2019 Honda Ridgeline Scores ‘Best Truck’ Honor from Car and Driver
Honda Ridgeline dubbed ‘Best Mid-size Pickup Truck,’ thanks to an unusual circumstance.
For the third consecutive year, the Honda Ridgeline has been named to Car and Driver‘s list of the “10 Best Trucks and SUVs” in the mid-size pickup category. For the awards, Car and Driver tested vehicles’ unique attributes for their respective segments, including ride and handling, safety features, technology, comfort, practicality and fuel efficiency. The 2019 Ridgeline excels in each of those areas due to its unique unibody construction and extent of standard and available features. Though, it’s worth nothing that by C&D‘s own admission, the Ridgeline ran unopposed in this year’s competition.
The Ridgeline utilizes a highly rigid, aerodynamic and tightly sealed unibody structure that delivers up to three times the torsional rigidity of competing body-on-frame trucks. The chassis features fully independent front and rear suspension systems with Amplitude Reactive Dampers, and combined with the body structure provides vastly superior ride comfort and handling precision along with the top-in-class cabin quietness.
Along with excellent drivability and NVH characteristics, the 2019 Ridgeline has the largest and most flexible cabin in its class along with robust cargo-hauling and towing capabilities. That includes a class-leading maximum payload capacity of up to 1,584 pounds and up to 5,000-pound towing, giving Ridgeline a higher degree of utility and versatility.