2019 Honda Ridgeline Nabs Top NHTSA Safety Rating

2019 Honda Ridgeline Front Angle Profile

It looks like current and past Honda Accord owners (and media outlets like Car and Driver) are not the only ones who like the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. In the latest rounds of government crash-testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline received the highest possible score with a five-star overall rating. That's higher than any other mid-size pickup truck, putting the Ridgeline in the same safety category as the 2019 Ford F-150, 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. They all earned five stars for their overall rating.

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In NHTSA testing, vehicles earn ratings of one to five stars in frontal crash, side crash and rollover resistance tests. NHTSA also rates vehicles based on whether they feature rearview video systems, forward collision warning and lane departure warning and recommends automatic emergency braking. Vehicles also earn a one- to five-star overall vehicle rating, which indicates how the individual ratings combine to reflect a vehicle's overall safety.

In addition to its five-star overall rating, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline earned five stars in the frontal and side crash tests, and four stars for the rollover test. All ratings apply to front- and all-wheel-drive crew-cab Ridgelines.

The Honda Ridgeline has not been changed for several years but, due to construction and its minivan/crossover-based platform, it has always performed when compared to other mid-size pickups. In our last mid-size truck Challenge, the Ridgeline came within a hair's breadth of beating our winner, the GMC Canyon.

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Comments

Little truck, big safety.

Even blacked out still looks wimpy...

The Ridgeline has unibody very strong 20 time than real body on frame pick up.

NHTSA????

That changes everything. I'll never ride in any other truck ever again.

Honda screwed up with the wimpy look of a CRV up front which in itself looks like a big Civic. I'm okay with unit body on a small truck but at least make it rear drive based like a Durango or the new Explorer for better towing.

Safer than papajim's truck.

What does papa him drive? I incision him in a 1987 white Chevy van with no windows.

INCISION???

@papajim

you trying to correct somebody is hilarious

you are just too stupid

put your blindfold back on

LOL @ U

What does papa him drive?

1969 Dump Truck

2009 Silverado Regular Cab with a slipping transmission

Also a 1980s Corvette

Dont worry Papajim the rest of the crowd drive wimpy trucks like the ridgeline and they think they are on top.
Ridgeline mean failure and honda didn`t realise the fact after more than 10 years just watch the sales.

2009 Silverado Regular Cab with a slipping transmission

Not true...

The 4L60e in my 2009 Silverado has been the very picture of gear-shifting perfection.

The only new truck I ever had with a slipping trans was a 2010 Ford.

@papajim

you said you were taking a nap

so it was you posting under different usernames

stupid is as stupid does

oh you must have meant you were putting on your blindfold

remember

LOL @ U

@papajim

and besides

the only thing slipping is your mind

that is what gets you in trouble

@ yard sale

Why so angry? Do u drive a car instead of a truck and jealous that papa has a very reliable truck?

Hmmmm,

so it was you posting under different usernames
Posted by: Yard sale | Feb 8, 2019

Nope, I just got up. Posting under other's names is your specialty.

@papajim---> the stupid one that is blindfolded

@tntgmc---> the hypocritical one that beats his chest

@GMSRGREAT---> the dumbest one here

the three musketeers

LOL @ all 3 of you

@ yard sale

Do us all a favor and look into mirror.

You're the hypocrite who has done nothing to contribute to the conversation of any article. All u do is cut people down?

Yea I do name call but only to you, your boyfriend and your multiple names bc u ruin the site.

@tntgmc

Yea I do name call but only to you
Posted by: TNTGMC | Feb 8, 2019 2:36:12 PM

you are not only a hypocrite

but

you are now a liar

LOL @ U

updated version

@papajim---> the stupid one that is blindfolded

@tntgmc---> the hypocritical liar that beats his chest

@GMSRGREAT---> the dumbest one here

the three musketeers

LOL @ all 3 of you

few things for you three musketeers to remember

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers.

Stay on topic.

We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.

GM blows = big mouth, little brain.

Yard Sale = gets Chunks from above.

