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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!