The annual North American Truck of the Year Awards are highly competitive and considered a very accurate measurement of the best pickup available on the market. This year, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline took home the title, proving that innovation and capability help it stand out from the crowd. Since the North American Truck of the Year Awards is conducted by a third party, they are highly objective. This makes them among the most well-respected honors of their kind.
North American Truck of the Year
In early January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the honorees for the awards were announced and the 2017 Ridgeline earned the title of 2017 North American Truck of the Year. To evaluate the winners, the judges looked at a number of factors and gave each vehicle a score. The Honda Ridgeline received an impressive 364 points. To put that in perspective, the Ford F-Series Super Duty only earned 193 points and the Nissan Titan only got 72. These awards began in 1994, and the judges are around 60 professional journalists who specialize in the automotive industry. This is also the longest running award that isn’t linked to a specific publication, allowing for diverse judges.
Get to Know the Honda Ridgeline
If you aren’t familiar with the Ridgeline, this model was recently brought back from a hiatus with a complete makeover. It has a car-style chassis that gives you a smoother ride than the majority of other pickups on the road. The Ridgeline also has a number of innovative features, such as a built-in trunk underneath the cargo bed that is drainable, a double-hinted tailgate that lets you open it up and down or sideways, and available speakers built right into the truck bed for tailgating and listening to music at job sites.
Experience the 2017 Honda Ridgeline for yourself on a test drive around Shelby, North Carolina when you visit Renaldo Honda. Our team can answer any questions you have about the Ridgeline, and help you configure your very own North American Truck of the Year.