@GMSRGREAT

that's all you got

little angry

LOL @ U

Honda does not bother to sell this outside NA

Honda does not bother to sell this outside NA
Posted by: Robert Ryan | Feb 8, 2019

Hell, Robert. They can scarcely sell them in North America.

Only 30k sold the entire year last year.

Why not let them get used to selling a few here before you start expecting them to sell in foreign markets? Give the guys a break!

I kind of like it. I think it'll sell better than those tiny compact trucks that ford will bring us.??? Uh time will tell.

@what the heck

Hurry and get one of your own. Honda is not going to make these things forever.

" Why not let them get used to selling a few here before you start expecting them to sell in foreign markets? Give the guys a break!"
Maybe they will realise they do not sell in NA or anywhere else and drop them? .Add the ugly Titan to that list of failures and it's underperforming V8 5 litre Diesel

Whoever is behind the Robert Ryan user name is a full-scale idiot. There is no way to read his posts as a rational person and think otherwise.

I just bought a Ridgeline. My 5th truck; I've had 3 Ford's and 1 Chevy previously. I tried to buy a new Ranger and I think the GM at my dealership wanted it sitting in his showroom more than he wanted to sell it. The Ridgeline may not look like a bad azz truck, but it rides great and has great features for my intended use. I'm in outside sales for a building products manufacturer. I don't tow, but I do drive 1,000+ miles a week so ride is important, especially on my surgically repaired back. And the in-bed truck is super convenient for carrying sales tools. Roast me guys, but it fits my needs.

Roast me guys, but it fits my needs

@ZMG

Your manufacturer warranty will be up in smoke less than one year after you bought the truck but hey, all in service of your job!

Honda trannies are not well regarded but the rest of your truck should perform well esp, the part about needing a comfortable ride. I drove a couple of these trucks a few years ago and found the ride to be car-like and there was loads of tire noise. Turn up the music.

Since you'll burn through 50k miles during the next 12 mos. be sure to check back in here at PUTC and let us know how it's going.

I don't remember where I heard about this but the guy was saying that Honda service departments are famous for using non-spec motor oil. You can buy the spec oil at Wally World or Home Depot and get a quality oil filter like a Wix or a Napa Gold.

Those are nice engines but that one will need a oil change every four to six weeks based on that annual mileage. Be sure to take care of that item because you warranty will be toast very soon and you could buy a late model Ford or Chevy pickup for the price of having Honda replacing that engine

@what the heck
Hurry and get one of your own. Honda is not going to make these things forever.

Posted by: papajim | Feb 8, 2019 10:26:22 PM

PPJ
No you wont see me in line for these but for guys like ZG it's perfect.

@what the heck
Hurry and get one of your own. Honda is not going to make these things forever.

Posted by: papajim | Feb 8, 2019 10:26:22 PM

PPJ
No you wont see me in line for these but for guys like ZG it's perfect.

@what the heck
Hurry and get one of your own. Honda is not going to make these things forever.

Posted by: papajim | Feb 8, 2019 10:26:22 PM

PPJ
No you wont see me in line for these but for guys like ZG it's perfect.

I purchased a new Ridgeline in 2008. Its the best vehicle I have ever owned. Its my daily driver with 120k on it and has never seen the shop except for routine maintenance.
It tows my ski boat and razor like a champ. When the time comes to replace it I will purchase another Ridgeline. Hows that for an endorsement.

@papajim
"Your manufacturer warranty will be up in smoke less than one year after you bought the truck but hey, all in service of your job!"

- Anything I drive burbs though factory warranty, but I drove 500 miles to a dealer that have me a free lifetime pertain warranty.

"I drove a couple of these trucks a few years ago and found the ride to be car-like and there was loads of tire noise."

- Not sure what year model you drove, but in 2017, the mid-trim levels up added a note reducing windshield and uses active now cancelling technology in the cabin. It is much quieter than my '08 F-250 King Ranch diesel.

@papajim
"Your manufacturer warranty will be up in smoke less than one year after you bought the truck but hey, all in service of your job!"

