The CR-V and Ridgeline Were Singled Out for the Car and Driver 10Best Truck and SUV Awards*

December 22nd, 2016 by

2017 Honda RidgelineThe automotive luminaries at Car and Driver have honored the 2017 CR-V and 2017 Ridgeline at the 10Best Truck and SUV awards*. Both models were rated as Class-Leaders by a team of Car and Driver editors, even with over 140 models eligible for this year’s selection. Here’s how they managed to pull ahead so effortlessly.

The 10Best Awards

Car and Driver’s 10Best awards list is one of the most prestigious around, and the all-new 10Best Truck and SUV section zeroes in on one of the fastest growing segments in the country.

Numerous eligible models endured a week of evaluation, with editors voting based around value, driving engagement, and fulfilment of purpose. At the end of the day, Honda was able to secure two spots, a feat equaled by no other manufacturer.

Best Compact SUV: The 2017 Honda CR-V*

Ongoing popularity and acclaim means that CR-V models always have big shoes to fill, but Car and Driver discerned that the vehicle “has never been better than it is with the release of the all-new 2017 model.”

Arriving in dealerships on December 21st, the CR-V brings more upgrades than we can cover, but the most important include:

  • First Ever CR-V Turbo: The 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder makes up to 190-hp and 179 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • Roomier Dimensions: The new model is 1.2-inches longer and 1.6 wider between the wheels, plus also 1.4 inches taller.
  • Upgraded Technologies: Including Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, and Lane Keep Assist.

Best Mid-Size Pickup: The 2017 Honda Ridgeline*

Describing the 2017 Honda Ridgeline as a “compelling blend of pickup, SUV, and even minivan attributes”, Car and Driver experienced no qualms placing this innovative pickup on the 10Best list*.

That combination might seem odd, but it represents a decisive step forward in pickup design. A 280-hp, 262 lb.-ft. of torque V6, 5,000 lbs. maximum tow rating, and Best-in-Class 1,584 lbs. maximum payload demonstrates the Ridgeline’s striking capability, but new innovative new features, such as an in-bed sound system and dual-action tailgate, take it a step above the common pickup.

Experience Both the 2017 Honda CR-V and Ridgeline at Fisher Honda

The Ridgeline and the CR-V are both favorites with Boulder and Denver drivers thanks to their ability to look great in the city and then handle the backcountry of the Rockies without breaking a sweat. To find out more, just contact Fisher Honda today.

*Car and Driver, January 2017