The hits keep on coming for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Not only was it named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, it also just received the highest crash-test rating for any pickup from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And it also almost won our 2016 Midsize Pickup Challenge.
In NHTSA crash-testing, the Ridgeline scored an impressive five stars out of five in front, side and rear crash test rating, which resulted in a five-star overall rating. The only four-star score came in the rollover test. On a related note, the Ridgeline is the only pickup to receive the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick Plus rating along with a superior rating for front-crash prevention — IIHS' highest ratings — largely because the new Ridgeline offers an impressive array of safety technology in its Honda Sensing suite; its new LED headlights (available on some trim levels) also received an IIHS' rating of good; its standard headlights received a poor rating.
Honda is on pace to sell 40,000 Ridgelines this year.
Cars.com photos by Evan Sears