Ridgeline RTL-TWhen people think about trucks, safety may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, automakers like Honda focus just as much on safety as they do capability. This is clearly proven by the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, which scored a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Rating from the NHTSA.* Keep reading to learn more about what it takes to get this rating and why the Ridgeline may just be the safest pickup truck around.

The Criteria

Being able to lay claim to the reputation of one of the safest pickups on the market isn’t something that comes easily. In order to achieve such status, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline underwent a series of NHTSA crash tests to determine its overall safety. These tests include a frontal crash test for driver and passenger, side crash tests for front and rear seats, and a rollover test. The Ridgeline scored the highest possible rating of 5 stars in all of these except for the rollover test, where it scored 4 stars. With high scores like this it’s no surprise that the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has also become the first and only pickup truck on the market to earn the Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS.**

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline

Recently, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline re-entered the marketplace after taking a short hiatus from new model production. It appears as though this break was a positive one for the Ridgeline, which has greatly improved in many areas, one being safety. An Edmunds review puts it succinctly: “The Ridgeline offers driver aids not offered by the competition.”

Test Drive a 2017 Honda Ridgeline Today

Aside from being one of the safest pickup trucks on the market, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is also tough, durable, feature-packed, and built for adventure. Learn more about the great things you can expect from the Ridgeline as well as the great deals we have to help you get it at a low price today at your nearest West Michigan Honda Dealers location.

*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.