These days, more and more vehicles are using high-end technologies to help drivers take some of the stress out of their lives. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline, of course, is no exception. Unlike most competing pickup trucks, the Ridgeline can be equipped with a full selection of computer-powered driver-assist safety features that will give you the energy to focus on what really matters.
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
The majority of these features are grouped under the Honda Sensing safety package, which includes a collision mitigation braking system, a road departure mitigation system, a forward collision warning, a lane departure warning, a lane keeping assist system, and adaptive cruise control. Although some of these technologies are billed as active safety features and others are billed as driver-assist technologies, all utilize a combination of cameras, radar, and artificial intelligence in order to help you maintain control on the road.
With Honda Sensing in your Ridgeline, you’ll enjoy superior protection, even from dangers and surprises that escape your view! The Honda Sensing package comes standard on the Ridgeline’s RTL-E and Black Edition trim levels, where it appears alongside a blind spot information system with a cross traffic monitor and automatic high-beam headlights. Drivers who don’t want to upgrade all the way to the RTL-E trim will still be able to access useful tools like Honda LaneWatch, which comes standard on RTL-T trims.
There’s nowhere you can’t go with the Ridgeline’s active safety features on your side. In addition to those Honda Sensing features described above, the Ridgeline’s list of active safety features includes brake assist technology, an anti-lock braking system, and electronic brake distribution, all of which help to provide superior responsiveness. What’s more, the Ridgeline’s RT trim comes standard with vehicle stability assist with traction control, allowing your truck to adjust automatically to changes in road conditions.
Drivers who want to enjoy even more off-road capability can upgrade with the intelligent variable torque management all-wheel drive system, available on every Ridgeline trim except for the RT. With this feature engaged, you can take advantage of intelligent traction management in the sand, snow, and even mud! On top of all this, the Ridgeline’s suite of active safety features includes visibility- and knowledge-improving features like daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines.
The Ridgeline’s daytime running lights and rearview camera—both standard on the RT—receive significant upgrades on the RTL-T trim or higher, where LED daytime running lights and dynamic guidelines are equipped.
Although they’re not as flashy as the Ridgeline’s active and driver-assist safety features, the Ridgeline’s array of passive safety technologies is no less impressive or important to your security. Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and uni-body construction allow the Ridgeline’s frame to withstand almost anything.
What’s more, both technologies are designed to direct the force of collisions away from passengers in the cabin by collapsing in some places and remaining rigid in others. Every Ridgeline comes equipped with advanced front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, universal three-point seatbelts, and a built-in system of Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). Moreover, the seatbelts in the first row of seating provide customized protection with automatic tensioning technology and automatic reminders. Childproof rear door locks round out the Ridgeline’s expansive selection of passive safety technologies—all of which come standard on its baseline RT trim.
Curious drivers can explore the 2018 Honda Ridgeline’s safety features in person by visiting us at any of our Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers locations. Contact us today to explore our current offers and financing options before you schedule your test drive.
*2017 Honda Ridgeline with LED headlights and Honda Sensing equipped