Redesigned for the 2017 model year, the Ridgeline is claimed to be the first and only pickup to earn the TSP+ safety award. The latest Ford F-150 earns the same top marks in crashworthiness, but lags with ‘poor’ headlights and only a basic front crash prevention system.
The Ridgeline was one of just seven models to earn a ‘good’ rating in the IIHS’ new headlight assessment program. To be clear, the impressive headlight assessment only applies to the LED projectors on the top RTL-E and Black Edition trims; the halogen lights for all other packages received a ‘poor’ rating.
In the challenging small-overlap test, the pickup’s driver space held up well with a maximum intrusion of just 11 cm at the parking brake pedal. Dummy measurements indicated a low risk of significant injuries in an equivalent real-world crash scenario.
Honda’s Accord Sedan and Pilot also received TSP+ awards for 2017, while the Accord Coupe, Civic Coupe and Civic Sedan received TSP ratings.