Whether you are SUV shopping for a new work vehicle or a powerful alternative to a minivan for your next family car, you should be concerned about safety. While the 2016 Ford Explorer safety features don’t put you or your passengers in harm’s way, they do fall short of competing family-friendly SUVs like the 2016 Honda Pilot. Available now at Capital Region Honda Dealers, the Pilot has some of the most advanced tech features available, including state-of-the-art safety amenities.
Let’s see how the SUVs compare.
Honda Puts Safety First
Two of the most important safety measures on the 2016 Honda Pilot that you won’t find listed among the 2016 Ford Explorer’s safety features are ones you might not notice at first:
- Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure: Every Pilot features a frame that is designed to not only crumple in the right spots but also to help safely distribute energy away from passengers in an accident, and it’s a Honda-exclusive design.
- Head Restraints: While many vehicles have some form of safety-enhancing head restraint on front seats, the Pilot has them on all three rows. Front row seats receive active head restraints that are made to move forward quickly during a rear-end collision and reduce the risk of neck injury. You won’t find active head restraints on the Explorer.
Another, more high-tech safety feature comes standard on every 2016 Pilot: a multi-angle rearview camera. Before backing up, you can get a top-down look at what’s behind your SUV. There are also wide-angle and traditional rearview cameras to give you peace of mind when backing up. The Explorer only features one angle on its standard camera.
The 2016 Honda Pilot is still quite new, and we’re waiting on NHTSA and IIHS safety scores, but for now we think it’s clear that it goes out of its way to help protect your family – and it does so in ways the 2016 Ford Explorer doesn’t.
Test Drive the Pilot Today
Safety is important in a new SUV, but there’s so much more you need to take into account as well. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of a 2016 Honda Pilot and experience it for yourself.