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2019 Honda Ridgeline Nabs Top NHTSA Safety Rating

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It looks like current and past Honda Accord owners (and media outlets like Car and Driver) are not the only ones who like the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. In the latest rounds of government crash-testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline received the highest possible score with a five-star overall rating. That's higher than any other mid-size pickup truck, putting the Ridgeline in the same safety category as the 2019 Ford F-150, 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. They all earned five stars for their overall rating.


In NHTSA testing, vehicles earn ratings of one to five stars in frontal crash, side crash and rollover resistance tests. NHTSA also rates vehicles based on whether they feature rearview video systems, forward collision warning and lane departure warning and recommends automatic emergency braking. Vehicles also earn a one- to five-star overall vehicle rating, which indicates how the individual ratings combine to reflect a vehicle's overall safety.

In addition to its five-star overall rating, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline earned five stars in the frontal and side crash tests, and four stars for the rollover test. All ratings apply to front- and all-wheel-drive crew-cab Ridgelines.

The Honda Ridgeline has not been changed for several years but, due to construction and its minivan/crossover-based platform, it has always performed when compared to other mid-size pickups. In our last , the Ridgeline came within a hair's breadth of beating our winner, the GMC Canyon.

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