2017 Honda Ridgeline – North American Truck of Year
The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline has recently been named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year. This is the second NACTOY award for the Ridgeline with the first received in 2006. The North American Truck of the Year award is distinctive because it is not tied to a single publication, radio or television station but determined by an independent group of journalists from the United States and Canada. Each year, the group of over 50 members of the North American automotive media, recognizes the most outstanding vehicle based on factors such as innovation, design, safety performance, handling, driver satisfaction and value.
Launched in June 2016, the Honda Ridgeline is the newest member of Honda’s expanded lineup of innovative light-truck models. It has already won favor with automotive authorities. The Ridgeline is the first and only pickup to earn a 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety*, when equipped with available front crash prevention system and LED headlights.
Award winning standard and available features of the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline include unibody construction, a Dual Action Tailgate, In-Bed Trunk®, a scratch- and dent-resistant composite truck bed and the world’s first Truck Bed Audio System. Many of these are industry exclusive features that set the Ridgeline far apart from the crowd.
“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.”
If you would like to learn more about this award-winning new truck please contact our Honda dealership near Atlanta and come test drive the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
*2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick Disclaimer: Received the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick + when equipped with Honda Sensing™ and specific headlights