2017 Honda Ridgeline: The Only Truck with IIHS Top Safety Pick+

January 11th, 2017 by

Honda RidgelineThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has some important news for our Montana drivers: The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the only pickup truck to earn the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with available Honda Sensing technologies. Available now at Montana Honda Dealers, the Ridgeline blends the versatility of a pickup truck with the utility of an SUV, and when it comes to safety, Honda pulls out all the stops.

Read on to discover the safety technologies of the Ridgeline and see what it takes to earn a Top Safety Pick+.

Earning Top Safety Pick+

In order for a vehicle to earn the most distinguished award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it has to score their highest rating—“Good”—in all five crash tests:

  • Small Overlap Front
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side Impact
  • Roof Strength
  • Head Restraints and Seats

Additionally, the vehicle must earn an “Advanced” or “Superior” rating for frontal crash prevention and an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating in their new headlight criteria.

When outfitted with the new Honda Sensing technologies, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline met all of the requirements for a Top Safety Pick+ award, scoring Superior on frontal crash prevention and Good on the IIHS headlight ranking.

What Is Honda Sensing?

We’ve mentioned “Honda Sensing” a few times already, but you might not know what these new safety technologies are. The Honda Sensing package is a suite of advanced driver assist features that can help you be more aware of the road and help to avoid potential accidents. It includes features like:

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

While nothing is a substitute for safe driving, these features offer an extra set of eyes on the road, complementing the standard multi-angle rearview camera, Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and other Ridgeline safety technologies.

Test Drive a Ridgeline

Let us show you how seamlessly the Honda Sensing technologies are integrated into the 2017 Honda Ridgeline with a test drive. Visit a Montana Honda Dealer near you to get behind the wheel and experience firsthand the only pickup truck to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award.


Montana Honda Dealers includes Denny Menhoit Honda, Eisinger Honda, Helena Honda, Honda of Great Falls, Leskovar Honda, Underriner Honda, and University Honda.