2017 Honda Ridgeline Safety Features Provide Greater Peace of Mind Out on the Road

  • Honda Ridgeline

    Honda has delivered an exceptional pickup truck that truly breaks the mold, offering an array of first-in-the-world features and various other outstanding assets. Among these assets are the 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s safety features, which are state-of-the-art and designed to give drivers greater peace of mind behind the wheel. Keep reading to learn more about this outstanding truck’s protective amenities in detail!

Advanced Safety Offerings

The Honda Ridgeline offers roomy seating for five passengers, which makes it the ideal truck in which to transport your family. And, of course, when you have loved ones onboard, safety becomes paramount. Fortunately, the Ridgeline boasts some of Honda’s most advanced safety and driver-assist features, truly making this truck an all-around exceptional vehicle. Included among its safety offerings are the following available technologies:

 

Ridgeline Blindspot Information

Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor: You might say the Ridgeline has your back—and your side. Its cutting-edge Blind Spot Information System helps protect drivers from what they can’t see, alerting motorists when there is a vehicle in the Ridgeline’s blind spot. The Cross Traffic Monitor further gives drivers assistance when they’re operating in reverse, letting them know when another vehicle is approaching as they back up.

Ridgeline Honda Sensing

Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking System: These two features work together to help drivers avoid frontal collisions. Monitoring for potential accidents ahead, Forward Collision Warning alerts the driver when a possible crash is detected so evasive action can be taken. If a collision is unavoidable, the Collision Mitigation Braking System goes into action, applying full braking power to help lessen the impact or even avoid the accident completely.

Ridgeline LaneWatch

Honda LaneWatch: Using a camera that is integrated into the passenger-side mirror, Honda LaneWatch provides live images of the adjacent lane so drivers can always see what is there when changing lanes or making right-hand turns.

RIdgeline Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist System: When the Ridgeline is traveling over 45 mph, the Lane Keeping Assist System works to keep the truck centered in its designated lane. A camera situated between the windshield and the rearview mirror detects lane markings, and the electric power steering system applies torque whenever the truck starts drifting from the center of its lane without the turn signal first being activated. The farther the Ridgeline drifts, the more torque is applied.

Ridgeline Road Departure

Lane Departure Warning and Road Departure Mitigation System: When the Ridgeline starts drifting too close to detected lane markings without the turn signal being activated, Lane Departure Warning notifies the driver. The Road Departure Mitigation System then kicks in, creating steering torque to help keep the truck in its proper lane and even applying braking power when it’s needed.

Ridgeline Adaptive Cruise

Adaptive Cruise Control: This feature lets drivers safely enjoy the convenience of cruise control even when there is traffic on the road. Once the driver selects a desired speed and following distance, Adaptive Cruise Control goes to work to monitor the vehicle ahead of the Ridgeline and automatically makes adjustments to maintain the proper following distance, even applying braking power when it senses traffic slowing or stopping.

Standard Protection

Among its plentiful standard features, the Honda Ridgeline delivers a variety of standard safety amenities. These fundamental features include offerings like an advanced airbag system, an anti-lock braking system, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, electronic brake distribution, daytime running lights, and more.

Among the standard safety features found onboard the Ridgeline are the following offerings:

  • Intelligent Airbags: The Ridgeline’s standard airbag system includes SmartVent front side airbags and a rollover sensor for the side curtain airbags. SmartVent airbags employ speed and seat sensors to detect the size of the front passenger, and the system automatically adjusts airbag deployment accordingly and will even shut off the side airbags completely if a child is detected in the seat. The rollover sensor for the side curtain airbags detects collisions during side impacts and sends data to a control unit. If a severe impact is detected, the side airbag will immediately inflate into the space between the door and the passenger.
  • Brake Assist: This system can automatically apply full braking force when it detects hard braking and emergency braking situations, helping to shorten the Ridgeline’s braking distance.
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure: This Honda-exclusive vehicle construction helps more evenly distribute crash energy when accidents occur, better protecting vehicle occupants and even helping more safely distribute crash energy to other vehicles involved in a collision.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Assist: Location and pressure indicators onboard the Ridgeline help prevent the danger and inconvenience of low or flat tires. Whenever one of the Ridgeline’s tires becomes low, the system alerts the driver regarding which tire is in need of attention and what its pressure level is. The Tire Fill Assist feature further helps the driver properly inflate the affected tire without the need of a handheld pressure gauge.

Tackle the Open Road with Confidence

Consumers can learn more about the exceptional 2017 Honda Ridgeline and its huge array of safety features and other amenities at any New England Honda Dealers location. Simply stop by one of our affiliated dealerships or contact us today to get more information about the Ridgeline and take it for a test drive!

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