Last post on Nov 03, 2009 at 4:41 AM
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Honda Pilot, Car Safety, SUV
#9 of 11 Re: 3rd row safety [bigdadi118]
May 16, 2009 (8:11 pm)
Not being a expert, I believe when iihs.org tests rear impact, they place the seats on a platform and simulate a rear impact, so basically the seats are tested without the car. Placement of headrests are very important in this test, the headrests need to be adjustable......
#10 of 11 Re: 3rd row safety [123karl]
Nov 02, 2009 (11:34 pm)
The way I read the orginal question, the poster was asking about safety for the kid in the 3rd row if the Pilot were rear-ended. As I understand the crash tests, they don't cover this situation. If anyone has insight on this aspect of the question, I'd be interested in hearing it too. Thanks!
#11 of 11 Re: 3rd row safety [jeffreyleigh]
Nov 03, 2009 (4:41 am)
Hi Jeff, I just bought a 2010 Pilot Touring 2WD on Friday and sold my 2000 Odyssey with 147,000 miles on Sunday. My kids are 10, 7, and 4. I am really excited about the pilot. I love it so far. It really is fun to drive. The Odyssey was perfect for us for ten years and I loved that car, but I sure am loving a change. There definitely isn't as much cargo space behind the third row because you lose the deep well of the Odyssey. So far, that hasn't bothered me, but I am sure on long trips we will feel it. I am planning on putting on a rooftop carrier for our annual beach trip. I don't know about the safety of the third row in the Odyssey versus the Pilot. My kids can sit in the second row comfortably, and yesterday we had more kids with us and it wasn't difficult getting them in and out of the third row. I will be adding on running boards, because the pilot sits up substantially higher than the Odyssey and my four year old is having trouble getting up into it. Check out the prices paid forum to see what people have paid before you make a deal. Good luck.