While both the Ford Explorer and the latest Honda Pilot deliver a long list of impressive features, when it comes to safety, the Honda comes out ahead. The Honda Pilot and the Explorer are both three-row family crossovers, but you want the one that you can most trust to keep your family safe. Find out more about how they compare when it comes to safety right here.
Take a look at some of the most important differences between the two vehicles’ safety features:
- Head Restraints: The Honda Pilot offers standard head restraints in all three rows, with active head restraints in the front row. This is an important feature that can help prevent neck injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. The Ford Explorer does not include head restraints in any row.
- Electronic Parking Assistance: The Honda Pilot and the Ford Explorer both come standard with a rearview camera to make parking and reversing easier than ever. Only the Honda Pilot is available with electronic parking assistance.
- Forward Collision Prevention: While both of these vehicles can be had with a forward collision warning system, only the Honda Pilot offers an automatic forward collision prevention braking system as part of the Honda Sensing package of safety amenities.
When it comes to safety scores, the Honda Pilot does better again. The IIHS gave the Pilot its best possible 2016 Top Safety Pick+ ranking.* The Ford Explorer has earned no Top Safety Pick designations because it only scored a Marginal in the small front overlap crash test and a Basic in the front crash prevention category.
Time for a Test Drive
You can find the latest 2016 Honda Pilot at Capital Region Honda Dealers. It’s clear that the Pilot can provide the safety and security that you want when you take your family out on the open road.
*The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.