Is the 2017 Honda Ridgeline the Safest Truck on the Market?

March 8th, 2017 by

Honda RidgelineThe 2017 Honda Ridgeline is in a league of its own. Recent evaluations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have set the Ridgeline apart as one of the safest pickup trucks ever made, and it goes without saying that no other truck on the market can match what it’s offering. Montana drivers who want more out of their next pickup are eager to get behind the wheel of the newly redesigned Honda Ridgeline, and it’s easy to understand why!

Awards and Honors for the Ridgeline

Every car that is manufactured for sale must undergo the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program, and the Ridgeline performed exceptionally well in its own round of crash tests. It received 5 stars for the its performance in each of its frontal and side crash tests, and what’s more, it received an admirable rating of 4 stars for the protection it offered during rollover collisions. In addition to earning a 5-star overall score,* the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been recognized as a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS!** This is the highest honor that the IIHS can give out, and to date, no other pickup truck has ever been given a similar designation. Drivers might be wondering why the Ridgeline is so unique in this regard, but the answer is really rather simple. To quote Edmunds: “The Ridgeline offers driver aids not offered by the competition.”

Honda has equipped the Ridgeline with many of today’s most useful technology features, and in the RTL-E and Black Edition trims, these technologies include the Honda Sensing driver-assistance safety suite. When you opt for Honda Sensing, you’ll receive Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Collision Mitigation Braking System. Even in its lower level trims, the Ridgeline’s suite of safety features remains impressive. Advance Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, a multi-angle rearview camera, three sets of airbags, and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control come standard right from the start.

Test Drive the Ridgeline!

Visit us at one of our Montana Honda Dealers locations to test drive the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, one of the safest trucks on the market. Check out our leasing specials to find out how you could own an affordable Ridgeline today!

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**The 2017 Ridgeline and Pilot with Honda Sensing™ and LED headlights, and the 2017 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™ and projector beam halogen headlights have been awarded the coveted 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.