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The 2016 Honda Pilot is a Top Safety Pick+

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

The 2016 Honda Pilot is currently available here at Community Honda of Orland Park, and it has been officially rated as one of the safest vehicles on the road today. The new model has earned the best possible Top Safety Pick+ ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To achieve this ranking, a vehicle must not only score well in crash tests but it must also be available with sophisticated collision prevention technology to stop accidents before they even happen. Of course, the Honda Pilot succeeded at all tests and is currently available with the Honda Sensing package.

A Top Safety Pick+

The 2016 Honda Pilot, redesigned for the 2016 model year, earned the IIHS’ Top Safety Pick+ ranking. The Honda Pilot must be equipped with the Honda Sensing package – standard on the Touring trim level and optional on all other models – to earn the plus. The Top Safety Pick+ ranking requires that a vehicle score a best possible “Good” rating in the moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and seatbelt and head restraints tests, with at least an “Acceptable” rating in the small front overlap test and at least an “Advanced” in the Front Collision Prevention Category.

The Honda Pilot actually goes above and beyond, scoring the “Good” ranking in all crash tests and a “Superior” in the Front Collision Prevention category when equipped with the Honda Sensing system. The Honda Sensing system successfully stopped the car using automatic braking systems from 12 mph and reduced the vehicle’s speed by half from 25 mph in the IIHS testing, meaning that it would avoid an accident in the real world from those speeds. Honda Sensing includes both front collision warning and automatic collision prevention braking, adaptive cruise control, and a lane departure warning and prevention system.

Visit us Today

You can find the newest 2016 Honda Pilot at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re the leading Frankfort area Honda dealer, and we’re happy to let you test drive the latest Honda Pilot. Stop by our dealership at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park today!

Honda Plans to Cut Emissions by 50 Percent

American RoadsHonda has made a bold statement. The automaker is planning to cut emissions by half in the next decade, and that means more than just putting efficient vehicles on the road. The new plan is called Green Path, and it means that the company will be making huge sustainability improvements throughout the entire manufacturing process. Find out below how Honda is planning to clean up its act and continue to be one of the greenest automakers in the world!

The Honda Green Path

Honda has a plan to make the whole automotive manufacturing process cleaner. The new initiative focuses on a $210 million investment in the Marysville, Ohio manufacturing plant, which happens to be the largest Honda plant in North America. This will help Honda achieve a voluntary goal of 50 percent emissions reduction by 2050, compared to 2000 levels. This makes Honda the only automaker to voluntarily target such dramatic emissions reductions.

The new plan, called Green Path, aims to reduce the use of what Honda calls “Substances of Concern” in the manufacturing process and scarce natural resources in the production of vehicles. It also plans to significantly reduce the amount of water used in the manufacturing process, as well as C02 emissions caused by transportation of vehicles from plants to dealers. It will also expand the company’s Green Dealer program which incentivizes dealerships that adopt environmentally friendly practices.

“We work every day on these issues. But there’s much more automakers can do beyond fuel efficiency to reduce our environmental impact by adopting energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout our operations,” said Ryan Harty, manager of the Honda Environmental Business Development Office.

The Green Path initiative isn’t just about emissions, however. It’s also about creating cars that are environmentally friendly in every way – from paint to transportation to production, and everything in between.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

While Honda is aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process, Honda vehicles continue to lead the way when it comes to fuel economy and efficiency. Come visit Community Honda of Orland Park here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL today to drive the latest Honda vehicles and find out more about efficiency and emissions.