Safest Pickup Truck: 2019 Honda Ridgeline Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

May 2nd, 2019 by

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The 2019 Honda Ridgeline can officially lay claim to the title of safest pickup truck – it just became the only pickup tested by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) to receive a Top Safety Pick Award.

Read on to explore:

  • IIHS Crash-Test Ratings
  • Honda Ridgeline Body Structure
  • Honda Ridgeline Safety Features

IIHS Crash-Test Ratings

The IIHS conducted extensive crash-testing of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, ultimately awarding it a coveted Top Safety Pick rating when equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. It also earned a “Superior” rating for its available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™).

This marks the seventh Honda model to receive a top IIHS safety rating. The Honda Insight earned a Top Safety Pick+ award, while the following models were all Top Safety Pick winners:

IIHS ratings aren’t alone. The 2019 Honda Ridgeline was fully evaluated and received a 5-star overall vehicle score from the NHTSA*.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Safety

The Honda Ridgeline’s impressive safety scores owe much to its celebrated Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. In the unlikely event of a collision, the body crumples intelligently to distribute crash-force energy away from the passenger compartment, all while a smart selection of airbags cushion you and your passengers from harm.

Of course, you’re unlikely to ever put the Honda Ridgeline’s crashworthiness to the test thanks to the following standard safety features:2019 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Front Grille

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist

The Honda Ridgeline also offers a wide range of advanced Honda Sensing driver assistance features:

2019 Honda Ridgeline Interior Cabin

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Take Command of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline at Your Local Showroom

Whether on the highway running between Kentucky and Ohio or in the middle of a busy West Virginia city, the Honda Ridgeline is always working to keep you protected. To check out all AWD Honda vehicles and the latest special offers, contact us today or visit your nearest Tri-State Honda dealer.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit