:2009 Honda Pilot Earns Highest Possible Safety Ratings Honda Leads Industry With All of Its Light Trucks Featuring the Highest Safety Ratings TORONTO, Sept. 26 /CNW/ - The all-new 2009 Honda Pilot sport-utilityvehicle has earned the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS) "TOP SAFETY PICK" and the U.S. National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration's (NHTSA's) best-possible 5-star crash safety rating for bothfrontal and side impact performance. NHTSA's top safety rating and the prestigious "GOOD" (the best possible)rating in IIHS Frontal Offset, Side Impact and Rear Crash Protection testshighlight Honda's leadership in safety technology and occupant protection forall passengers."Honda is honoured to receive these prestigious safety accolades," saidJerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. "The fact that weare the only vehicle manufacturer that has the highest possible frontal andside impact ratings for all of its light trucks underscores our industryleadership and commitment to safety for the benefit of our customers."Every new Honda light truck - five vehicles in total - has achievedNHTSA's 5-star frontal and side impact crash safety ratings since the 2007model year. Honda's complete line of 5-Star crash safety-rated light trucksincludes the 2009 Pilot, 2008 Honda CR-V, 2008 Honda Element, 2008 HondaOdyssey, and the Canadian-built 2008 Honda Ridgeline.Honda is the only full-line brand to ever achieve the highest-possibleside and frontal impact crash safety ratings for every light truck in itsentire lineup. All 2009 Pilot SUVs include Honda's Advanced CompatibilityEngineering(TM) (ACE(TM)) body structure that is designed to further enhanceoccupant protection in frontal collisions between vehicles of differing sizeand weight.The 2009 Pilot's standard safety equipment includes Vehicle StabilityAssist(TM) (VSA(R)), commonly referred to as electronic stability control,with traction control and ABS; three-row side curtain airbags with a rolloversensor; dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags; a driver's front sideairbag; and a front passenger's side airbag with Honda's innovative occupantposition detection system.rest of article: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/September2008/26/c8816.html
Good thing the new Pilot has at least one thing going for it, because styling sure isn't one of them!