The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Named 2017 North American Truck of the Year

January 18th, 2017 by

2017 Honda RidgelineThe 2017 Honda Ridgeline electrified the automotive industry when it was first introduced, and it has just been named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year. Previously earning the award of Best Compact Pickup Truck during the 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards, the Ridgeline is clearly no stranger to the spotlight, and its innovative design continues to attract the industry’s most coveted honors.

The North American Truck of the Year Award

Each year, over 50 members of the North American automotive media are tasked with finding the best vehicles in the country.

These judges rate vehicles based around excellence in design, safety, performance, driver satisfaction, value, technology, and overall innovation. 2017 has seen the Honda Ridgeline pull immeasurably ahead of the competition; it scored an incredible 364 points to beat the second-place Ford F-series Super Duty (193 points) and Nissan Titan (72 points).

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline

If the vast gulf that separates the 2017 Honda Ridgeline from its erstwhile rivals seems excessive, you clearly aren’t acquainted with this top of the line truck. Pioneering in a segment that has become stuck in its ways, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline delivers several creative features, including:

  • Dual-Action Tailgate: Swings out from the side as well as dropping from the bottom to provide more options while loading and unloading.
  • In-Bed Trunk: Combining the safety of a trunk with the space of a bed, you can put your belongings into a lockable container within the bed itself. Honda has even fitted a removable plug, so you can turn the trunk into a cooler.
  • In-Bed Sound System: Perfect for transitioning from work to play, the Ridgeline’s available in-bed sound system can be controlled from the cabin or via Bluetooth.

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Unites Trailblazing Features with Plenty of Capability

Such forward-thinking features helped the 2017 Honda Ridgeline stand out, but it still makes sense on a practical level thanks to a 280-hp, 262 lb.-ft. of torque V6 capable of 5,000 lbs. of maximum towing and a Best-in-Class 1,584 lbs. maximum payload rating, so you can tow and carry between Denver and Boulder with ease. To find out more, just visit Fisher Honda today.