Does Honda Make the Safest Truck on the Market?

March 20th, 2017 by

2017 Honda RidgelineMid-Missouri drivers now have yet another reason to fall in love with the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. The newly redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline only left the assembly line this year, and in addition to being named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year,* it’s already been awarded two of the highest honors in the world of automobile safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the Ridgeline a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating,** and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has designated the Ridgeline as a 2017 Top Safety Pick+.*** To date, the Ridgeline is the only pickup truck in the world that has earned this latter honor, and it’s easy to see what allows it to stand out from the pack.

Top Safety Features Set the Ridgeline Apart

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline performed admirably in each of the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program crash tests, and its 5-star overall score is the result of its superior performance in frontal, side, and rollover collisions. The Ridgeline earned 4 stars in its rollover tests, but in all other categories, it received a perfect score. What makes the Ridgeline so special? A review by Edmunds puts it simply: “The Ridgeline offers driver aids not offered by the competition.” Many already know that the Ridgeline comes equipped with a huge variety of powerful technology features, and Honda’s commitment to providing advanced tech extends to the realm of safety, as well!

On the Ridgeline’s upper-level RTL-E and Black Edition trims, drivers will receive the complete Honda Sensing safety suite, standard. This array of technologies includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation. What’s more, all Ridgeline builds and trims come standard with Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, a multi-angle rearview camera, and many more safety features besides.

Take the Ridgeline for a Test Drive!

It’s easier than ever before to own one of the safest pickup trucks on the market! Mid-Missouri drivers, check out our lease specials and schedule a test drive of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline today at a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer near you!

*With innovative features like the In-Bed Trunk®, Dual Action Tailgate and available i-VTM4™ AWD System, it’s no wonder the 2017 Ridgeline has been named North American Truck of the Year.

**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.

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