The 2017 North American Truck of the Year Award has been given to the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, recognizing its overall excellence over the competition. Breaking the mold on what many drivers have come to expect from a pickup in terms of power, efficiency, design, and innovation, the Ridgeline is redefining the pickup and offering more than you might expect out of a truck.
About the Award
The North American Truck of the Year Award is bestowed by a group of over 50 independent journalists and automotive media members who consider every truck from the past year and select one based on criteria that includes innovation, design, safety performance, handling, driver satisfaction, and value. Receiving this award for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline validates Honda’s commitment to bringing all those qualities to the pickup truck segment.
About the Ridgeline
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline sees several industry-exclusive standard and available features throughout its design and engineering such as unibody construction and a scratch-and-dent-resistant composite truck bed. Other exceptional features include:
- Dual-Action Tailgate – This tailgate can open down, in the traditional way, or swing outward to make loading and unloading easier.
- In-Bed Sound System – This is an available and industry-first sound system that utilizes exciter technology, which means it will pump out sound straight from the bed that won’t be muffled or damaged by cargo or weather.
- In-Bed Lockable Trunk – A great place for extra storage and to put items you want to keep safely out of sight. It is also equipped with a drain plug, which makes it ideal for storing wet items. You can even fill it up with ice and use it as a built-in cooler.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+, making it the first pickup truck to ever earn this highest honor awarded by the IIHS. The award goes to the Ridgeline models that are equipped with a front crash prevention system and LED headlights, both of which are available features.
Test Drive Today
Visit any Hampton Roads Honda Dealer today to learn more about the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and get some firsthand experience behind the wheel with a test drive today!