2017 Honda Ridgeline Wins North American Truck of the Year Award

February 7th, 2017 by

2017 Honda RidgelineFor the second time in its existence as an automotive nameplate, the Honda Ridgeline has won the coveted North American Truck of the Year award.

Each year, winners of this prestigious honor and the accompanying North American Car of the Year and North American Utility Vehicle of the Year awards are selected by a collection of automotive journalists within the United States and Canada.

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has certainly made waves in the automotive marketplace since its debut, bringing various world-first features to the road that have never existed onboard a pickup truck before. It’s no wonder the motoring world continues to take notice of—and celebrate—this pioneering pickup truck!

The Innovative Ridgeline

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline hit the marketplace in June of 2016 and was hailed by Honda as the ultimate tailgating machine due to its impressive lineup of features, many of which are specifically tailored for outdoor parties.

Included among these amenities, the Honda Ridgeline features the driving world’s very first in-bed trunk, which not only provides 7.3 cubic feet of cargo space tucked right into the truck bed but has a drain plug so it can double as an ice chest at tailgate parties.

The 2017 Ridgeline also features the world’s first truck-bed audio system, which comes standard onboard the Ridgeline RTL-E trim and features 540 watts of power delivered through six exciters in the truck bed wall. This pioneering sound system additionally features Bluetooth controllability, letting drivers conveniently control the sound system from a paired smartphone or other device. With great tunes booming on the outside of the truck, the Ridgeline quickly becomes the star of any outdoor celebration.

Another unique amenity found onboard the Honda Ridgeline is its dual-action tailgate, which is the first of its kind in the driving world. This innovative tailgate can be folded down vertically, like any other truck’s tailgate, and it can also be swung open horizontally.

Another bragging right for the 2017 Ridgeline is that this incredible truck has become the very first pickup to ever earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a ranking granted in recognition of the Ridgeline’s exceptional performance in crash tests.

Hit the Road in the Award-Winning Ridgeline

To experience the incredible, world-first offerings of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, head into your nearest Mid-Missouri Honda Dealers location today. A member of our team will be glad to walk you through all the features and options for the Ridgeline, answer your questions, and then get you out on the road for an unforgettable test drive!

Posted in 2017 Models, Ridgeline