe on the road. The primary goal of the Pilot’s safety features is to make accidents less likely to occur by using tech to mitigate inevitable human error.
Some features of the Honda Pilot are standard, meaning that they’re available on all six trim levels. These Pilot trims include LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, Elite, and Black Edition. Each trim is equipped to help you protect the people who matter most. As a family SUV, you’ll often be driving with children, spouses, and close friends. Let’s keep them as safe as possible on the road.
Standard & Available Honda Pilot Safety Features
Honda Sensing is a standard feature on the 2020 Honda Pilot, and it includes a bundle of safety and driver assistance technologies that were designed to provide a safer driving experience. Now, the Honda Pilot takes it a step beyond the standard Honda Sensing features to combine the best of technology and safety. Often times, safety features are even more useful when used in combination with Honda Sensing which makes the Pilot an obvious choice for new and experienced drivers alike. Many parents have intentions of teaching their child how to drive in the SUV they buy, so let’s learn a bit more about these options.
1. Road Departure Mitigation System*
Honda Sensing includes technology like the Road Departure Mitigation System, which immediately issues a warning if you cross detected lanes without signaling. Every driver gets distracted occasionally. There might be an accident on the side of the road, or maybe you’ve got a crying baby in the backseat. Either way, the Pilot has your back. Crossing lanes without signaling will sound a warning so that you can either use your turn signal or jump back into your designated lane.
2. Collision Braking Mitigation System*
Fit for new drivers, the Collision Braking Mitigation System gives a warning and helps avoid frontal collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians by applying brake pressure when a collision seems unavoidable. As a parent of a new driver or maybe the parent of a teenager learning to drive, your primary goal is to keep them safe. Telling them to keep there eyes on the road only goes so far, so your Pilot can brake for them if needed.
3. Adaptive Cruise Control*
Another added bonus of Honda Sensing is the Adaptive Cruise Control feature because it can sense your Honda Pilot’s speed and adjust based on the traffic around you. This is the perfect feature for summer road trips. Driving on the interstate can be repetitive and sometimes you’ll come across areas where traffic moves slower. Now, your Pilot can adapt to your surroundings.
4. Lane Keeping Assist System*
Additionally, Honda Sensing came out with the Lane Keeping Assist System in addition to the Traffic Sign Recognition software. Both features are great add-ons for both new and experienced Honda Pilot drivers! Of course, this feature only serves as an assist, so it’s very important to use this feature appropriately.
5. Auto High Beam Headlights
If you find yourself cruising down Charleston highways in dim or low lighting, the new Honda Pilot SUV’s Auto High Beam Headlights will provide you with additional lighting. You’ll go from seeing hardly anything at all to seeing the deer off to the side of the road. These headlights will certainly increase your visibility in less than ideal lighting.
6. Multi-angle Rearview Camera
Now, the Pilot SUV also incorporates a multi-angle rearview camera to make backing in and out of tight parking spots a breeze. No matter your experience level, the Honda Pilot is there to help you find your way. Living in Charleston means you’ll occasionally be required to parallel park or manage to park in a compact parking space. When the time comes, the rearview camera will certainly be there to help guide you.
Altogether, the Honda Pilot is an ideal family SUV with numerous assistive safety features available. These features make the Pilot the perfect SUV to teach your teenage son or daughter how to drive. In the meantime, feel free to cruise the Charleston streets with up to eight passengers and room for cargo. Whether you are a new or experienced driver, the safety features that are provided along with the strongly built exterior and other technological features make this the vehicle for you! As an eight-seater SUV, you’ll be able to fit your family and friends. Tackle carpool, family night out, or family road trips like a professional with a new Honda Pilot.
Cruise safety and confidently in a reliable, 8-seater SUV. Contact Charleston Honda to schedule a test drive, and shop our Pilot inventory selection online!
*Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle’s departure from a detected lane. Road Departure Mitigation may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
*CMBS (Collision Mitigation Braking System) cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
*ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. ACC only includes a limited braking function. Driver remains responsible for slowing or stopping the vehicle to avoid a collision.
*LKAS (Lane Keeping Assist System) only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.