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2019 Honda Ridgeline

large pickup / Crew cab pickup

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T crew cab 2wd

The Honda Ridgeline was redesigned for the 2017 model year after a 2-year absence from the market.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1637
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Footrest (cm) 7
Left toepan (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Parking brake (cm) 11
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3
Upper dash (cm) 3
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1637
Head
HIC-15 222
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.29
Chest maximum compression (mm) 24
Femur (kN)
Left 0.3
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 0
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.36
Right 0.54
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 0.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 104
Right 86

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL crew cab 2wd

The Honda Ridgeline was redesigned for the 2017 model year after a 2-year absence from the market.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the right side, allowing the head to move far enough forward to hit the dashboard. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger’s survival space was maintained well.

The dummy’s head slid off the right side of the frontal airbag and moved far enough forward to hit the dashboard.

Forces on the right knee and right lower leg were high enough to indicate a significant risk of injury to the knee and a moderate risk to the lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID CEP1827
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 10
Footrest (cm) 13
Right toepan (cm) 8
Center toepan (cm) 3
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 6
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Upper dash (cm) 9
Right lower dash (cm) 7

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CEP1827
Head
HIC-15 352
Peak gs at hard contact 65
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 16
Femur (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 3.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 8
Right 16
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 1
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.50
Right 0.91
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 116
Right 23

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEP1827
Head
HIC-15 95
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.21
Chest maximum compression (mm) 23
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 0
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.52
Right 0.27
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 75
Right 63

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL crew cab 2wd

The Honda Ridgeline was redesigned for the 2017 model year 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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda Ridgeline RT crew cab 4wd

The Honda Ridgeline was redesigned for the 2017 model year 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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

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

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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Honda Ridgeline RT crew cab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,216 lbs
Peak force 23,697 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.62

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 36
Distance below top of head (mm) 34
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 10.9
Head contact time (ms) 60
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 10
Max neck tension (N) 367

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Collision Mitigation Braking System

Package name

  • Optional Honda Sensing Package

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2017-19 models

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on 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
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
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 exceeded glare limits.

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.

Technical measurements for this test
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 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 109.1 m None
Straightaway left edge 53.1 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.2 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 50.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 52.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 49.4 m None
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
  • 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
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 exceeded glare limits.

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.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • RT 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 2017-19 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 74.4 m None
Straightaway left edge 30.9 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 43.4 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 33.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 36.3 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 30.8 m None
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

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim RT
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 3 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim RT
Seat type cloth
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 27
Clearance angle (degrees) 71
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 14
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Tether anchor
Location Other
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 17
Clearance angle (degrees) 91
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 21
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Tether anchor
Location Other
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 27
Clearance angle (degrees) 83
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 24
Clearance angle (degrees) 77
Tether anchor
Location Other
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated