The 2008 Honda Pilot is one of the safest eight-passenger crossover vehicles on the market.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates the 2008 Honda Pilot at five stars for all crash tests it performs, front and side included. A four-star rollover rating is awarded to the Pilot as well, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) concurs by giving the Pilot its Top Safety Pick.
Cars.com notes the Pilot comes standard with traction control, ABS with disc brakes on all four wheels, electronic stability control, curtain airbags for all three rows, and side airbags for front passengers. It also offers four-wheel drive.
Each of the 2008 Pilot’s eight seating positions has a headrest, for protection in accidents where whiplash can occur.