- Anything I drive burbs though factory warranty, but I drove 500 miles to a dealer that have me a free lifetime pertain warranty.

"I drove a couple of these trucks a few years ago and found the ride to be car-like and there was loads of tire noise."

- Not sure what year model you drove, but in 2017, the mid-trim levels up added a note reducing windshield and uses active now cancelling technology in the cabin. It is much quieter than my '08 F-250 King Ranch diesel.

I got to read that 2x and still cannot make sense of it.

Sorry, auto correct on my phone...

Anything I drive blows though factory warranty, but I drove 500 miles to a dealer that have me a free lifetime power train warranty.

Not sure what year model you drove afew years back, but in 2017, the mid-trim levels and up added a noise reducing windshield and active noise cancelling technology in the cabin. It is much quieter than my '08 Ford F-250 King Ranch... Yes, I've had the real trucks!

@Andy- there is no way around the fact that the Ridgeline is homely. What makes a decent run-of-mill SUV doesn't always translate into a pickup. The sad reality is that the Rigeline had to be made with ZERO investment in front of the B-pillar. Maybe they'll restyle the front with the pieces from the "new" Passport- A pilot without all that useful cargo space.
If you just want a midsize-truck-format appliance for the suburbs, the Ridgeline is just about perfect. Since midsize trucks are largely lifestyle vehicles, its a huge swing-and-a-miss. make that an easy-out-bunt.

I drove 500 miles to a dealer that have me a free lifetime power train warranty...Feb 9, 2019

@zoomguy (or is it Brad?) It's hard to take your comment very seriously for two reasons. First is your decision to post under two different IDs. Second, you must be very gullible to believe that a car dealer will "have" you a free warranty I suspect that a free warranty is worth every penny you paid for it. Sorry you drove 10 hours for that.

Please remember, your so-called warranty is a promise on the part of (the dealer) to do something in the future at his own discretion. Next time you talk to a decent lawyer ask him if such agreements can be enforced in court. Good luck.

@papajim--I don't know where you got your information but Honda dealerships use Honda only oil. I know more about this than you since for the past 5 years I have had my wife's 2013 CRV serviced at the dealership. Have you ever owned a Honda? All the sudden you are an expert on Honda vehicles yet you have never owned one and never had a Honda serviced at a Honda dealership. Honda has their own specific oil and it is synthetic. The oil is not a Walmart store brand. As for other oils I would not hesitate to use Mobil 1 0w20 but to state with little or no knowledge on Honda vehicles or Honda oil that it is a cheap unnamed brand is erroneous.

As for you assertion that Honda makes bad vehicles again you have never owned one. My wife had a 77 Accord hatchback since new for over 17 years of very reliable service. I doubt you could get that service out of a Cavalier or Escort. True Honda has had some past issues with the CVT transmissions on past Odysseys and Pilots but that has been several years ago. Just be honest and admit that you do not like Honda vehicles which is your opinion but don't state this as fact when you have never owned a Honda or had experience servicing one. I am not a big fan of the Ridgeline but that is not because it is a bad vehicle. The Ridgeline is a good vehicle and has a proven record of being reliable but it is just not my cup of tea.

I think the Ridgeline is appropriate for the way many 'suburbanites' use their trucks today. Honda's in my experience are usually reliable. I actually really like the Ridgeline's multi functional tailgate and especially the locking trunk. I think they ride well, accelerate reasonably well, and offer good fuel economy. Would I ever buy one, heck no, they are unibody constructed (not good for heavy towing), in my mind they are about as ugly as a truck gets, and the bed is too small.

I don't know where you got your information but Honda dealerships use Honda only oil...

@Jeff S

Have you certified that every dealer in the country is using the spec oil?

I'm making reference to a specific case where a woman's Honda was ruined because the dealer was using "box oil" (bulk conventional 5w30) to do oil changes and they printed on her paperwork that she had received a service utilizing the Honda spec synthetic 0w oil. This was recently discussed on Ron Ananian's Car Doctor show on the radio. It might be on his FB page too but I've not checked.

