2023 Honda Pilot SUV Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating

August 9th, 2023 by
2023 Honda Pilot
  • Seven Honda models now rated 2023 TSP or better by IIHS
  • Pilot is designed, developed and produced* exclusively in America
  • Honda engineers enhanced the body design and applied award-winning Honda airbag technology

The all-new 2023 Honda Pilot SUV, designed, developed and built* exclusively in America, has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) highest accolade, the 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating. Contributing to its overall rating, the Pilot earned top ratings from IIHS in Crash Avoidance & Mitigation evaluations including daytime and nighttime vehicle-to-pedestrian avoidance and headlight performance. With this award, a combined seven Honda models have earned 2023 TSP ratings or better.

Based on Honda’s long standing “Safety for Everyone” approach, which focuses on advancing safety for everyone sharing the road, all 2023 Pilot models are equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Pedestrian Detection, evaluated by the IIHS as a “front crash prevention” system; Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Honda Sensing® is now standard on all new Honda models, found on more than 6 million Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today.

All Honda vehicles benefit from Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, designed to help protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems. For the 2023 Pilot, Honda engineers enhanced ACE with a new structure that is optimized and integrated into the front sub-frame and side-frame that improves Pilot’s crash compatibility with smaller vehicles, and occupant protection in oblique frontal collisions. The new Pilot also added Honda’s award-winning front passenger airbag that uses a three-chamber design that is particularly beneficial in angled frontal impacts in which lateral collision forces can cause an occupant’s head to rotate severely or slide off the airbag, increasing the chance of serious injury.

The Honda Pilot was designed at the Honda Design Studio in California, developed by Honda engineers at Honda’s North American Automotive Development Center in Ohio, and is produced exclusively by associates at the company’s Alabama Auto Plant.

In addition to IIHS testing, every Honda model that has been fully evaluated in the NHTSA’s 2023 model year NCAP testing has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score1.

For complete details on the innovative approaches used to achieve outstanding safety in the 2023 Honda Pilot, go to the “Safety & Driver-Assistive Technology” section of the Pilot press kit that can be found here: Pilot info.

*produced using domestic and globally sourced parts

Honda 2023 IIHS Award Winners:
2023 Honda Accord (TSP+)
2023 Honda Civic Hatchback (TSPexcept Type R performance variant
2023 Honda Civic Sedan (TSP)
2023 Honda CR-V (TSP+)
2023 Honda HR-V (TSP+)
2023 Honda Odyssey (TSP+)
2023 Honda Pilot (TSP+)

Honda Commitment to Safety
Based on its vision for a collision-free society, Honda is working to improve safety for everyone sharing the road, an approach Honda calls “Safety for Everyone.” The company operates two of the world’s most sophisticated crash-test facilities in Ohio and Japan, and is responsible for numerous pioneering efforts in the areas of crashworthiness, collision compatibility and pedestrian safety.

Advanced passive safety features include Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and next-generation passenger front airbag technology, which are designed to provide a high level of collision protection for occupants. Advanced active safety and driver-assistive systems found in Honda Sensing® and AcuraWatch technologies, now on more than 6 million vehicles on U.S. roads, are designed to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions while also serving as a technological and perceptual bridge to the more highly automated vehicles of the future.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord hybrid, CR-V hybrid, and, in the future, Civic hybrid. The Honda Prologue SUV, Honda’s first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup in 2024.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2021, more than 95% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with nearly two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

More information about Honda is available in the Digital FactBook.

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  1. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).
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