Honda Ridgeline Safety Has Your Back

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline has made its debut to the automotive world, and this new model year brings a range of upgrades and new features. The new setup of the trim levels and the various new entertainment features on this model are definitely worth talking about, but we think that one of the most important areas that has really stepped it up this round are Ridgeline safety features. From upgrading features you love and adding new ones to discover, the safety suite is sure to impress. Keep reading to learn more about these features and how they work to keep you safer.

Active Safety Features

The first area of safety that the 2018 Honda Ridgeline covers is active safety features. These features are bound to keep you safer while the car is in motion in many different ways. Braking assistance, vehicle stability assist with traction control, and an anti-lock braking system are just a few of the features that keep this department moving. Other features include:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines – This camera system displays various angles behind the vehicle for the driver to view on the vehicle’s display touchscreen to make parking and reversing safer.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – With the help of tire fill assist and location and pressure indicators, this system makes sure that drivers stay on top of tire maintenance and keep their vehicles performing their best.
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System – This Honda Sensing system works to help alert drivers of a possible collision and, if necessary, apply braking force to bring the vehicle to a stop to minimize damage from an impending collision.

Passive Safety Features

Though they’re not as involved as active safety features, passive safety features also play a huge part in keeping you and your vehicle safe. This area consists of features and systems that work behind the scenes to provide a high level of safety and security in extreme circumstances. Some of the components of this department you may already be familiar with include three-point seat belts with automatic tensioning system, childproof rear door locks, and lower anchors and tethers for children. See a few more detailed examples below.

  • Comprehensive Airbag Systems – Advanced front airbags, SmartVent front side airbags, and side curtain airbags with rollover sensors work together to create a smart airbag system that maximizes safety.
  • ACE Body Structure – Otherwise known as an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, this vehicle construction distributes the impact of a collision throughout the vehicle evenly and keeps passengers a little safer.
  • Seat Belt Reminder – If, for some reason, front passengers forget the first rule of safe driving, this reminder will make sure that they know it’s time to buckle up.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Front Driver Side Mountains
2018 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Dual-Action Tailgate

Driver-Assist Features

The final pieces to the Ridgeline safety trio are high-tech driver-assistance features. These are features that work with the driver to keep them alert, focused, and driving safely to reduce the chances of collision. Some of the features in this division include auto high-beam headlights and the Honda Sensing Suite. Other helpful features and their job descriptions are as follows:

  • Honda LaneWatch – This feature keeps an eye on the lane next to you and allows you to see a clear picture of the lane to help make lane changing safer and more seamless.
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor – This system makes sure that you are well aware of any obstacles in your blind spots, as well as alerting you when a vehicle is approaching from either side of the vehicle.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Overhead Angle Desert

Test Drive the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Today

This introduction to the impressive Ridgeline safety features is only a small piece of a much, much more impressive whole. You’ll want to make sure that you get in on the action this time. Stop by your nearest Detroit Area Honda Dealers location or contact us online today to learn more about setting up a test drive, financing information, and currently available offers. We look forward to speaking with you!

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