2017 Honda Ridgeline is the North American Truck of the Year

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After its two year production hiatus, the redesigned 2017 Ridgeline can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight. Earning continuous critical acclaim for its healthy V6 engine, exceptional handling and innovative truck bed features, the midsize pickup’s latest recognition comes in the form of a prestigious award: 2017 North American Truck of the Year.

About the North American Truck of the Year Award

The North American Truck of the Year Award is highly coveted not just because it’s a great title to have, but because it’s not associated with any specific publication or media group. In fact, the award is decided by an independent group of automotive journalists, making it a great reflection of a vehicle’s overall design, innovation, performance, safety and value. Driver satisfaction is also a huge determining factor.

"This award is a prized validation of the innovations and advantages the Ridgeline offers midsize pickup truck customers and a great recognition of the American development team's work," said John Mendel, Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "This is a terrific way to kick off 2017, and we're looking forward to sharing more innovative Honda products in the year ahead."
 

John Mendel Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor Co.,Inc


About the Award-Winning 2017 Ridgeline

As supported by this award, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline truly shines among its competitors. Its unibody construction gives it a silky smooth ride quality, while its scratch- and dent-resistant composite truck bed makes it a competent hauler. Additionally, buyers have the option to add a variety of industry-first features like a Dual Action Tailgate, an In-Bed Trunk and the world’s first factory-installed Truck Bed Audio System.

Under the hood, the Ridgeline boasts a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Its payload rating comes in at 1,584 lbs.; maximum tow capacity is 5,000 lbs.

What Else is New With the Ridgeline

The 2017 Ridgeline is officially the only pickup truck in the U.S. to earn the highest possible government and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) safety ratings. Additionally, the Ridgeline is the first and only pickup truck to receive the IIHS’s Top Safety Pick+ title.*

Honda Sensing driver-assist technology is available on select models (Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition). Earning the highly coveted SUPERIOR rating from the IIHS for front crash prevention, this safety suite includes Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System and more.

* Ridgeline earned TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with Honda Sensing and LED headlights.