Are the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Safety Features Modern Enough?

April 13th, 2016 by

2016 Honda PilotMany drivers shopping for a new crossover in the Mid-Missouri area are searching for a family vehicle, and it’s important to see how an SUV compares to competitors. Can the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee safety features compete with the 2016 Honda Pilot? We took a look at the standard and available features of the Grand Cherokee and its safety ratings and compared them to the Pilot.

We think you might be surprised by just how wide the gap is between these two SUVs.

Safety Features and Ratings

When it comes to the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee safety features, it checks the necessary boxes drivers expect, like seat belts and airbags, but it falls behind the Pilot once you start looking for second- and third-row headrests designed to reduce the risk of neck injuries, or a rearview camera system (Honda’s comes standard, Jeep requires an upgrade).

And when it comes to safety scores, the NHTSA was not too kind to the Jeep. Grand Cherokee models earned only 4 stars for:

  • Overall Frontal Crash Rating
  • Overall Vehicle Safety Rating

These composite scores look at all frontal crash tests and then all safety tests overall, and the 2016 Pilot earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating.*

Honda Sensing

The 2016 Honda Pilot is available with state-of-the-art Honda Sensing safety and driver assistance features on EX and EX-L trim levels (they come standard on the Touring and Elite trims), helping to keep a driver’s focus on the road and prevent accidents before they happen.

Honda Sensing safety features include

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation

And 2016 Honda Pilot models equipped with these features have earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.** There are currently no Jeep models with 2016 Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards.

Test Drive the Pilot

The safety ratings are just one part of shopping for an SUV; let us show you everything else the 2016 Honda Pilot has going for it. Visit a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of one of the Pilot’s five trims. We’re confident there’s one that will fit your needs.

*Safety matters most, and the 2016 CR-V, Accord, Fit, Odyssey and HR-V earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**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.

Mid-Missouri Honda Dealers includes Honda of Jefferson City, Don Wessel Honda, Columbia Honda, and Roper Honda.

Posted in 2016 Vehicles, Pilot