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2017 Honda Ridgeline

Large pickup
2017 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Honda Ridgeline
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment

Headlights
G
only certain
trims

Check for NHTSA recalls
Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2017
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Superior
2014
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2013
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
2012
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
G
M
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
G
M
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Ridgeline was redesigned after a 2-year absence from the market. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain and side thorax airbags deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL crew cab 2wd
Weight 4,275 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 125 in.
Length 210 in.
Width 79 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1613
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 3
Center (cm) 4
Right (cm) 8
Brake pedal (cm) 11
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1613
Head
HIC-15 258
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 29
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm) 26
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.2
Femur force - right (kN) 0.2
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.43
Maximum tibia index - right 0.56
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 62
Right 139

Applies to 2017 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Honda Ridgeline was redesigned after a 2-year absence from the market. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Honda as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2017 Honda Ridgeline RT crew cab 4wd
Weight 4,435 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 125 in.
Length 210 in.
Width 79 in.
Engine 3.5 L V6
EPA ratings 18 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1612
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-19.5

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1612
Head HIC-15 159
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 23
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.13
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.23
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.6
Combined force (kN) 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 51
A-P moment (Nm) -25

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1612
Head HIC-15 88
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 36
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 39
Average deflection (mm) 28
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.90
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.43
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.3
Combined force (kN) 1.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.5
L-M moment (Nm) 131
A-P moment (Nm) 32

Applies to 2017 models

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System

Package name

  • Optional Honda Sensing

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Superior
with optional
equipment
6 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
3 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • RTL-E trim
  • Black Edition trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
G
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves, and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams never created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve and fair on the sharp right and both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on both right curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • RT trim
  • RTS trim
  • SPORT trim
  • RTL trim
  • RTL-T trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • RTL-E trim
  • Black Edition trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
G
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Acceptable glare?
Straightaway right edge 109.1 m Yes
Straightaway left edge 53.1 m Yes
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.2 m Yes
250m radius left curve, right edge 50.7 m Yes
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.6 m Yes
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.4 m Yes
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 171.1 m
Straightaway left edge 130.5 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 76.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 69.9 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 57.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 56.9 m

Trim level(s)
  • RT trim
  • RTS trim
  • SPORT trim
  • RTL trim
  • RTL-T trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Acceptable glare?
Straightaway right edge 74.4 m Yes
Straightaway left edge 30.9 m Yes
250m radius right curve, right edge 43.4 m Yes
250m radius left curve, left edge 33.6 m Yes
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.3 m Yes
150m radius left curve, left edge 30.8 m Yes
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 152.3 m
Straightaway left edge 114.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 66.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 48.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.2 m

1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Daytime running lights

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