One of the lesser known trucks on the market is the Honda Ridgeline, however the vehicle is making its name known by being awarded the 2017 North American Truck of the Year. Pickup trucks of all sizes were eligible, as well as light- and medium-duty commercial vans. The announcement was made at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Honda Ridgeline received 364 points to beat the Ford F-series Super Duty, 193 and Nissan Titan, 72. The Ridgeline was made to offer a pickup bed for cargo on a car-style chassis that features a smoother ride than most pickups. It offers unique features like a “trunk” under its cargo bed’s floor and a double-hinged tailgate that opens down or from the side. Other unique features include a 280 hp, 4-wheel independent suspension and AWD system with unit-body construction that provides a vehicle that is always up to the task. The blind spot information system alerts you when approaching vehicles are detected, allowing you to change lanes safely. A Remote Engine Start gets your vehicle going early so that the inside can be warm or cool before you even get inside. Cameras placed on the side mirrors and the tailgate allow you to always know what obstructions may be in your path, whether it is for parallel parking or backing up.

The North American Truck of the Year awards excellence in innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. Started in 1994, it is judged by 60 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for magazines, television, radio, newspapers and websites. It is the longest-running award not associated with a specific publication—a system that produces a diverse set of jurors.

With this prestigious award and great features, it is no wonder that the Honda Ridgeline is entrenching itself in the truck marketplace. At #FormulaHondaOntario, we proudly carry the Ridgeline in our inventory and gladly invite you to visit our dealership to see it yourself. For more information, visit us at to see our Honda events and Honda special offers. We look forward to serving you!