@PapaJim
I drove 500 because of the significant savings the dealer offered, not for the warranty. However, the warranty is underwritten by a 3rd party. The law firm that I have successfully used for years has already reviewed the documents and offered a favorable opinion on it before I signed the deal with the dealer. And to be honest, I don't really care if you take me or my comments seriously.

I drove 500 miles to a dealer that have me a free lifetime power train warranty...Feb 9, 2019

@bradzoomguy

I'm unable to comment on your law firm or their competency. The people who own the car dealership probably have good legal advice too. Do you care to guess about the chances for success suing a shell corporation that's been set up exclusively to protect the ownership's personal assets and family income from someone (living in another state) who attempts to file a warranty claim against the car lot?

If I owned that lot its assets would be less than 100 dollars on paper, unless the state required a higher amount, say 1000 dollars.

If you drove 500 miles, as you have asserted here, you probably bought your car/truck in a state other than the one where you live.

Attempting to enforce such an agreement across state lines will turn out to be a real adventure for you---should you ever decide to force their hand.

I hate to be the first one to tell you that you don't sound like a very serious guy. Good luck in all your future endeavors.

@papajim--Does that dealership represent the majority of Honda dealerships in the United States? I know of Chevrolet, Ford, and Ram dealerships that do the same thing and doctor up their warranty service to report warranty service that they did . Should I state that these dealerships are typical of the all dealerships of their brand? I can name you at least 1 dealership apiece in my area selling and servicing Chevrolets, Fords, and Rams that have terrible and unethical service departments and I can also name you at least 1 dealership apiece that have excellent and ethical service departments servicing Chevrolets, Fords, and Rams. So should you judge all Chevrolet, Fords, and Ram dealerships on the basis of a few bad dealerships? I have had a terrible experience with a Ford and Chevrolet dealership locally and a great experience with another Ford and Chevrolet dealership.

As for Honda are you going to state emphatically that Honda vehicles are bad when you never have owned one or serviced one? I have had experience with 2 Hondas now and maybe there are other brands just as good or even better but I have had excellent service out of both those Hondas. I am not going to do like some on this site and say if you don't own a particular brand that you are a liberal. I am just stating my experience with Honda products which goes anywhere from vehicles to lawn equipment--I have never owned a Honda motorcycle owning 1 Suzuki and 1 Yamaha but if I were still riding I would not hesitate buying a Honda motorcycle. Honda makes good reliable products and for the most part stands behind them. As you also recall I also have owned 3 Chevrolets, 1 Buick, 2 Fords, 1 Mercury, 1 Chrysler, 1 International, and 1 Mitsubishi so I do not consider myself brand biased and I a willing to try another brand. For the most part I have had very few issues with all the vehicles I have owned.

@Jeff S

Since it's still February you people up in the Ohio River Valley are probably still wearing rubber boots. Since you just stepped in the rhetorical poop (again) that is probably convenient for you. Just hose 'em off, right?

Unless you personally know Mr Brad, or Mr ZoomGuy or whatever he's calling himself today, then you have NO EARTHLY IDEA about the facts of this story beyond the stuff we've seen posted in what is mostly an anonymous comments section on a pickup trucks website.

And, since I don't drive around asking Honda dealers to certify their motor oil for a complete stranger (me) then I'm unable to know with any certainty about the quality of oil in the average dealer's department---which is why I always pack my own and bring the filter as well. If my car had variable valve timing (it doesn't) or if it had variable displacement (it does not) or if it was turbocharged (it's not) then I'd never let anybody put some no-name oil in it.

Honda owners manuals have a spec oil for the different models and it changes. Lately they're pushing 0-16 oil from what I understand.

Unless you bring your own oil to the service tech you have no idea what's going in. Ditto the no name filters most shops use.

Telling me which brand of car you own--or owned in the past--has ZERO impact on the facts of Mr Zoom's story.

@PapaJim
Speaking of not really knowing the facts...
Unless you know the dealer and the third party insurance company and where I live, your comments are meaningless to me, and I suspect many others here. Good luck in life.



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